15A NCAC 02D .2002       DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Section, the definitions contained in 40 CFR 93.101 and the following definitions apply:

(1)           "Consultation" means that one party confers with another identified party, provides all information necessary to that party needed for meaningful input, and considers and responds to the views of that party in a timely, substantive written manner prior to any final decision.

(2)           "Regionally significant project" means a transportation project (other than an exempt project under 40 CFR 93.126) that is on a facility that serves regional transportation needs (such as access to and from the area outside of the region, major activity centers in the region, major planned developments such as new retail malls and sports complexes, or transportation terminals as well as most terminals themselves) and would normally be included in the modeling of a metropolitan area's transportation network, including at a minimum all principal arterial highways and all fixed guide way transit facilities that offer an alternative to regional highway travel.

(3)           "Regionally significant State or local project" means any highway or transit project that is a regionally significant project and that is proposed to receive only funding assistance (receives no federal funding) or approval through the State or any local program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.107(a)(10);

Eff. April 1, 1999.