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Committees

Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC)

The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary, unincorporated association that became affiliated with CAPCOG by a Nov. 13, 2002 resolution. Its purpose is to:

  • Facilitate the development, adoption, and implementation of clean air plans to maintain compliance with the federal eight-hour ozone standard for Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties
  • Establish and monitor a regional effort toward the improvement of air quality
  • Develop policies and strategies that will provide guidance for each of its independent governing bodies about actions that will achieve clean air in Central Texas
  • Work cooperatively to achieve clean air standards that will protect public health and yet allow local governments the flexibility to select measures best suited to each community's needs and resources
  • Provide CAPCOG Executive Committee with recommendations for administering funding provided by local sources for the purpose of supporting the regional air quality plan or program implementation, assessment and improvement activities in Central Texas

> Read the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition bylaws.
> Find out about the next meeting.

Initiatives

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Ozone Advance Program, a national initiative involving states, tribes and local governments, the CAPCOG Air Quality Program worked with the CAC and other stakeholders to develop and implement an emission-reduction plan, the Ozone Advance Program Action Plan.

> Read the emission-reduction plan.

Membership

CAC membership comprises of elected officials from the five-county Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area. All local governments that signed the Central Texas 8-hour Ozone Flex Plan (8-O3 Flex), a previous regional initiative to reduce ozone pollution, are members of the CAC. They included Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties; and the cities of Austin, Bastrop, Elgin, Lockhart, Luling, Round Rock, and San Marcos.

Since the 8-O3 Flex Plan's adoption, additional jurisdictions have joined the CAC. They include the cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, Sunset Valley, Taylor, Hutto, Bee Cave, Buda, Leander and Lakeway.

> Get the membership roster.
> Local jurisdictions should contact Andrew Hoekzema if they are interested in joining CAC.

Meetings

The CAC meets at a time, date and place specified by the coalition chair, generally the second Wednesday of selected months. Meetings are open to the public and announced on CAPCOG's website once scheduled. In 2016, the CAC started holding joint meetings at least twice a year with Air Improvement Resources Executive Committee, which is part of the Alamo Area Council of Governments.

Next meetings

Regular Meeting

11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 (or upon adjournment of the CAPCOG Executive Committee)
CAPCOG Lantana Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 155
Austin, TX 78744

> Read the Aug. 9 agenda.

Read the agenda backup items below.

Item No. 2. ACTION ITEM: Approve Minutes for the June 28, 2017, Clean Air Coalition Meeting

Item No. 4. Update on CAPCOG Air Quality Program Funding Requests

Item No. 5. Ozone Season Monitoring Update

Item No. 6. ACTION ITEM: Consider Endorsement of Priority Ranking of CAPCOG Monitoring Stations for 2018
A. Proposed Priority Ranking of CAPCOG Monitoring Stations for 2018
B.CAPCOG Ozone Monitoring Network Review for 2018 Monitoring Activities

Item No. 7 ACTION ITEM: Consider Approval of Letter to TCEQ Regarding TERP Allocations and Administration

> For agendas, minutes and supporting materials from past CAC meetings, contact Andrew Hoekzema.

CAPCOG and AACOG Joint Air Quality Meeting

TBD

Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee

Members of the Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee (CACAC), a CAC subcommittee, share data, best practices and other information to help jurisdictions implement the Ozone Advanced Program (OAP) Action Plan, an ongoing regional initiative to reduce ozone pollution.

The CACAC is chaired by Caren Lee, City of Round Rock transit coordinator, and includes staff representatives from cities and counties participating in the OAP Action Plan and representatives from CAPCOG, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Area Metropolitan Transit Authority, CLEAN AIR Force, Sierra Club, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin Energy, HOLT CAT, Green Mountain Energy, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6.

Meetings

CACAC meetings are generally scheduled a few weeks before a scheduled CAC meeting.

Next meeting

TBD

Questions?

> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, CAPCOG Regional Services director.

 

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