[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 148 (Friday, July 31, 2020)]
[Pages 46209-46210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16333]



Federal Highway Administration

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Verde Connect, 
Cornville Road to State Route 260 in Yavapai County, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions 
by FHWA and other Federal agencies.


SUMMARY: This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal 
agencies that are final. The actions relate to the Environmental 
Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 
Verde Connect, Cornville Road to State Route (SR) 260 project in 
Yavapai County, AZ. The actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals 
for the project.

DATES: By this notice, FHWA 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 December 28, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alan Hansen, Team Leader Planning, 
Environment, Air Quality, Realty, and Civil Rights Team, Federal 
Highway Administration, 4000 N Central Avenue, Suite 1500, Phoenix, 
Arizona 85012-3500; telephone: (602) 379-3646, fax: (602) 382-8998, 
email: [email protected]. The FHWA Arizona Division Office's normal 
business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).
    You may also contact: Ms. Rebecca Yedlin, Environmental 
Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, 4000 N Central Ave., Suite 
1500, Phoenix, Arizona 85012-3500; telephone: (602) 379-3646, fax: 
(602) 382-8998, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA and other 
Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, 
permits, and approvals for the following project in the State of 
Arizona: Verde Connect, Cornville Rd. to SR 260. The actions by the 
Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken, are 
described in the Draft EA approved on April 23, 2020, Final EA approved 
on July 20, 2020, in the FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact issued 
on July 21, 2020, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative 
record. Project decision documents are also available online at: 
https://www.verdeconnect.com. 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 [23 U.S.C. 109].
    2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671(q)].
    3. Land: Section 4(f) of the US Department of Transportation Act of 
1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]; Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) 
[23 U.S.C. 319].
    4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531-1544 and 
Section 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 [16 U.S.C. 703-712].
    5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et 
seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 
470(aa)-11]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [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 [42 U.S.C. 

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2000(d)(1)]; American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996]; 
Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201-4209].
    7. Wetlands and Water Resources: 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]; Flood Disaster Protection Act [42 
U.S.C. 4001-4128].
    8. Water: Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387.
    9. Executive Orders: 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. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; 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.)

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1).

    Issued on: July 23, 2020.
Karla S. Petty,
Arizona Division Administrator, Phoenix, Arizona.
[FR Doc. 2020-16333 Filed 7-30-20; 8:45 am]