FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR QUALITY FOR HIGHWAY PLANNING AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. TRAINING MANUAL

As a support document for a training course given by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this handbook provides basic information on all elements of the transportation/air quality analysis process. Each aspect of the process, including the legal, technical and procedural issues, is discussed and the sequence of events is described. A distinction is made between systems level (mesoscale) analysis and project level (microscale) analysis, the text is presented in a manner to demonstrate the interaction of the two analysis scales. First, the air pollutant emissions, their effects, and methods for controlling them are explained, as are the Federal emission standards and ambient air quality standards. The transportation planning process, including sketch planning techniques, are described, followed by methodologies for linking transportation information to mobile source pollutant emissions. The user is then given complete information on how to use the relevant air quality dispersion models which are in current use and accepted by FHWA and the Environmental Protection Agency. The general characteristics of the models, the required inputs, the resultant outputs, limitations on use of the models, and sources for more information are presented. Finally, the handbook provides the user with guidance for preparing environmental impact statements (EIS) and for responding to the Federally mandated requirements for conforming to air quality and transportation planning procedures. This text is supplemented by appendices which describe in detail special subjects, such as air quality monitoring and meteorology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bellomo-McGee, Incorporated

    410 Pine Street, SE
    Vienna, VA  United States  22180

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Bellomo, S J
    • Liff, S D
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 238 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-83-C-00077
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM