This report is the second of a two volume series titled, "Highway Air Quality Impact Appraisals--Volume I, Introduction to Air Quality Analyses, and Volume II, Guidance for Highway Planners and Engineers." These two reports are intended to provide transportation planners and engineers with guidance in how to perform air quality analyses. This volume presents guidance for transportation planners and engineers on evaluating the air quality impact of a land use or transportation plan. The various laws that require such an evaluation are reviewed. The technical procedures utilized in transportation planning are presented briefly, and their value in providing input for an air quality analysis is described. Techniques for compiling emissions inventories and for predicting resultant air quality are also discussed. Thevarious issues that arise in evaluating land use plans, transportation policies, and facility and operation plans at both regional and subregional levels are described, including the selection of the appropriate spatial and temporal scales for the analysis, the accuracy necessary in the analysis methods, the application of screening procedures to determine the level of analysis requried, the comparison of air quality predictions to legal requirements on air quality, and the reporting of modeling results. The treatment is designed to familiarize the highway planner or engineer with the issues that must be considered and allow him to determine the appropriate analysis method. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Applications, Incorporated

    950 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA  United States  94903

    JHK & Associates

  • Authors:
    • Pollack, R I
    • Austin, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-100 Final Rpt., FCP 33F3-342
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9143
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM