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26.11.26.00.htm 26.11.26.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 26 Conformity Authority: Environment Article, §1-101, 1-404, 2-101―2-103, 2-301―2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.11.26.01.htm 26.11.26.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. The purpose of this chapter is to implement §176(c)4)E) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended (42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq. and the related requirements of 23 U.S.C. §109(j) with respect to the conformity of transportation plans, programs, and projects which are developed, funded, or approved by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) or other recipients of funds under Title 23 U.S.C. or t
26.11.26.02.htm 26.11.26.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, all terms not defined in this regulation have the meanings stated in 40 CFR §93.101 and 93.152, as amended, which is incorporated by reference.B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Adopt or approve of" a regionally significant project means the first time any of the following actions are necessary to authorize a project to occur:a) Any policy board action necessary for the project to proceed;. b) The issuance of administrative permits for the project;.
26.11.26.03.htm 26.11.26.03. 03 Transportation Conformity.. A. Applicability to Transportation-Related Projects Subject to Federal Regulations. All transportation plans, programs, and projects developed, funded, or approved in Maryland, under Title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Act (49 U.S.C. §1601 et seq. shall conform to the Maryland State Implementation Plan.B. Requirement for Conformity. Each agency and organization charged with the responsibility to make transportation conformity
26.11.26.04.htm 26.11.26.04. 04 Transportation Conformity ― Consultation in General.. A. The MPOs, RPOs, the Department, and MDOT shall comply with the procedures in this chapter governing interagency consultation, conflict resolution, and public consultation with each other and with divisional or regional offices of the EPA, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on the development of:1) Control strategy implementation and maintenance plan revisions;.
26.11.26.05.htm 26.11.26.05. 05 Transportation Conformity ― Interagency Consultation Requirements.. A. Consultation Process.. 1) Representatives of the MPOs, RPOs, the Department, and MDOT shall undertake an interagency consultation process with the FHWA, FTA, and EPA, in accordance with this regulation and Regulations .06―08 of this chapter on the development of:a) UPWP, transportation plans, TIPs, any revisions to them, and associated conformity determinations; andb) The SIP and revisions to the SIP..
26.11.26.06.htm 26.11.26.06. 06 Transportation Conformity ― Conflict Resolution Associated with Conformity Determinations.. A. Unresolved conflicts among State agencies, or between State agencies and the MPOs, or among the MPO member jurisdictions, shall be identified by an MPO or agency in writing to the other MPO, the Department, or MDOT, with copies to the FHWA, FTA, and EPA. The MPOs or agency's written notice shall:1) Explain the nature of the conflict;. 2) Review options for resolving the conflict;.
26.11.26.07.htm 26.11.26.07. 07 Transportation Conformity ― Public Consultation Procedures.. A. In accordance with 40 CFR §93.105(e) the MPOs shall:. 1) Establish a proactive public involvement process which provides reasonable opportunity for review and comment before taking formal action on a conformity determination for all transportation plans and TIPs, consistent with the requirements of 23 CFR §450.316(b)2) Release information supporting conformity determinations at the beginning of the public comment p
26.11.26.08.htm 26.11.26.08. 08 Transportation Conformity ― Interagency Consultation Procedures.. The MPOs, RPOs, MDOT, and the Department may enter into agreements to set forth specific consultation procedures in more detail that are not in conflict with this chapter.
26.11.26.09.htm 26.11.26.09. 09 General Conformity.. Each department, agency, and instrumentality of the federal government shall comply with the general conformity requirements of 40 CFR Part 93, Subpart B, as amended, which is incorporated by reference. This regulation addresses and replaces the requirements at 40 CFR §93.151 for a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan.
26.11.26.9999.htm 26.11.26.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 5, 1995 (22:11 Md. R. 825). Chapter revised effective April 6, 1998 (25:7 Md. R. 530) ―. Chapter revised effective August 9, 1999 (26:16 Md. R. 1246). Regulation .01 amended effective January 29, 2007 (34:2 Md. R. 139). Regulation .02 amended effective January 29, 2007 (34:2 Md. R. 139). Regulation .03B amended effective January 29, 2007 (34:2 Md. R. 139). Regulation .04 amended effective January 29, 2007 (34:2 Md. R. 139).
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