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DOVER/KENT COUNTY MPO ANNOUNCES DRAFT OF AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY REPORT

Date Posted: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information please contact Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager at 302-387-6026 or helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org

 

DOVER/KENT COUNTY MPO ANNOUNCES DRAFT OF AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY REPORT

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has announced the draft of its new air quality conformity report is now online for public review and comment. This report is part of the MTP Update, Innovation 2045.

Air Quality is an important factor in all new transportation projects. The air quality conformity report establishes that any new projects will not negatively affect air quality within Kent County. The long-range plan, called an MTP or Metropolitan Transportation Plan, includes is a list of transportation projects put together from the municipalities, Kent County, DelDOT, and the public. It also incorporates goals and objectives to implement those projects. The MTP is updated every four years.

The Innovation 2045 draft plan is available at www.innovation2045.com. The Air Quality Conformity Report is listed as an Appendix to the update. The comment period will be open until October 24, 2020. The plan will then go to the Technical and Public advisory committees for recommendations to the MPO Council. The Council will vote to adopt the plan in January of 2021.

For more information or to make comments on the plan, please contact Helen Wiles at helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org.

The Dover/Kent County MPO is the federally designated agency responsible for coordinating transportation planning and programming in Kent County, Delaware. Plans and programs adopted by the MPO outline how federal transportation funds will be spent and must comply with federal laws governing clean air, environmental justice, and transportation performance measurement.