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MIDDLE ROGUE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION’S
DRAFT AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DETERMINATION
2021-2024 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The greater Grants Pass Urbanized Area – which covers portions of Josephine and Jackson Counties as well as the cities of Grants Pass, Rogue River, and Gold Hill – has been determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration to be out of compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards as set forth in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
The Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO), which covers the greater Grants Pass Urbanized Area, is responsible for determining whether or not the recently adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2021-2024 conforms with the standards as set forth in the State Implementation Plan for Grants Pass.
The Draft Air Quality Conformity Determination for the 2021-2024 TIP is now available for public comment on the MRMPO’s website (https://mrmpo.org).
This document identifies the requirements placed on the MRMPO for addressing the emissions created by transportation related air quality pollution. The two primary pollutants for the Grants Pass area are Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate Matter of ≥ 10 μ in size (the primary contributor is road dust).
We are seeking public comment over the next thirty (30) days. Anyone wishing to comment should go to the website and click on the “contact us” link. Or you can mail comments to:
Planning and Program Manager
Rogue Valley Council of Governments
155 N. 1st Street
P.O Box 3275
Central Point, OR 97502