The February 2022 air quality emissions analysis combines both the Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Determinations of the 2019-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plans and the FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Programs, as Amended. The February 2022 report shows conformity to the motor vehicle emission budgets for both Ozone nonattainment areas as noted in the current State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality, as well as the PM 2.5 attainment/maintenance area. The document is available via https://bit.ly/2022-CTDOT-AQ (case sensitive).
A thirty (30) day review and comment period has been established by the GBVMPO, beginning on March 8, 2022 and ending on April 7, 2022. The public is welcomed and encouraged to review and comment on the conformity determination. The GBVMPO public meeting concerning the air quality determination will occur concurrently with the regular meeting of the GBVMPO, on Thursday, March 31st at 10 am. The MPO will consider endorsement of the determination at this meeting, with a contingency that no major adverse comments are received prior to April 8, 2022. The public is invited to attend this meeting and will be afforded an opportunity to comment on the air quality conformity determinations before they are considered by the MPO.