GBUAPCD RULE 1203 APPLICABILITY          
LAST REVISED 11/11/11
          
          
           1203  Applicability.

          (a)  Action applicability.

               (1)  Except as provided for in paragraph (c) of this section
               or  1235, conformity determinations are required for:
               (i)  The adoption, acceptance, approval or support of
                    transportation plans developed pursuant to 23 CFR part
                    450 or 49 CFR part 613 by an MPO or DOT;

               (ii) The adoption, acceptance, approval or support of TIPs
                    developed pursuant to 23 CFR part 450 or 49 CFR part
                    613 by an MPO or DOT; and

               (iii)The approval, funding, or implementation of FHWA/FTA
                    projects.

               (2)  Conformity determinations are not required under this
               rule for individual projects which are not FHWA/FTA
               projects. However,  1230 applies to such projects if they
               are regionally significant.

          (b)  Geographic applicability.

               (1)  The provisions of this rule shall apply in all
               nonattainment and maintenance areas for transportation-
               related criteria pollutants for which the area is designated
               nonattainment or has a maintenance plan.

               (2)  The provisions of this rule apply with respect to
               emissions of the following criteria pollutants:  ozone,
               carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particles with an
               aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10
               micrometers (PM10).

               (3)  The provisions of this rule apply with respect to
               emissions of the following precursor pollutants:

               (i)  Volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides in ozone
                    areas
               (ii) Nitrogen oxides in nitrogen dioxide areas; and
               (iii)Volatile  organic  compounds, nitrogen oxides, and PM10
                    in PM10 areas if:

                    (A)   During  the  interim  period,  the  EPA  Regional
                    Administrator or the  director  of the State air agency
                    has  made  a  finding  (including  a  finding   in   an
                    applicable   implementation   plan   or   a   submitted
                    implementation   plan  revision)  that  transportation-
                    related precursor  emissions  within  the nonattainment
                    area   are  a  significant  contributor  to  the   PM10
                    nonattainment  problem  and has so notified the MPO and
                    DOT; or

                    (B)   During the transitional,  control  strategy,  and
                    maintenance periods, the applicable implementation plan
                    (or  implementation   plan  submission)  establishes  a
                    budget for such emissions  as  part  of  the reasonable
                    further progress, attainment or maintenance strategy.

          (c)  Limitations.

               (1)   Projects  subject  to  this  rule  for which the  NEPA
               process and a conformity determination have  been  completed
               by  FHWA  or  FTA  may proceed toward implementation without
               further conformity determinations  if  one  of the following
               major steps has occurred within the most recent  three  year
               period:   NEPA  process  completion;  formal  start of final
               design; acquisition of a significant portion of  the  right-
               of-way;   or  approval  of  the  plans,  specifications  and
               estimates.    All   phases   of  such  projects  which  were
               considered   in  the  conformity  determination   are   also
               included, if those  phases  were for the purpose of funding,
               final design, right-of-way acquisition, construction, or any
               combination of these phases.

               (2)  A new conformity determination  for the project will be
               required if there is a significant change  in project design
               concept and scope, if a supplemental environmental  document
               for air quality purposes is initiated, or if no major  steps
               to  advance the project have occurred within the most recent
               three year period.