Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) From Major Highways

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(170)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1124
Partners: AZDOT, CA, KS, MI, NV, NY, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $1,014,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $1,084,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Victoria Martinez
victoria.martinez@dot.gov
Phone: 787-766-5600 x231
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2007 $35,000.00 Thor Anderson Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Thor Anderson Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Mike Brady Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2009 $35,000.00 Mike Brady Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2007 $2,000.00 Joel Skelley Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $2,000.00 Joel Skelley Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Michigan Department of Transportation 2007 $35,000.00 Laura Nelhiebel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Laura Nelhiebel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2008 $700,000.00 Tie He 775-888-7220 the@dot.state.nv.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $50,000.00 John Zamurs Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $50,000.00 John Zamurs Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2010 $35,000.00 Patricia Trainer Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $35,000.00 Patricia Trainer Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is undertaking a research effort and wants to invite you to become involved. Recently, mobile source air toxics (MSATs) were an issue in a Sierra Club lawsuit on improvements to US 95 in Nevada. The lawsuit settlement, which includes a study of national significance, provides an opportunity to better understand the science and modeling techniques needed to measure the behavior of MSATs. Over the last few years, the FHWA has expended a good deal of effort to enhance our understanding of MSAT emissions associated with major highway facilities. This new research will substantially further the understanding of how MSAT emissions behave, and thus fits well with research being done by others on the effects of particular levels of MSAT emissions. Moreover, we have been increasingly concerned that MSAT issues could arise in legal challenges involving new highway construction.

Objectives

This study will give those involved hands-on knowledge about the dispersion of MSAT emissions and enhance the credibility of State officials when addressing related issues for projects in their State. Ultimately, everyone will benefit from making more informed transportation and environmental decisions.

Scope of Work

The FHWA, in conjunction with a consortium of federal agencies and State departments of transportation, will be studying the concentration and physical behavior of MSATs and mobile source PM 2.5 at up to five sites in the United States. The study criteria dictate that each study site must be open to traffic and have 150,000 Annual Average Daily Traffic or more.

Comments

Suggested minimum contribution: $35,000 for each of 2 years. The FHWA developed the attached study protocol and will manage this research as well. It is estimated that data collection and analysis at each study site may cost close to $1 million. FHWA is accepting contributions towards this effort. Studies are to be initiated by June 2007. State support could take a number of forms including monetary contributions, equipment, traffic data, and site access and security.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Closeout Letter TPF-5(170) Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(170) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Final Report - Las Vegas TPF-5(170) Las Vegas Report - Final.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report - Detroit TPF-5(170) Detroit Report - FINAL.pdf Final Report Public
June 2011 Quarterly Report TPF-5(170)_June2011_QuarterlyReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Annual Progress Report June 2010 AnnualProgressReport-June2010draft1.pdf Annual Report Public
April 2011 Quarterly Report TPF5(170)April2011QuarterlyReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Annual Progress Report: June 2008 - June 2009 annual_report-2009-06-30.pdf Annual Report Public
Acceptance Memo acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) From Major Highways 1124.pdf Solicitation Public

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) From Major Highways

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(170)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 1124
Partners: AZDOT, CA, KS, MI, NV, NY, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $1,014,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $1,084,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Victoria Martinez
victoria.martinez@dot.gov
Phone: 787-766-5600 x231
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 2007 $35,000.00 Thor Anderson Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Thor Anderson Frank Darmiento 602- 712-3134 fdarmiento@azdot.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Mike Brady Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2009 $35,000.00 Mike Brady Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2007 $2,000.00 Joel Skelley Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $2,000.00 Joel Skelley Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Michigan Department of Transportation 2007 $35,000.00 Laura Nelhiebel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2008 $35,000.00 Laura Nelhiebel Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2008 $700,000.00 Tie He 775-888-7220 the@dot.state.nv.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $50,000.00 John Zamurs Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $50,000.00 John Zamurs Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2010 $35,000.00 Patricia Trainer Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $35,000.00 Patricia Trainer Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is undertaking a research effort and wants to invite you to become involved. Recently, mobile source air toxics (MSATs) were an issue in a Sierra Club lawsuit on improvements to US 95 in Nevada. The lawsuit settlement, which includes a study of national significance, provides an opportunity to better understand the science and modeling techniques needed to measure the behavior of MSATs. Over the last few years, the FHWA has expended a good deal of effort to enhance our understanding of MSAT emissions associated with major highway facilities. This new research will substantially further the understanding of how MSAT emissions behave, and thus fits well with research being done by others on the effects of particular levels of MSAT emissions. Moreover, we have been increasingly concerned that MSAT issues could arise in legal challenges involving new highway construction.

Objectives

This study will give those involved hands-on knowledge about the dispersion of MSAT emissions and enhance the credibility of State officials when addressing related issues for projects in their State. Ultimately, everyone will benefit from making more informed transportation and environmental decisions.

Scope of Work

The FHWA, in conjunction with a consortium of federal agencies and State departments of transportation, will be studying the concentration and physical behavior of MSATs and mobile source PM 2.5 at up to five sites in the United States. The study criteria dictate that each study site must be open to traffic and have 150,000 Annual Average Daily Traffic or more.

Comments

Suggested minimum contribution: $35,000 for each of 2 years. The FHWA developed the attached study protocol and will manage this research as well. It is estimated that data collection and analysis at each study site may cost close to $1 million. FHWA is accepting contributions towards this effort. Studies are to be initiated by June 2007. State support could take a number of forms including monetary contributions, equipment, traffic data, and site access and security.

Title File/Link Type Private
Annual Progress Report: June 2008 - June 2009 annual_report-2009-06-30.pdf Annual Report Public
Annual Progress Report June 2010 AnnualProgressReport-June2010draft1.pdf Annual Report Public
Final Report - Detroit TPF-5(170) Detroit Report - FINAL.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report - Las Vegas TPF-5(170) Las Vegas Report - Final.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Letter TPF-5(170) Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(170) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
April 2011 Quarterly Report TPF5(170)April2011QuarterlyReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
June 2011 Quarterly Report TPF-5(170)_June2011_QuarterlyReport.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) From Major Highways 1124.pdf Solicitation Public

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