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MDOT Air Quality and Traffic Noise Specialist - Transportation Planning Specialist

This position has statewide responsibility for project-level air quality and traffic noise analysis and abatement. This position is responsible for evaluating air quality and traffic noise impacts on sensitive receivers and determining any necessary mitigation in transportation projects as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and in accordance with Federal Regulations 23 CFR 771 and 772, 40 CFR 51 and 93 and all subsequent guidance. The position analyzes and determines air quality and traffic noise impacts and any mitigation for transportation projects in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration. This position is a single point of contact for project-level air quality and Type I traffic noise abatement issues for federal and state agencies, industry, and the public. The position makes the final decision regarding air quality mitigation and noise abatement for projects. The position leads the discussion in committees that determine policy, protocol, and procedures regarding air quality and noise abatement analyses and documentation. This position works in cooperation with federal agencies such as FHWA and EPA on research projects involving air quality issues, such as mobile source air toxics and greenhouse gas emissions.