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FHWA/FTA Questions and Answers on Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking

[6] Is the State DOT or MPO required to have a 45-day public comment period on revisions to its currently adopted public involvement process?

Yes. The 45-day public comment period also applies to revisions to an adopted public involvement process. Processes adopted before November 23, 1993, must be reviewed and appropriately updated so they are consistent with the joint planning regulations. If the review finds that the previously adopted processes are consistent with the regulations but have not been subjected to the 45-day comment period, the State DOT or MPO must provide a 45-day comment period.

Updated: 5/16/2013
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