(1) Transportation plans, improvement programs, and projects shall meet the purpose and intent of the current SIP of eliminating or reducing the severity and number of violations of the NAAQS and expeditiously achieving those standards, comply with the federal transportation conformity regulations, (40 C.F.R. Part 51 Subpart T), and shall not preclude the implementation of any transportation control measures identified in the SIP.
(2) All transportation plans, improvement programs, and projects shall comply with the criteria in subsection (3) of this section, in addition to the specific criteria contained in WAC 173-420-080
, and 173-420-100
(3) Transportation plans, improvement programs, or projects shall not:
(a) Cause or contribute to any new violation of the NAAQS;
(b) Increase the frequency or severity of any existing violation of the NAAQS; or
(c) Delay the timely attainment of the NAAQS.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.94 RCW and 40 C.F.R. Part 51 Subpart T. 95-18-022 (Order 94-31), § 173-420-060, filed 8/25/95, effective 9/25/95. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.94 RCW and RCW 70.94.037. 93-04-006 (Order 92-07), § 173-420-060, filed 1/22/93, effective 2/22/93.]