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December 27
1993 Air quality conformity regulations under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 go into effect today, having been approved by EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner on November 15 after an extensive public involvement process, including review of over 300 written comments. This final rule establishes the process by which FHWA, FTA, and metropolitan planning organizations determine that transportation plans, programs, and projects conform with State or Federal air quality implementation plans for eliminating or reducing the severity and number of violations of the national ambient air quality standards and achieving expeditious attainment of such standards.
1999 In a special issue on "25 Shapers of the Modern Era," U.S. News & World Report includes former Administrator Frank Turner as "The Superhighway Superman." The magazine says of Turner that after working with Congress during passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 launching the Interstate era, "the career technocrat and engineer shaped the interstate system into the biggest public-works project in U.S. history-and one of the most controversial."
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