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Interim and Final Guidance Comparison

Below is a table showing a one-page side-by-side comparison of the interim and final guidance for quick reference

CMAQ Section Heading Interim Guidance, October 2006 Final Guidance, October 2008
Section IV, Priority for Use of CMAQ Funds Refers to Appendix 4, Cost Effectiveness of CMAQ Project Types Appendix 4 is removed in deference to EPA Cost-Effectiveness Study
Section V D., Federal Share and State/Local Match Covers basic 80 percent Federal share, public-private partnerships, etc. Focuses on provisions of Energy Independence and Security Act for FYs 08 and 09
Section VII B.2., Projects Ineligible for CMAQ Funds HOV facility definition is left silent. HOV definition discussed, specifically includes HOT lanes, low emission vehicles
Section VII D.3., Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, Hybrids Refers to EPA rulemaking in development Footnotes the proposed rule from May, 2007. Rule being finalized, will update in the near term.
Section VII D.5.d., Transit, Operating Assistance New Starts transit projects ineligible for operational support Ineligible finding is reversed, discussed in Response-to-Comments
Section VII D. 13, Idle Reduction Notes the SAFETEA-LU provision for idle reduction projects in the Interstate ROW Maintains this provision, although Technical Corrections Bill has since removed-not eligible.
Updated: 07/06/2011
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