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15A NCAC 02D .2005 MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT



(a) The Division of Air Quality shall develop and maintain a memorandum of agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the metropolitan planning organizations of the areas identified in Rule .2001(b), (c), or (d) of this Section, and the United States Department of Transportation to describe the participation and responsibilities of each of these agencies in implementing the requirements of this Section and 40 CFR Part 93. For those areas identified in Rule .2001(b), (c), or (d) of this Section for which there is no metropolitan planning organization, the North Carolina Department of Transportation shall represent those areas for the purposes of the memorandum of agreement. The memorandum of agreement shall include:



(1) (2) (3) consultation procedures described under 40 CFR 93.105; the projected time allotted for each agency to review and comment on or to respond to comments on transportation improvement programs, transportation plans, and transportation projects; and consultation procedures for the development of State Implementation Plans that relate to transportation.



The contents of the Memorandum of Agreement shall comply with the criteria and procedures in the federal Clean Air Act Section 176(c) [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q] and 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart T, 40 CFR Part 93, Subpart A, and Rules .2001 through .2004 of this Section. (b) No recipient of federal funds (as defined at 40 CFR 93.101) designated under Title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Act shall adopt or approve or take any action to develop or implement a regionally significant highway or transit project unless such recipient has signed the Memorandum of Agreement established under this Rule. This Memorandum of Agreement shall bind the recipient to adhere to the conformity criteria and procedures of this Section. (c) No agency shall adopt or approve or take any action to implement or develop any transportation plan, transportation improvement program, or federally funded or approved FHWA/FTA highway or transit project unless the agency has signed the Memorandum of Agreement established under this Rule. This Memorandum of Agreement shall bind the recipient to adhere to the conformity criteria and procedures of this Section. (d) Each federal agency that participates in determinations of conformity to state and federal implementation plans shall sign the Memorandum of Agreement established under this Rule. This Memorandum of Agreement shall bind the recipient to adhere to the conformity criteria and procedures of this Section.



History Note:



Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.107(a)(10); Eff. April 1, 1999.






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