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   "(4)(A)  No later than one year after the date of enactment of the

Clean Air Act  Amendments of 1990, the  Administrator shall promulgate

criteria and procedures for determining conformity (except in the case

of transportation  plans, programs, and projects) of,  and for keeping

the  Administrator  informed  about,  the activities  referred  to  in

paragraph (1). No  later than one  year after such date  of enactment,

the  Administrator,   with  the   concurrence  of  the   Secretary  of

Transportation,   shall  promulgate   criteria   and  procedures   for

demonstrating and  assuring conformity  in the case  of transportation

plans,  programs,  and projects.  A suit  may  be brought  against the

Administrator and the Secretary of Transportation under section 304 to

compel  promulgation of such  criteria and procedures  and the Federal

district court shall have jurisdiction to order such promulgation.

   "(B) The procedures and criteria shall, at a minimum-

      "(i) address  the consultation  procedures to be  undertaken by

metropolitan   planning   organizations   and    the   Secretary    of

              Transportation   with  State  and   local  air  quality

              agencies and State departments of transportation before

              such  organizations and  the Secretary  make conformity

              determinations;

      "(ii) address  the appropriate frequency for  making conformity

   determinations,  but in  no  case  shall such  determinations  for

   transportation  plans and  programs be  less  frequent than  every

   three years; and

      "(iii) address how conformity  determinations will be made with

   respect to maintenance plans.

   "(C) Such procedures  shall also include a  requirement that  each

State  shall  submit  to  the   Administrator  and  the  Secretary  of

Transportation  within 24 months of such date of enactment, a revision

to its  implementation plan that includes criteria  and procedures for

assessing the conformity of  any plan, program, or project  subject to

the conformity requirements of this subsection.".

SEC. 102. GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR NONATTAINMENT AREAS.  

   (a) Definitions.-(1)  Part D of  title I of the  Clean Air Act  is

amended by  inserting immediately after "Part  D-Plan Requirements for

Nonattainment Areas" the following:

             "Subpart 1-Nonattainment Areas in General

"Sec. 171.  Definitions.

"Sec. 172.  Nonattainment plan provisions.

"Sec. 173.  Permit requirements.

"Sec. 174.  Planning procedures.

"Sec. 175.  Environmental Protection Agency grants.

"Sec. 176.  Limitations on certain Federal assistance.

"Sec. 177.  New motor vehicle emission standards in nonattainment

                 areas.

"Sec. 178.  Guidance documents.".

   (2) Section 171 of the Clean Air  Act (42 U.S.C. 7501) is  amended

   as follows:

      (A)  In  the introductory  language,  strike  out "and  section

      110(a)(2)(I)".

      (B) Amend paragraph (1) to read as follows:  

         "(1)  Reasonable  further   progress.-The  term  `reasonable

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