Review and Comment Air Quality Report

What is the Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2045 Amended LRTP?

Whenever projects that will add vehicle capacity are proposed to be added to transportation planning and programming documents, an air quality conformity analysis must be performed to determine the impact on air quality. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducts these analyses and provides a report.

Currently, there are proposed transportation project changes and additions for the 2045 Long Range Transportation Improvement Plan (LRTP). This particular air quality conformity analysis was conducted to determine the impact of those proposed changes and additions.

Why should you review and comment?

The public comment period for the 2045 LRTP related air quality conformity analysis is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the analysis results

Before the FAMPO Policy Committee can endorse the air quality report, there must be a 30-day public comment period. Your comments will help Policy Committee members make informed decisions. 

How to Review and Comment

The comment period opens May 20, 2020, and ends June 19, 2020.

Suggested review and comment steps:

  • Review the air quality report here.  Page 10 of the PDF provides a brief statement of the findings which are that, the FAMPO Amended 2045 LRTP has met all applicable federal, state and local requirements relating to transportation conformity and, accordingly, a finding of conformity for the LRTP is supported.
  • Comment and provide feedback by taking this short survey. Click here. 

You may also send written or verbal public comments to fampo@gwregion.org or call (540) 642-1235 to give your comments over the phone. You may also convey your comments via social media. Search Twitter and Facebook for “FAMPO”; our social media logo is a gold star. Be sure to specify that your comments are in regard to the air quality conformity analysis report and provide us with your name and preferred contact information so we can reply to your comment as needed. 

Public Hearing

The public will be able to address the Policy Committee at a formal hearing on June 15, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. Due to evolving COVID-19 concerns, the format of the meeting (in-person or virtual) has not yet been decided. Check the FAMPO homepage three days prior for meeting participation instructions. You may give a verbal comment at the hearing, or send a comment for FAMPO staff to read at the hearing. Send written comments at least two hours prior to, fampo@gwregion.org.

Questions?

You can contact the FAMPO Public Involvement Coordinator, Stacey Feindt at (540) 642-1235 or Feindt@gwregion.org

 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 FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.