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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2317




Crawford County

[38 Pa.B. 7026]
[Saturday, December 20, 2008]

   Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Director of the Bureau of Design as delegated by the Secretary of Transportation makes the following written finding:

   The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Department of Transportation (Department) are planning to reface the abutments and wing walls on the Allen Street Railroad Bridge in the City of Titusville, Crawford County. The project will require the use of the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, which is a part of a historic rail line and, therefore qualifies as a section 4(f)/section 2002 resource.

   In accordance with section 2002 of The Administrative Code 1929 establishing the Department, a Level-2 Categorical Exclusion Evaluation (CEE) has been developed for the subject project along with a ''Determination of Section 4(f) De minimus Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use'' checklist to evaluate the potential environmental impacts caused by the subject project. The checklist also serves as the Section 2002 Evaluation. The approved documents are available in the CE/EA Expert System.

   Based upon studies, there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the proposed action. Mitigation measures will be taken to minimize harm as stipulated in the Level-2 CEE, the ''Determination of Section 4(f) De minimus Use Section 2002 No Adverse Use'' and the associated Memorandum of Agreement.

   The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code 1929, have been considered. It has been concluded that there is no feasible and prudent alternative to the project as designed and all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize such effects.

Bureau of Design

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2317. Filed for public inspection December 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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