2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Air Quality Monitoring - 95 HOT Lane NB Terminus (language only)

Item 442 #1s

Item 442 #1s

Transportation, Department of

Page 379, after line 12, insert:
"A. Included in the amounts for Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation is $187,443 in the first year and $55,717 in the second year to establish baseline air quality measures of nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter at the terminus of the I-395 express lane at Turkeycock Run.  Funding shall be used for a two-phased study including a six-month baseline monitoring commencing as soon after July 1, 2014 as practicable, prior to the opening of the ramp, and twelve-month monitoring upon completion of the project; provided, however, that nothing required herein shall delay the opening of the ramp or the project or affect the continuing operation of the 95 Express lanes project. The study shall be conducted by the Department of Environmental Quality pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Transportation."

(This amendment dedicates $243,160 NGF from VDOT's environmental monitoring program funding for air quality monitoring, to be conducted by the Department of Environmental Quality, at the I-395 express lanes terminus.)