Amendment #86 to H.3382

Air Quality Impact Analysis

Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett move that the bill be amended by adding the following section at the end thereof:

SECTION XX. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall undertake an analysis of the air quality impacts of the Central Artery Project and associated transit commitments completed to date. The analysis shall be conducted in cooperation with the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization and shall report on the levels of Volatile Organic Compounds, Oxides of Nitrogen, and Carbon Monoxide in the MPO region and Eastern Massachusetts. The results of the analysis shall be provided to the Joint Committee on Transportation within six months of the effective date of this act.