Transportation conformity is a way to ensure that Federal funding and approval are given to those transportation activities that are consistent with air quality goals. It ensures that these transportation activities do not worsen air quality or interfere with the “purpose” of the State Implementation Plan, which is to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Meeting the NAAQS often requires emissions reductions from mobile sources.
According to the Clean Air Act, transportation plans, programs, and projects cannot:
- Create new NAAQS violations;
- Increase the frequency or severity of existing NAAQS violations; or
- Delay attainment of the NAAQS.
View draft Conformity documents:
A 55-day public review and comment period for the 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Community Strategy (RTP/SCS), and the corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis commenced on April 15, 2022 and will conclude on June 10, 2022. Comments are welcomed at the public hearing on May 26, 2022 at 5:30 P.M. p.m. during the Fresno COG Policy Board Meeting at the Fresno COG office Sequoia Conference Room. Comments may also be submitted in writing by 5:00 P.M. on June 10, 2022. Adoption of the 2023 FTIP, the 2022 RTP/SCS, and the corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis is scheduled for the July 28, 2022 Fresno COG Board meeting. For information on the 2023 FTIP, click here. For information on the 2022 RTP/SCS, click here.
For any questions on the conformity analysis, please contact Braden Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the current Conformity determination:
Following a 30-day public review and comment period that concluded on January 5, 2021, the Fresno COG Policy Board adopted a Conformity Analysis on January 28, 2021 via resolution 2021-01. This document received approval by FHWA on April 16, 2021.