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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices 22001

Comments or questions concerning this would depend upon the alternative Environmental Protection Agency
proposed action and the EIS should be selected and is not known at this time. (USEPA).
directed to Caltrans at the address The proposed project will consider • Section 401 Water Quality
provided above. several alternatives intended to satisfy Certification—Texas Commission on
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance the identified need and purpose. The Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning current purpose is emergency
and Construction. The regulations evacuation, economic development, and • Coastal Zone Management
implementing Executive Order 12372 to enhance safety and mobility. The Program—General Land Office (GLO).
regarding intergovernmental consultation on alternatives will include the no-build If a build alternative advances from
Federal programs and activities apply to this alternative, Transportation System the DEIS and FEIS, the actual approvals
Management/Transportation Demand required may change after field surveys
Issued on: April 16, 2008. Management, mass transit, and roadway are completed and an alternative is
Nancy Bobb, build alternatives. The roadway build selected for the project through a ROD.
Director, State Programs. Federal Highway alternatives may range from a two-lane A scoping meeting is an opportunity
Administration, Sacramento, California. to a six-lane road and may include for participating agencies, cooperating
[FR Doc. E8–8795 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] limited access and non-limited access agencies, and the public to be involved
BILLING CODE 4910–22–P (arterial) designs, and toll and non-toll in defining the draft Need and Purpose
lanes. for the proposed project, the range of
The EIS will evaluate potential direct, alternatives for consideration in the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION indirect, and cumulative impacts from draft EIS, and to comment on the
construction and operation of the methodologies to evaluate alternatives.
Federal Highway Administration proposed project including, but not The scoping meeting will also include a
Environmental Impact Statement: limited to, the following: Impacts or draft coordination plan and schedule for
Cameron County, TX displacements to residents and agency and public comment. A scoping
businesses; detours; air and noise meeting for the proposed project will be
AGENCY: Federal Highway impacts from construction equipment, held in May 2008.
Administration (FHWA), DOT. and operation of the project; water
ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). quality impacts from the construction In addition to any scoping meetings,
area and from roadway storm water a series of meetings to solicit public
SUMMARY: FHWA is issuing this notice runoff; impacts to waters of the United comment will be held during the
to advise the public that an States; impacts to historic and environmental review process. They
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) archeological resources; impacts to will be held during appropriate phases
will be prepared for the proposed South floodplains and irrigation canals; of the project development process.
Padre Island Second Access project in impacts to socio-economic resources Public notices will be given stating the
Cameron County, Texas. Publication of (including environmental justice and date, time, and location of the meeting
this Notice of Intent (NOI) will serve to limited English proficiency or hearing and will be published in
rescind a previous NOI published in populations); indirect impacts; English as well as Spanish. Provision
July 2003 for the same project. The cumulative impacts; land use; regional will be made for those with special
proposed project would link State and local economic interactions; communication needs, including
Highway (SH) 100 on the mainland with vegetation including seagrass beds, translation if requested. Correspondence
Park Road (PR) 100 on South Padre dense thorn-scrub habitat, and riparian will be sent to federal, state, and local
Island. Currently, vehicular access to vegetation; wildlife; and aesthetic and agencies, and to organizations and
South Padre Island is limited to the visual resources. individuals who have previously
Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway The project may require the following expressed or are known to have an
connecting the City of Port Isabel and approvals: interest in the project, which will
the Town of South Padre Island. The • Section 106, National Historic describe the proposed project and solicit
proposed project would provide a Preservation Act (NHPA)—Advisory comments. Comments and suggestions
second connection from the Texas Council on Historic Preservation from all interested parties are invited to
mainland to South Padre Island in (ACHP), Texas Historical Commission ensure that the full range of issues
Cameron County, Texas. The proposed (THC), and State Historic Preservation related to the proposed project are
project would consist of construction Office (SHPO). identified and addressed. Comments or
predominantly on new right-of-way. • Navigable Waterway Permit— questions concerning this proposed
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: United States Coast Guard (USCG). action and the EIS should be directed to
Donald E. Davis, District Engineer, • Section 404 Clean Water Act and the FHWA at the address provided
Federal Highway Administration, Texas Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act—US above.
Division, 300 East 8th Street, Room 826, Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Austin, Texas 78701, Telephone (512) • Section 7 Endangered Species Act— Program Number 20.205, Highway Research,
536–5960. US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Planning, and Construction. The regulations
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The and National Oceanic and Atmospheric implementing Executive Order 12372
FHWA, in cooperation with the Texas Administration, National Marine regarding intergovernmental consultation on
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries). Federal programs and activities apply to this
and the Cameron County Regional • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery program.)
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Mobility Authority (CCRMA) is Conservation and Management Act Issued on: April 17, 2008.
preparing an EIS for the proposed (MSFCMA) and the Marine Mammal
Donald E. Davis,
project which would involve the Protection Act—NOAA Fisheries.
construction of a second access between • Section 402 Clean Water Act, District Engineer, Austin, Texas.
SH 100 and PR 100. The amount of National Pollutant Discharge [FR Doc. E8–8783 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am]
additional right-of-way to be acquired Elimination System (NPDES)—US BILLING CODE 4910–22–P

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