Public Review & Comment for Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2021-2024 TIP

What is an air quality conformity analysis (AQCA) and why does it need public comment?

All projects that are determined to add capacity (i.e., adding a travel lane) to the road network must undergo an air quality analysis as part of the transportation planning process. Capacity adding projects cannot exceed the amount of allowable emissions as stated in the Statewide Transportation Improvements Plan (SIP). The AQCA is being updated along with and included as part of, FAMPO’s 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). A 30-day public comment period is required.

What was the conclusion of the FY21-24 TIP draft AQCA report?

Page 5 of the report states, “This report documents that the FAMPO FY 2021-2024 TIP has met all applicable federal (40 CFR Parts 51 and 93), state and local requirements relating to transportation conformity and, accordingly, a finding of conformity for the TIP is supported.”

View the report

Click here to review the FY21-24 TIP Draft AQCA report.

Why and How to Comment

The FAMPO Policy Committee will vote on whether to adopt the draft AQCA. Your comments will help committee members make informed decisions. Public comments will become part of the public record.

The comment period ends April 2, 2020. No official comment form needed, but do specify that your comments are in regard to the draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis.

There are several ways you can share your comments with FAMPO:


The public will be able to address the Policy Committee at a formal hearing on March 16, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. in the George Washington Regional Commission building located at 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.

By Email

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By Mail

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You can contact the FAMPO public involvement coordinator at (540) 642-1235 or



Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.