California Department of Transportation

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Statewide Conformity Working Group
November 14, 2007 Meeting

Draft Agenda

10:30 Welcome; introductions; housekeeping; agenda review

10:40 Public Comment on matters not on the agenda

10:50 Conformity and Planning

  • INFO: Conformity Process under NEPA Delegation - (SER Chapter 38)
  • INFO: RTP Guidelines revisions for SAFETEA-LU (Caltrans web site)
  • INFO: Climate Change - ARB update

11:25 Federal Updates

  • INFO: SAFETEA-LU air quality implementation – final rule and guidance (Q&A, TCM substitution, Conformity SIP)
  • INFO: Conformity SIPs and Rules – updates (handout)
  • INFO: EMFAC 2007
  • INFO: New ozone standard - summary and status
  • INFO: Litigation Update

11:45 Lunch Break

1:15 Project-Level Analysis

  • ACTION: PM hot spot screening procedure – review and discussion, statewide consultation acceptance (handout)

    • DISCUSSION: Process for implementation
  • INFO: PM hot spot best practices project
  • INFO: Categorical Exemption vs. Conformity Exemption
  • INFO: Status of interagency consultation processes

2:30 Status of Transportation and Air Quality Planning in California

  • INFO: Near Term Air Quality Plans/SIPs
  • INFO: RTP/TIP Timelines and Lockdowns (EPA Handout)
  • INFO: RTP and TIP Updates and Amendments – Area Representatives

3:00 Information sharing

  • New Staff
  • Next meeting
  • Chair for next year

3:30 Adjournment

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