Transportation Conformity Particulate Matter Hot-Spot Air Quality Modeling

In light of the new development in particulate matter (PM) hot-spot regulations and Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation requirements, this research project will (1) quantify motor vehicle-generated PM2.5 and PM10 in Illinois' nonattainment and maintenance areas (located in IDOT Districts 1, 3 and 8), (2) develop "Illinois" specific thresholds for these areas, and (3) secure U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) approval for IDOT to use these thresholds to determine if a project is a project of air quality concern. This information will be documented in IDOT NEPA documents or Project Reports.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $97750.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Chicago

      Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
      842 West Taylor Street
      Chicago, IL  United States  60607-7023
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lin, Jane

    • Start Date: 20101101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130228
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28640

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480022
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-93
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM