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PM2.5 PROJECT LEVEL CHECKLIST

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The purpose of this checklist is to provide the required PROJECT LEVEL documentation to aid the interagency consultation group in the determination of project type, i.e.

  1. Exempt - Exempt from PM2.5 project-level conformity determination,
  2. Not Exempt, Not of Concern- Not Exempt, but not of local air quality concern (does not require further analysis), or
  3. Of Concern - Of local air quality concern and, therefore, requiring a hot-spot analysis.

This checklist is only intended as a tool to assist with the PM2.5 project-level conformity determination and does not replace regulatory requirements in the Transportation Conformity Rule (40 CFR Part 93), nor associated guidance. Any decisions regarding a particular conformity determination or hot-spot analysis will be made based on the statute and regulations, after appropriate public input. A statement regarding the PM2.5 hot-spot consideration should be included as an element in NEPA documentation. This completed and signed checklist, along with a copy of the PM2.5 project-level conformity determination, if required, should also be included. Additionally, proof of interagency consultation and public involvement, if required, as well as any other supporting documentation, should be included.


STEP 1: PROJECT IDENTIFICATION

  1. KYTC Six Year Plan Item Number:
  2. Project Name/Short Description:
  3. County:
  4. PM2.5 Nonattainment or Maintenance Area:
  5. PM2.5 Designation:
  6. PM2.5 Standard Associated with Designation:
  7. Additional Project Information:
    Information should include, but is not limited to:
    1. Purpose and need of the project.
    2. Route name, route number, project length, and mile point locations
    3. Number of current and future lanes (clearly indicate if any lanes are "turn lane only")
    4. Identify as "Capacity Adding" or "Non Capacity Adding" project
    5. Identify intersecting roads that will be impacted
  8. NEPA Document Type
  9. Project Sponsor (if "other", describe)
  10. Included in a "Conforming" MPO TIP or STIP?
    (MPO-Metropolitan Planning Organization; Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP))
  11. Location of project in TIP/STIP (list name of document and page number or amendment number):

STEP 2: EXEMPT STATUS

Mass Transit

Safety

Other


STEP 3: TRAFFIC INFORMATION

  1. Worst Case Scenario

    1. Location (usually an intersection or interchange):

    2. Year (usually the open-to-traffic year):

    3. Justification for worst case year chosen (include forecasting assumptions):

  2. Project Data

    1. Project Data for Current Year
      (use worst case scenario; if at an intersection, include both roadways individually and in total; if at an intersection, average AADT on either side of intersection to obtain AADT for roadway at intersection)

      1. Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT):

      2. Percentage and/or number of diesel vehicles (trucks and buses):

      3. Intersections at Level of Service D, E, or F:
        Level of Service (LOS) refers to a standard measurement used by transportation officials which reflects the relative ease of traffic flow on a scale of A to F, with free-flow being rated LOS-A and congested conditions rated as LOS-F.

    2. Project Data for Worst Case Year for No Action Scenario
      (use worst case scenario; if at an intersection, include both roadways individually and in total)

      1. Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT):

      2. Percentage and number of diesel vehicles (trucks and buses):

      3. Intersections at Level of Service D, E, or F:
        Level of Service (LOS) refers to a standard measurement used by transportation officials which reflects the relative ease of traffic flow on a scale of A to F, with free-flow being rated LOS-A and congested conditions rated as LOS-F.

      4. Impact of No Action:

    3. Project Data for Worst Case Year for Build Scenario (use worst case year and location; if at an intersection, include both roadways individually and in total)

      1. Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT):

      2. Percentage and number of diesel vehicles (trucks and buses):

      3. Intersections at Level of Service D, E, or F: Level of Service (LOS) refers to a standard measurement used by transportation officials which reflects the relative ease of traffic flow on a scale of A to F, with free-flow being rated LOS-A and congested conditions rated as LOS-F.

      4. Impact of Project:

STEP 4: AIR QUALITY CONCERN DETERMINATION


STEP 5: ANALYSIS AND DOCUMENTATION (for Project of Air Quality Concern)

The following is a summary of documentation to be included for PM2.5 hot-spot analysis and does not replace information that will be provided for a full quantitative analysis if this analysis is required.

Documentation to be Included for the PM2.5 Hot-spot Analysis


STEP 6: MEETING, NOTICES, DATES



  1. IAC Approval Date:
    (Project sponsor is lead; attach meeting minutes, if applicable, and/or hard copies of applicable e-mails showing IAC review request and approval)

  2. Public Involvement

    1. Public review & comment period (should be consistent with NEPA process; list dates, and if applicable, attach copy of public notice and newspaper proof of publication):

    2. Public concerns addressed (if applicable include hard copy or e-mails with cc to IAC):

STEP 7: SIGNATURES



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          Project Manager                                                                                                                    Date



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          Division of Environmental Analysis Representative                                                                   Date


Updated: 08/08/2011
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