Consultation with Resource Conservation and Preservation Agencies
The region's transportation network and its users do not exist in a vacuum; rather, they interact with other man-made and natural systems, often in complex ways. Input that helps inform regional transportation decision-makers about impacts that may not otherwise be considered is especially valuable in the regional planning process.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has recently issued new requirements governing the development of regional transportation plans by Metropolitan Planning Organizations like the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). As part of our efforts to comply with these regulations, and in order to begin a dialogue on long-range transportation planning and resource conservation and preservation goals for the region, the TPB will be soliciting input on the best way to consult with various government agencies and quasi-governmental organizations that deal with these issues. Future dialogue with these agencies will be timed to correspond with the initial selection of projects for inclusion in the air quality conformity analysis, which happens every spring.
Below is a draft list of federal, regional, and state-level agencies and organizations that the TPB is will be consulting with on the long-range plan. We will be seeking appropriate contacts within these agencies with whom to establish continuing dialogue. This list is subject to change as our efforts move forward.
Fish and Wildlife Service
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