REQUEST for COMMENTS: Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Interim Guidance

 

The FHWA is issuing Interim Guidance on the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, effective November 12, 2013. The Interim Guidance revises and clarifies the 2008 CMAQ Program Guidance. The FHWA invites the public to comment on the changes contained in the Interim Guidance, which is available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FHWA-2013-0023-0001

 

Docket No. FHWA-2013-0023

Federal Register Number: 2013-26795

 

This guidance replaces the October 2008 edition and provides information on the CMAQ program, including:

• Authorization levels and apportionment changes specific to the MAP-21

• Flexibility and transferability provisions available to States

• Geographic area eligibility for CMAQ funds

• Project eligibility information

• Project selection processes

• Program administration

• Annual reporting

• Performance management

 

SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS: The public can mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, or fax comments to (202) 493-2251. Alternatively, comments can be submitted electronically via the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov .

 

DEADLINE: Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2014. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

 

CONTACT: For questions about the program contact Michael Koontz, CMAQ Program Manager, FHWA Office of Natural Environment, (202) 366-2076, or via email at michael.koontz@dot.gov . For legal questions, please contact Janet Myers, Assistant Chief Counsel for Program Legal Services, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366-2019, or via email at janet.myers@dot.gov . Business hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.