YOLO-SOLANO AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRCT

RULE 10.2 - TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY
(Adopted January 11, 1995)

INDEX

100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE

102 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

103 APPLICABILITY


200 DEFINITIONS (Not Included)

300 STANDARDS (Not Included)

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (Not Included)

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (Not Included)



100 GENERAL
101 PURPOSE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Transportation Conformity Rule was issued on November 24, 1993. A Transportation Conformity Element must be submitted as a State Implementation Plan revision by all non-attainment areas, including Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD). The Element must address all requirements of the Federal Rule "in a manner which gives them full legal effect." The Conformity Element must include criteria for assessing whether federal transportation actions conform to the State Implementation Plan.

The criteria are definitions, substantive requirements and specific tests for conformity determination. EPA requires that the criteria be adopted verbatim from the Federal Rule. The California Air Resources Board has indicated that the best way for air districts to meet this requirement is to adopt the relevant portion of the Federal Conformity Rule by reference.
102 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS: The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 51, Subpart T, Sections 51.392-51.400, 51.404, 51.410 - 51.450, 51.460 and 51.462 (in effect on date of the YSAQMD Board adoption) are incorporated herein by this reference and shall apply as if fully set forth herein.
103

APPLICABILITY

103.1 The adoption or amendment of a Metropolitan Transportation Plan or a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

103.2 Transportation plans, projects and programs that receive funding or approval from either the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

103.3 Regionally significant nonfederal projects sponsored by recipients of federal funds as per Titles 23 and 40 of the Federal Clean Air Act.