Draft Conformity Determination: Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan, Draft FY2024 TIP for NewJersey and FY2023 TIP for Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for the Draft Conformity Determination: 2050 Long-Range Plan, Draft FY2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey, and FY2023 TIP for Pennsylvania. DVRPC will accept comments from Monday, July 24 until Friday, August 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM local time. 

An electronic version of the Draft Conformity Determination is available online at  www.dvrpc.org/AirQuality/Conformity/. If requested, the draft Conformity Determination can be translated into alternative formats or languages. 

This Conformity Determination is required due to amendments to the Long-Range Plan for significant changes to the cost, scope or funding status for thirteen different Major Regional Projects, the addition of several regionally significant projects to the TIP for Pennsylvania, and the Draft FY2024 TIP for New Jersey. These documents are also out for public comment. A Conformity Determination is conducted to ensure transportation investments conform to the federal Clean Air Act, and demonstrate that a proposed plan or project will not negatively impact a region’s ability to meet or maintain federal air quality standards.

DVRPC is hosting two public meetings on these documents. These meetings will also include presentations on Amendment 2 of the Long-Range Plan, Amendments to the PA TIP, and the DRAFT FY2024 TIP for NJ, which  have an overlapping public comment period. To reach as many people as possible, one meeting will be held in person and one will be held online. 

In-person meeting: 

Monday, July 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Camden County Library System --
Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave Branch
852 Ferry Ave
Camden, NJ

Online meeting:

Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Registration via: https://dvrpc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wlRWb11jRaqAP1C_aCNByg
or by visiting DVRPC’s events calendar at: www.dvrpc.org/calendar/2023/8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To join via phone, dial US: +1 309 205 3325; webinar ID: 841 3075 2310

Interpretation can be provided for either meeting if requested. Please reach out to public_affairs@dvrpc.org or 215-238-2929. 

Public comments must be submitted in writing in order to be incorporated into the public record. Comments can be submitted: 

By Email:

By Mail:

c/o DVRPC Office of Communications and Engagement
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

If you are unable to submit comments in these ways, please contact DVRPC’s Office of Communications and Engagement at 215-238-2929 or public_affairs@dvrpc.org for assistance. 

DVRPC must receive comments for the Draft Conformity by 5:00 PM (local time) on August 25, 2023. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by August 25, 2023. Responses will not be provided unless comments are submitted in writing during the public comment period. After consideration of public comment, the DVRPC Board may adopt the conformity determination with any recommended changes at its September Board meeting. 

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available by calling (215) 238-2929. All requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with DVRPC's Title VI Compliance Manager and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC's Title VI program or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit: www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/TitleVI, call (215) 592-1800, or email public_affairs@dvrpc.org

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