Event

Public Participation Meeting to be held Regarding a Long Range Transportation Plan Amendment to Re-establish Ozone Conformity

Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will hold a Public Participation Meeting regarding a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Amendment.  The meeting will be held as follows:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700

Courthouse Square - Dayton, OH

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The 2040 LRTP is being amended to establish conformity and reflect changes in scope or feasibility timeframe to existing LRTP projects being proposed for amendments in the SFY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The amendment is needed as a result of a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision (No. 15-1115) which struck down portions of the 2008 Ozone, National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), State Implementation Plan Requirements Rule concerning the ozone NAAQS as well as the anti-backsliding requirements associated with the revocation of the 1997 Ozone NAAQS.  Areas such as ours, that were maintenance areas for the 1997 Ozone NAAQS at the time of revocation and are designated as attainment for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, have not been required to make transportation conformity determinations for any ozone NAAQS since the 1997 Ozone NAAQS were revoked in April 2015.  The recent court decision changes that necessitating a new regional emissions analysis and associated conformity determination.

The amended plan will remain fiscally constrained and the regional emissions analyses results indicate that the 2040 LRTP and TIP demonstrate conformity to the PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone standard consistent with the April 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Transportation Conformity Regulations.  The complete documentation on the amendment can be found at mvrpc.org/transportation/current-long-range-plan/lrtp-amendments beginning on July 26, 2018.  You can also review the materials at the MVRPC offices, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, Dayton, OH, 45402, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).  Written comments will be accepted through Friday, August 24, 2018, at the above address, web address, or via email to Ana Ramirez, MVRPC’s Director of Long Range Planning & Engineering, at aramirez@mvrpc.org.

At all MVRPC public participation meetings, interpreters for hearing impaired individuals or bi-lingual interpreters are available upon request.  Requests should be made at least one week prior to the meeting date.  Contact MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 or 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD to request an interpreter.  Parking validation for The Arts Garage will be distributed at the meeting.  The parking garage is located at 107 N. Ludlow Street across from the Schuster Performing Arts Center.  There are numerous Greater Dayton RTA transit routes convenient to MVRPC’s office on Courthouse Square, including Wright Stop Plaza.

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities.  MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region.  MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS.  As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.

For additional information, contact Ana Ramirez, Director of Long Range Planning & Engineering, at (937) 223-6323 or via the e-mail address listed above.

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