Draft Conformity Determination: Amendments to the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan and Draft FY2025 TIP for Pennsylvania

Public comments on the Draft Conformity Determination draft document will be accepted from June 4, 2024, until July 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time. There is also a concurrent and related public comment period on the Draft FY2025 PA TIP and Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan: Draft Amendment 3 documents from May 23, 2024, until June 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time.

Electronic versions of the documents for both comment periods are available at www.dvrpc.org/AirQuality/Conformity

If requested, any of these documents can be translated into an alternative format or language. Hard copies are also available at public libraries throughout the region, and upon request.

A Conformity Determination is conducted to ensure transportation investments conform to the federal Clean Air Act, and demonstrate that a proposed plan or projects will not negatively impact a region’s ability to meet or maintain federal air quality standards.

DVRPC is hosting two public meetings on all of the draft documents out for comment. To reach as many people as possible, one meeting will be held online, and one will be hybrid.

Online only meeting:
Monday, June 10, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Registration via: https://dvrpc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b815VIjZReqjdllKJF_gEw#/registration or by visiting DVRPC’s events calendar at: https://www.dvrpc.org/calendar/.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Hybrid meeting:
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Registration for in-person and online attendees via: https://dvrpc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8JQuiSpLQKe5BOjw3DV1pA or by visiting DVRPC’s events calendar at: https://www.dvrpc.org/calendar/.
DVRPC Conference room
190 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Directions: https://www.dvrpc.org/directions/
Dinner will be served for in-person attendees; an online option will also be available to give public comment.
Interpretation can be provided if requested. Please reach out to public_affairs@dvrpc.org or 215.592.1800.

Written comments and questions must be submitted in the following ways listed below:

By Email at airconformity@dvrpc.org

By Mail at:

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

Questions and comments must be submitted in writing. If you need assistance in providing a written comment, please contact the DVRPC Office of Communications and Engagement at 215.592.1800 or public_affairs@dvrpc.org.

DVRPC must receive comments for the Draft Conformity Determination by July 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by July 8, 2024. Responses will not be provided unless comments are submitted in writing during the public comment period.

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 is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, all programs and activities on the basis of race, creed color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or income level, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related nondiscrimination mandates.

DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can 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. DVRPC will work to accommodate all reasonable requests for translation, interpretation, accommodations or other auxiliary services and encourages that requests be made at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Requests can be made by contacting the Commission’s ADA and Title VI Compliance Officer Shoshana Akins via email at public_affairs@dvrpc.org, calling (215) 592-1800, or while registering for an upcoming meeting.

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 ADA and Title VI Compliance Officer Shoshana Akins and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of DVRPC is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Shoshana Akins as well. 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.

Important Notice: DVRPC is committed to providing open and competitive procurement opportunities and that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), as defined in 49 CFR part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in federally funded contracts. For information about opportunities to do business with DVRPC, please visit www.dvrpc.org/Business/.

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