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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-196




Forest County

[41 Pa.B. 678]
[Saturday, January 29, 2011]

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

 The Department of Transportation (Department) is planning to rehabilitate the Nebraska Bridge which carries SR 3004 over the Tionesta Creek in Forest County.

 The rehabilitation of the bridge will require an access road within the Tionesta Recreational Area owned by the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) which qualifies as a Section 4(f)/Section 2002 resource. The access road will remain in place after completion of the project as requested by the ACOE that will result in a Net Benefit to the property. The access road will use 0.04 acre of the 3,184-acre property with an additional construction easement of 0.45 acre.

 In accordance with section 2002 of The Administrative Code of 1929 establishing the Department, an Environmental Document (ED) has been developed for this 100% State funded bridge rehabilitation project. Also, a ''Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Transportation Projects that have Net Beneficial Use (Net Benefit)'' was developed to evaluate the potential environmental impacts caused by the subject project. The Section 4(f) document 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 ED and the Section 4(f)/Section 2002 document.

 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.

Bureau of Project Delivery

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-196. Filed for public inspection January 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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