California Department of Transportation


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Statewide Conformity Working Group
February 2, 2006 Meeting

Draft Agenda

10:30   Welcome; introductions; housekeeping; agenda review

10:40   Public Comment on matters not otherwise on the agenda

10:50   FHWA Updates

  • TEA-21 Reauthorization – Implementation Update
    • Use of 180-day statute of limitations for NEPA and other actions
    • Discussion of transition to planning/conformity 4-year cycles (handout)
  • Guidance released
    • Checklist for use of previous emission analyses (handout)
    • Conformity Information for TIP Amendments (handout)
  • PM2.5 - Hot Spot Analysis (with EPA)
    • Summary of guidance to date (web link)
    • Types of projects affected/FHWA & EPA advice

11:20   US EPA Updates

  • Recent EPA SIP Actions (emission budget adequacy, approvals, sanctions clocks, etc.)
    • CO Maintenance SIP approval – not including South Coast (web link )
  • Hot/Upcoming Conformity/Transportation issues
  • 8 hr ozone
    • Sacramento ROP SIP status (with ARB and air district) (handout)
    • Phase 2 Implementation Rule (web link )
    • SIP Timelines (staff paper handout)
  • PM2.5 - SIP and other Implementation issues
  • Particulate Matter Standards Proposal and Request for Comment (web link)

11:45   Lunch Break

 1:15   ARB Updates

  • EMFAC update
  • Regional SIP development updates (N. Calif., So. Calif.)

 1:45   Caltrans Updates

  • CO Protocol update
  • PM10/2.5 Hot Spot Analysis
  • RTP Guidelines/Handbook
  • Upcoming one-day TCM Workshop at UCD – save the date: 2/27/2006 or 3/8/2006

 2:15   Status of Transportation and Air Quality Planning in California

  • Near Term Air Quality Plans – Area Representatives
  • RTP and TIP Updates and Amendments – Area Representatives

 3:00   Information sharing

  • TRB Conference Summary - Doug Eisinger

3:30 Adjournment