7 CSR 10-12.020 - Application Procedures

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 24, December 15, 2021

PURPOSE: This amendment simplifies the application procedure in the rule and directs interested parties to the department's website to obtain information on the application submission process.

PURPOSE: This rule provides the public with the application procedures necessary to nominate a road or highway for scenic byway designation.

(1) Eligibility. Any agency, group, or individual may nominate a road or highway for scenic byway designation by following the application procedures provided below. This includes the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Scenic Byway Advisory Committee described in 7 CSR 10-12.030(3).
(2) Application. Information on the application submission process and the information to be included in an application can be found on the Missouri Department of Transportation website at http://www.modot.org/scenicbyways/ or by sending a written request to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Attention: Scenic Byways Advisory Committee, PO Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

(A) The application should include a cover letter which requests nomination for scenic byway designation of the identified route and describes the benefits to state and local communities of such designation. Local support letters from the community may also be included;

(B) A table of contents for the application package should be included;

(C) A data sheet should be included which consists of:

1. Date of application;

2. Contact name and name of the nominating individual or organization;

3. Address, phone and fax numbers;

4. Route name and number;

5. Total mileage of the proposed scenic byway;

6. Communities adjacent to the proposed scenic byway (cities/counties/towns); and

7. Paragraph containing reasons for scenic byway designation;

(D) (A) The application should include a detailed description of the proposed location and relevant historic significance, including points of interest of the proposed byway, including:

(E) Descriptions of any or all of the following points of interest should be provided:

1. Cultural/historical/archeological;
2. Recreational resources;
3. Natural or scenic resources;
4. Seasonal aspects (fall foliage, etc.); and
5. Special events which occur along the route.

(F) A brief overview of the history of the area and sites which relate to the proposed byway's history is also recommended;

(G) Indicate how areas adjacent to the proposed byway are zoned including all commercial and industrial areas;

(H) Photographs in plastic covers of the area should be included. Videos or slides are also acceptable; and

(I) (B) Each application should include a corridor management plan that provides the community's vision of the proposed byway and outlines a process of commitment to specific strategies and actions to manage the route over time.

1. An action plan should be included in the corridor management plan. This action plan should provide general goals for a five (5)-year period and more specific goals for the first year. This action plan should include timelines and schedules for the following:

A. Protection for the maintenance of points of interest, scenic, and historic qualities of the proposed byway;

B. Proposed improvements or developments along the route and any promotional or marketing activities;

C. Proposed public involvement allowing for local participation in the development of the corridor management plan; and

D. Availability of financial resources with which to upgrade, develop, promote, and otherwise make the scenic corridor available for its intended uses. If no funding is currently available, indicate how the applicant plans to locate funding sources.

2. Biennial reports of the progress of the corridor management plan shall be required to be submitted to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission by the applicant and affected governing bodies.

1. Guidelines for preparing a corridor management plan can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
2. An action plan should be included in the corridor management plan. This action plan should provide general goals for a five- (5-) year period and more specific goals for the first year. This action plan should include timelines and schedules for the following:
A. Protection for the maintenance of points of interest, scenic, and historic qualities of the proposed byway;
B. Proposed improvements or developments along the route and any promotional or marketing activities;
C. Proposed public involvement allowing for local participation in the development of the corridor management plan; and
D. Availability of financial resources with which to upgrade, develop, promote, and otherwise make the scenic corridor available for its intended uses. If no funding is currently available, indicate how the applicant plans to locate funding sources.

Notes

7 CSR 10-12.020
AUTHORITY: sections 226.020, 226.150 and 226.797, RSMo 1994 and 226.798 and 226.799, RSMo Supp. 1995* and section 1047 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, P.L. 102-240. Original rule filed April 10, 1996, effective Oct. 30, 1996. Amended by Missouri Register July 15, 2014/Volume 39, Number 14, effective 8/31/2014 Amended by Missouri Register April 2, 2018/Volume 43, Number 7, effective 5/31/2018

*Original authority: 226.020, RSMo 1939; 226.150, RSMo 1939, amended 1977; 226.707, RSMo 1990; and 226.798 and 226.799, RSMo 1995.

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