GENERAL CONFORMITY - APPLICABILITY ANALYSIS
What projects are subject to General Conformity?
Projects located in a nonattainment or maintenance area Projects not funded by Title 23 or Title 49 Federal projects - those projects whose main operations may be carried out by a different agency or private entity but for which federal approval (e.g. permit, lease) is required If more than one Federal agency is involved in the project, each agency must make its own determination If the agencies differ in their determinations, agreement must be reached before the project can proceed
If a federal project is located in a nonattainment or maintenance area, the following factors must be considered to be determine if a demonstration of conformity is required:
Is the type of project one that is exempt or de minimis (PDF)? Are the emissions reasonably foreseeable and subject to practical control? Are the emissions below the specified de minimis threshold (e.g., 100 ton / year for CO)? Is the project regionally significant (10% of total emissions budget)?
|Note: Before preparing an applicability analysis to determine if your project exceeds the de minimis thresholds; contact Cindy Heil at ADEC 907-269-7579 email@example.com so that an interagency consultation can be conducted to determine which procedures and factors need to be addressed in the analysis.|