Iowa's current public participation process requires that the public be notified of proposed amendments and be afforded the opportunity to comment on these proposals. After all comments concerning this proposal have been addressed, the amendment(s) will be forwarded to the Federal Highway Administration requesting approval for incorporation into the STIP. Comments concerning these proposals may be submitted to our office in writing and sent to the following location.
Attn: Shelby Ebel
Program Management Bureau
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Comments may also be submitted via email to Shelby Ebel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (515) 239-1351.
An amendment is defined in 23 CFR § 450.104 as "a revision to a long-range transportation plan, TIP or STIP that involves a major change to a project included in a metropolitan transportation plan, TIP or STIP, including the addition or deletion of a project or a major change in project cost, project/project phase initiation dates, or a major change in design concept or design scope (e.g., changing project termini or the number of through traffic lanes). Changes to projects that are included only for illustrative purposes do not require an amendment. An amendment is a revision that requires public review and comment, redemonstration of fiscal constraint, or a conformity determination (for metropolitan transportation plans and TIPs involving "nonexempt" projects in nonattainment and maintenance areas)."