Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)]
[Pages 57548-57549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-23243]
Federal Highway Administration
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation
Projects in Florida
AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for Judicial Review of actions
by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), pursuant to 23 U.S.C.
327, and other Federal Agencies.
SUMMARY: The FHWA, on behalf of FDOT, is issuing this notice to
announce actions taken by FDOT and other Federal Agencies that are
final agency actions. These actions relate to the proposed Cortez
Bridge improvement project on State Road (S.R.) 684 from S.R. 789 (Gulf
Drive) in Bradenton Beach, Florida to 123rd Street West in
unincorporated Manatee County, Florida (Federal-Aid Project Number
8886-227-A). These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for
the project.
DATES: By this notice, FHWA, on behalf of FDOT, is advising the public
of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking
judicial review of the Federal Agency actions on the highway project
will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 23, 2020.
If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides
a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that
shorter time period still applies.
Office of Environmental Management, FDOT, 605 Suwannee Street, MS 37,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399; telephone (850) 414-4316; email:
[email protected].
    The FDOT Office of Environmental Management's normal business hours
are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday through
Friday, except State holidays.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective December 14, 2016, the FHWA
assigned, and the FDOT assumed, environmental responsibilities for this
project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that FDOT,
and other Federal Agencies have taken final agency action subject to 23
U.S.C. 139 (l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the
project described below. The actions by FDOT and other Federal Agencies
on the project, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are
described in the Type 2 Categorical Exclusion (CE) approved on
September 18, 2019, and in other project records. The Type 2 CE
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and other documents for the project are available by contacting FDOT at
the address provided above. The Type 2 CE can be viewed and downloaded
from the project website at Additional project documents can be found at
    The project subject to this notice is:
    Project Location: Manatee County, Florida--Cortez Bridge on State
Road (S.R.) 684 in the City of Bradenton Beach, Florida. The project
involves replacement of the existing Cortez Bridge, a two-lane
undivided 17.5-foot high low-level drawbridge, with a two-lane 65-foot
high-level fixed bridge, with the addition of 10-foot wide shoulders
and 10-foot sidewalks in each direction. The new bridge will be
constructed approximately 20 feet north of the existing bridge, which
will remain in place during construction to accommodate all traffic.
The existing bridge will be removed after traffic is shifted to the new
    This notice applies to all Federal Agency decisions as of the
issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were
taken, including but not limited to:
    1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C.
4321-4351; Federal-Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C.
    2. Air: Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q).
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act
of 1966 (4f) [49 U.S.C. 303 and 23 U.S.C. 138].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (ESA) [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and
1536]; Marine Mammal Protection Act [16 U.S.C. 1361], Fish and Wildlife
Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661-667(d)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act
(MBTA) [16 U.S.C. 703-712]; Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and
Management Act of 1976, as amended [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (106) [16 U.S.C. 470(f)
et seq.]; Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (ARPA) [16
U.S.C. 470(aa)-470(II)]; Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act
(AHPA) [16 U.S.C. 469-469(c)]; Native American Grave Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) [25 U.S.C. 3001-3013].
    6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Civil Rights) [42
U.S.C. 20009(d)-2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42
U.S.C. 1996]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404,
Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251-1377]; Coastal Barriers
Resources Act (CBRA) [16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.]; Coastal Zone Management
Act (CZMA) [16 U.S.C. 1451-1465]; Land and Water Conservation Fund
(LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 4601-4604]; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) [42 U.S.C.
300(f)-300(j)(6)]; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 401-406];
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act [16 U.S.C. 1271-1287]; Emergency Wetlands
Resources Act [16 U.S.C. 3921, 3931]; Wetlands Mitigation, [23 U.S.C.
103(b)(6)(M) and 103(b)(11)]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 U.S.C.
    8. Executive Orders (E.O.): E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O.
11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income
Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural
Resources; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and
Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205,
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on
Federal programs and activities apply to this program.)
    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).
    Issued on: October 18, 2019.
Karen M. Brunelle,
Director, Office of Project Development, Federal Highway
Administration, Tallahassee, Florida.
[FR Doc. 2019-23243 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]