(procedures updated December 20, 2011)
Modifications to the TIP can be made through two methods – formal amendment and administrative modification. Formal amendments are processed quarterly and must be submitted by January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year. Formal amendments will be acted on by the Total Transportation Policy Committee and the MARC Board of Directors. Revisions that affect an approved air quality analysis for the region will also be subject to review and approval by the Air Quality Forum.
Formal amendments are those proposed TIP revisions that meet one or more of the following criteria:
Suballocated federal funds are those for which MARC has the primary authority to determine or select the projects that will receive federal funding according to federal rules or state policy. Modifications to the scope, programmed amount, or schedule of obligation for suballocated federal funds must be approved by the respective programming committee(s) prior to proceeding through applicable formal amendment or administrative modification process.
Administrative modifications include all revisions that are not formal amendments. These modifications usually involve, but are not limited to:
In processing administrative modifications MARC staff will:
In the event of a declared state and/or federal emergency, or at the discretion of MARC's executive director, MARC may elect to process any emergency related TIP revisions through an expedited public involvement process. Emergency related revisions for which a formal amendment, as documented above, would be required under normal circumstances will also be ratified by the MARC Board of Directors at the next scheduled opportunity.
MARC retains the right to require a formal amendment for any proposed modification to the TIP that, in the opinion of MARC staff, requires public review and the formal endorsement of the Total Transportation Policy Committe, Air Quality Forum (if necessary as noted above), and the MARC Board of Directors.
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