DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[39 Pa.B. 3246]
[Saturday, June 27, 2009]
Under section 2002(b) of The Administration Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 575(b)), the Director of the Bureau of Design, makes the following written finding:
The Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation (Department) are planning to construct a new Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Beaver River that will connect SR 0051 on the west in Bridgewater Borough with SR 18/65 on the east in Rochester Borough, Beaver County. The new bridge will be located approximately 1/2 mile downstream of the existing Fallston Bridge.
The project will require a De Minimis Use of property from land owned by the Fish and Boat Commission, which is considered a section 4(f) and section 2002 resource.
Therefore, a ''Determination of Section 4(f) De minimis Use/Section 2002 No Adverse Use for Public Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and/or Waterfowl Refuges, State Forest Land, and State Game Land'' Programmatic section 4(f)/section 2002 Evaluation has been prepared and approved to evaluate the potential environmental impacts caused by the 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 Categorical Exclusion Evaluation and the Programmatic section 4(f)/section 2002 Evaluation.
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 such effects.
BRIAN G. THOMPSON, P. E.,
Bureau of Design
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1170. Filed for public inspection June 26, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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