DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[38 Pa.B. 3725]
[Saturday, July 5, 2008]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 2002(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 replace the bridge that carries SR 2015 (Graffius Avenue) over Elk Run in the Borough of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County.
The FHWA has determined that this project will have a minor involvement with a public park. The project will require the acquisition of 0.018 acre from Chris Mills Park, which is a local park managed by the Borough of Punxsutawney that qualifies as section 4(f)/section 2002 resource.
Therefore, a ''Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Minor involvement with Public Parks, Recreation Lands and Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges'' checklist has been prepared and approved to evaluate the potential environmental impacts caused by the subject project. It also serves as the section 2002 Evaluation to evaluate the potential impacts to the section 4(f)/section 2002 resource caused by the subject project.
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 CEE and the ''Nationwide/Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for Minor involvement with Public Parks, Recreation Lands and Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges'' checklist.
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.
BRIAN G. THOMPSON, P. E.,
Director, Bureau of Design
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1271. Filed for public inspection July 3, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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