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FHWA, in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to solicit comments and advise the public, agencies, and stakeholders of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared to study the effects of a highway project under consideration for the Highway 67 corridor in Clay, Greene, Lawrence, and Randolph counties, Arkansas.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

Docket No. FHWA-2021-0009

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Highway Project in Arkansas

Agency

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation.

Action

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

Summary

FHWA, in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to solicit comments and advise the public, agencies, and stakeholders of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared to study the effects of a highway project under consideration for the Highway 67 corridor in Clay, Greene, Lawrence, and Randolph counties, Arkansas. This notice contains a summary of the information as required in the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.  This NOI should be reviewed together with the Supplementary NOI Information document which contains important details about the proposed project.

Dates

Comments on the NOI or the Supplementary NOI Information document must be received on or before August 2, 2021.

Addresses

This NOI and the Supplementary NOI Information document are available in the docket referenced above at http://www.regulations.gov and on the project website located at Future57.transportationplanroom.com.  The Supplementary NOI Information document also will be mailed upon request.  Interested parties are invited to submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • Web Site:  For access to the documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the project website located at Future57.transportationplanroom.com.  Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: Randal Looney at 501-324-6423
  • Mailing address or for hand delivery or courier: Federal Highway Administration, Arkansas Division, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Room 3130, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  • Email address: Randal.Looney@dot.gov.

All submissions should include the agency name and the docket number that appears in the heading of this Notice.  All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov or Future57.transportationplanroom.com, including any personal information provided.

For Further Information, Contact

For further information and/or to get on the project mailing list, contact

  • Mr. Randal Looney, Environmental Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, Arkansas Division Office, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 3130, Little Rock, AR 72201-3298, email: randal.looney@dot.gov, (501) 324-6430; or
  • Mr. Bill McAbee, Environmental Project Manager, Garver, 4701 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118, email: WCMcAbee@GarverUSA.com, (501) 376-3633     

Accommodations

Special communication or accommodation needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact Lindi Miller, 4701 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118, call 501-823-0730, or email PublicInvolvement@GarverUSA.com. The hearing or speech impaired, may contact the Arkansas Relay System at (Voice/TTY 711). Requests should be made at least 4 days prior to the end of the comment period.


Notice of Nondiscrimination: The Arkansas Department of Transportation (Department) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion (not applicable as a protected group under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Title VI Program), disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the Department's programs and activities, as well as the Department's hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the Department's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Joanna P. McFadden Section Head - EEO/DBE (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), P. 0. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203, (501) 569- 2298, (Voice/TTY 711), or the following email address: joanna.mcfadden@ardot.gov

Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.

ARDOT Job 100512; Docket No. FHWA-2021-0009