Public Participation Plan (PPP)
Objectives of the Public Participation Plan:
- Raise level of understanding of the transportation planning process in Butte County and identify how interested citizens can participate.
- Maximize opportunity for public involvement in the transportation process.
- Maintain contact with interested citizens and key stakeholders throughout the process of developing plans and projects.
In addition, BCAG has developed a new, "Policy for Government-to-Government Consultation with Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments" document. The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Order 5301.1 ensures that programs, policies, and procedures administered by the U.S. DOT are responsive to the needs and concerns of Native American Tribal Governments. This Order provides a very thorough overview of the various federal regulations and Executive Orders on this subject. This Order is available at: http://environment.fhwa.dot.gov/guidebook/vol2/5301.1.pdf
US Code Title 23 Sec 135 (e and f) generally state that Tribal government concerns should be considered in developing planning documents. Specifically, the applicable provisions concerning the documented process from the U.S.DOT joint FHWA/FTA planning regulations at 23 CFR 450.316 state:
- (c) When the MPO includes Indian Tribal lands, the MPO shall appropriately involve the Indian Tribal government(s) in the development of the metropolitan transportation plan and the TIP.
- (e) MPOs shall, to the extent practicable, develop a documented process(es) that outlines roles, responsibilities, and key decision points for consulting with Indian Tribal governments and agencies, ...which may be included in the agreement(s) developed under §450.314.
The reference to the metropolitan transportation plan would be BCAG’s long-range Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). The reference to the “TIP” would be BCAG’s short-range programming document known as the Butte County Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP).
2016 PPP & Policy for Government-to-Government Consultation with Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Public Participation Plan (Document) - Amendment #03
Amendment incorporates new language per comments from the Federal Transit Administration regarding the "Program of Projects" public participation process is included in the development and or amendment of the FTIP.
April 22, 2010
Public Participation Plan (Document) - Amendment #02
Amendment incorporates new state requirements for public participation associated with the development of BCAG's Regional Transportation Plan - Sustainable Communities Strategy or Alternative Planning Strategy, if one is needed.
February 1, 2009
Public Participation Plan (Document) - Amendment #01
Amendment updates the comment review period for certain amendment categories for the RTP and FTIP.
January 24, 2008
Public Participation Plan (Document)
Appendix A ~ Complete Version (contains all documents listed below)
January 24, 2008 BCAG Board Memo
January 24, 2008 Adopting Resolution
December 5, 2007 - Public Notice 2 - Extending comment period through January 24th BCAG Board Meeting.
November 1, 2007 - E -Memorandum Notification - Email informing availability for review
Novemember 2, 2007 - Public Notice - Informing of official 45 day comment period, published in local newspaper and on B-Line Transit Fleet.
Public Workshop Announcement in Local Newspaper
RTP / PPP Station Presentation Station Posters of Presentation Given
PPP Station Summary Station Poster of Presentation given
Letter to SSTAC & CTWG (Social Services Transportation Advisory Council & Coordinated Transportation Working Group)
Letter to Local Tribes
Correspondence to FTIP Managers, TAC and Neighboring Regions
Social Services Transportation Advisory Council & Coordinated Transportation Working Group Agenda
Letter to Freight Shippers & Goods Movement Agencies
PPP Agency Distribution List
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- Mailing or E-mail Address
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