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PM2.5 CONFORMITY DETERMINATION for Baltimore Beltway I-695: MD 140 to MD 702

F. Conclusion

In summary, based on the analysis, it is determined that the I-695 corridor project meets all the project level conformity requirements, and that the proposed I-695 corridor project will not cause or contribute to a new violation of the PM2.5 NAAQS, or increase the frequency or severity of a violation for the following reasons:



By email dated July 26, 2007 the above analysis was approved by FHWA and forwarded to EPA, MDE and BRTB for Interagency Consultation. On August 2, 2007, response was received from MDE with comments. The comments received from MDE, have been addressed as shown in the attached Errata. On August 9, 2007 approval was received from MDE, and on August 16 approval was received from EPA. On August 17, 2007 response was received from BRTB with comments. The comments, received from BRTB have been addressed as shown in the attached Errata. FHWA, EPA, BRTB and MDE agreed with the conclusion that the I-695: MD140 to MD 702 Project will not cause or contribute to a new violation of the PM2.5 NAAQS, or increase the frequency or severity of a violation. As no other comments were received from Interagency Consultation, this Conformity Determination will be placed on SHA's website for a 15 day public review and comment period. Refer to Appendix C for emails and Errata.

Updated: 05/02/2012
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