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Posted on: January 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] DCHC MPO Seeks Public Comment on Air Quality Plan by Jan. 12

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DURHAM, N.C. – If you’re interested in issues of air quality, now is the time to give your input on how the region’s future transportation system will comply with emissions goals.

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is seeking public input on a technical report, called the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report, that demonstrates that the pollutant emission from the future transportation system will not exceed specified thresholds. Although the Triangle area is in attainment for all of the controlled emissions, the area is in a maintenance program for ozone and therefore must demonstrate conformity for nitrous oxides, which are precursors to ground-level ozone.  

Residents and other stakeholders are asked to review the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report and provide comments by email or by calling (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419 no later than Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Residents may provide their comments directly to the DCHC MPO Board at their virtual public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. Please send the request to speak by email or by calling (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419. The board meeting live stream will also be available for viewing on the DCHC MPO’s Facebook page.

About the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization

The DCHC MPO is responsible for planning and programming state and federal transportation projects in all of Durham County and the urbanized areas of Orange County and Chatham County.  To learn more, follow the DCHC MPO Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to-date on news about their transportation planning efforts.

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