Notice is hereby given that the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Belmont, Ohio and Marshall Counties has been prepared in draft form and will be available for public review and comment. The TIP includes federal aid highway and transit projects and programs for which implementation is anticipated during the next four fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017.

The TIP will be available for review from March 27, 2017 through April 12, 2017 at the office of the Bel-O-Mar Regional Council, at the address shown below. The TIP, including highway and transit project listings, will also be available for review at the following website:

http://www.belomar.org/trans/tip

Notice is also given that Belmont, Ohio and Marshall Counties were designated as nonattainment of the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQs) for Ozone and PM2.5 (fine particulates). This designation required emissions analysis based conformity determination with regards to transportation plans and programs. The area was redesignated as attainment of the 1997 Ozone NAAQs in June, 2007 and PM2.5 NAAQs in September, 2013. 1997 NAAQs for Ozone and PM2.5 have been revoked by the USEPA, and conformity determination is no longer required.

Interested parties, including representatives of the affected public and transportation agencies, private providers of transportation, freight shippers, providers of freight transportation services and other transportation stakeholders who desire to present their views on the draft TIP, and/or submit written comments should contact:

Bel-O-Mar Regional Council
105 Bridge Street Plaza
P.O. Box 2086
Wheeling, WV 26003

Written comments should be directed to the Transportation Director, at the above address and must be received by April 12, 2017.