NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD & PUBLIC HEARING
The Strafford Regional Planning Commission, functioning as the federally mandated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Strafford Region, is holding a comment period and public hearing for the proposed Amendment #3 to the adopted 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded regional transportation projects programmed for the next four years. The amendment is necessary to account for project changes and to maintain consistency with the 2017-2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Strafford Regional Planning Commission is conducting this process in accordance with the Strafford MPO’s public involvement procedures and federal and state regulations.
Amendment #3 impacts projects listed in the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program which is part of the 2015-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the region. The public comment period for this amendment begins on Tuesday, October 31st 2017 and will end at the close of business on Thursday, November 30th 2017. Full amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program require a 10-30 day public comment period, a public hearing, and approval by the Strafford MPO Policy Committee. The public is encouraged to offer comments before the end of the business day (5:00 pm) on Thursday, November 30th 2017, or at a public hearing at 9:00 am on Friday, December 15th 2017 which will be held at the Strafford Regional Planning Commission offices at the address below.
As of July 20, 2013 all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 2008 ozone standard); the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE), NH area.
Consistent with the SRPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and COAST transit systems.
Copies of the proposed amendment will be available for public review at the Dover, Rochester, and Somersworth public libraries, as well as the Strafford Regional Planning Commission office and website. Copies can be sent to interested parties upon request. Comments can be sent via mail, email, and fax to:
Strafford Regional Planning Commission Phone: (603) 994-3500
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12 Fax (603) 994-3504
Rochester, NH 03867 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A public hearing at the Strafford MPO Policy Committee meeting to address TIP Amendment #3 will be on Friday,December 15th 2017 at 9 am at Strafford Regional Planning Commission’s conference room 1A, in Rochester. For further information, email Colin Lentz at: email@example.com or call (603) 994-3500.
See the full amendment below.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504