OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
L&A utilized the Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator program (MOVES) and AERMOD Modeling System to evaluate regional traffic and weather data and estimate project-specific Emissions. It was determined that the project was in conformance with PM2.5 requirements and would also result in a negligible difference in MSAT effects.
This was one of the first projects to utilize the new MOVES program in EPA Region 5. L&A maintained constant communications with representatives from ODOT’s Office of Environmental Services (OES) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) throughout data analysis and evaluation.