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[Federal Register: June 25, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 122)]
[Page 33737]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statement; Oakland and Genesee Counties, MI

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed 
highway project in Oakland and Genesee counties, Michigan. A Section 
4(f) Statement will be prepared in coordination with the EIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Kirschensteiner, Engineer, 
Environmental Programs & Field Operations, Federal Highway 
Administration, 315 West Allegan St., Room 207, Lansing, Michigan 
48933, Telephone (517) 702-1835, Fax: 377-1804; email: 
<A HREF="mailto:james.kirschensteiner@fhwa.dot.gov">james.kirschensteiner@fhwa.dot.gov</A>.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Michigan 
Department of Transportation, will prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve M-15 in Oakland and Genesee 
counties, Michigan. The proposed improvement will involve the 
reconstruction of existing M-15 between I-75 and I-69, a distance of 
approximately 20 miles. Due to the presence of cultural resources, a 
Section 4(f) Statement will be developed in conjunction with the EIS.
    Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to provide 
for projected traffic demand. Alternatives under consideration include: 
(1) Taking no action, (2) Low-Cost Improvements/Transportation Systems 
Management, (3) New Alignments, and (4) M-15 Reconstruction. 
Incorporated into and studied with the various build alternatives will 
be design variation of typical sections and alignment.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments have 
been sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to 
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are 
known to have an interest in this proposal. A series of public meetings 
have been held; June 7 and 8, 2000, August 24, 2000, October 25, 2000, 
November 15, 2000, January 24, 2001, and April 3 and 4, 2001. A public 
hearing will be held after appropriate public notice is given of the 
time and place of the hearing. The draft EIS will be available for 
public and agency review and comment prior to the public hearing. 
Formal scoping meetings were held September 20, 2000, in Lansing for 
agency officials and in the corridor for local stakeholders.
    To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed 
action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments, 
and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or 
questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be 
directed to the FHWA at the address provided above.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation of 
Federal programs and activities apply to this program)

    Issued on: June 14, 2001.
James J. Steele,
Division Administrator, Lansing, Michigan.
[FR Doc. 01-15833 Filed 6-22-01; 8:45 am]

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