DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[41 Pa.B. 568]
[Saturday, January 22, 2011]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 512(b)), the Deputy Secretary for Aviation makes the following written finding:
The Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and the Department of Transportation are planning the implementation of a program to improve freight rail transportation for a designated corridor. The National Gateway Clearance Initiative is a freight railtransportation improvement program to achieve a minimum of 21 feet of clearance along the CSX rail corridor so that double-stacked intermodal railcars can be transported between mid-Atlantic states and their ports to mid-west markets. Phase 1 of the National Gateway Clearance Initiative includes Federally-funded clearance improvements and other rail improvements between northwest Ohio and Chambersburg, PA.
Information describing the project, with the associated environmental analysis, is contained in the Environmental Assessment/Section 2002 Evaluation that was prepared for this project.
Based upon studies, there is no prudent and feasible alternative to the proposed action. The environmental, economic, social and other effects of the proposed project as enumerated in section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 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 the effects.
Deputy Secretary for Aviation
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-122. Filed for public inspection January 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]
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