Introduction to Transportation Conformity – Request for Locations

NTI is looking to schedule the Introduction to Transportation Conformity Course for the next 10 months and have asked Sarah Siwek to recommend places that might want the course. They can offer five courses nationwide before June 30, 2019. EWGCC in St Louis has requested the course. If any of you want the course in your region, please let Sarah know and she will put into the recommendations to FTA and NTI.

Contact:  Sarah Siwek, [email protected]

Two Air Quality Webinars: An Introduction to Transportation Conformity; and An Introduction to MOVES

The purpose of this is to announce and provide registration information on two upcoming air quality webinars.  Considering recent technical assistance requests from State DOTs and MPOs, the FHWA Office of Natural Environment and the FHWA Resource Center will be offering basic transportation conformity overview and basic MOVES emissions model training in the form of two live webinars which will be recorded.  The target audience for these webinars are FHWA staff and State and local transportation partners (MPOs and State DOTs)  who are either new to or would like a refresher training on the conformity process.

These webinars are open to the public.  We ask that Division staff please share the webinar information with State and MPO staff and encourage them to participate.  Details for these webinars are shown below:

Name of Event: AQ Technical Assistance 1 of 2 – Introduction to Transportation Conformity
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM ET
Event Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the transportation conformity requirements.  The accompanying webinar (part 2 of 2) will introduce the MOVES model.

Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Name of Event: AQ Technical Assistance 2 of 2 – Introduction to MOVES
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM ET
Event Description: This webinar will provide an introduction of MOVES emissions model basics. The accompanying webinar (part 1 of 2) will provide an overview of the transportation conformity requirements.
Registration Link:
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.


FHWA has moved to a new webinar registration system.  In the new system, EXTERNAL users (those without a USDOT email address) will have to request an account before they can register. Step-by step instructions on how to request an account can be found here:

The account issuance takes approximately one business day.  Once you receive your account information, you can access the site by clicking on the registration link and logging in. Please contact [email protected] if you need technical support with registering.

For questions related to the webinars, please contact:
David Kall,  Office of Natural Environment
Phone: 202-366-6276.
Email: [email protected]

Please also note that additional transportation conformity training is available on-demand from FHWA’s website (   See under “Web-based Training.”

2008 Ozone Conformity Links

EPA has released two transportation conformity guidance documents related to implementation of the 2008 ozone NAAQS:

  • Transportation Conformity Guidance for 2008 Ozone NAAQS Nonattainment Areas
  • Guidance for Transportation Conformity Implementation in Multi-Jurisdictional Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas

These documents can be found at the following website:

Also, an update to the Baseline Year for the Baseline Year Test (in 40 CFR 93.119) table has been added at: