SIP - ALASKA - 18 AAC 50.720
18 AAC 50.720. TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY: PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
(a) The responsible agency referred to in 18 AAC 50.705(c) shall establish a public involvement process to provide opportunity for public review and comment on the public review draft of the conformity determination before the agency issues a final conformity determination. The public involvement process must be consistent with the requirements of 23 C.F.R. 450.316(b)(1), 23 C.F.R. 450.322(c), and 23 C.F.R. 450.324(c), as amended through April 1, 1997.
(b) The responsible agency shall
(1) subject to (d) of this section, hold a public hearing or meeting to receive comments on the public review draft of the conformity determination;
(2) consider all comments received and prepare a written summary analysis of significant comments; and
(3) specifically address in the summary analysis all public comments concerning known plans for a regionally significant project that may not have been properly reflected in the emissions analysis used to support a proposed conformity finding for a transportation plan or TIP, regardless of whether the regionally significant project is receiving federal funding or approval.
(c) Opportunity for public involvement under this section must include access to information, emissions data, analyses, models, and modeling assumptions used to perform a conformity determination.
(d) If a project for which the provisions of (a) – (c) of this section apply is also subject to a public involvement process under 42 U.S.C. 4321 - 4370b (National Environmental Policy Act), compliance with the public involvement process under that law constitutes compliance with (a) – (c) of this section.
State effective: 9/4/98; EPA effective: 2/28/00