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Air Quality

Learn about CAPCOG's Air Quality Program, including initiatives, current news and important resources. 


Reducing ozone together. Hear from CAPCOG Air Quality Program Manager Andrew Hoekzema on how Central Texas is curbing pollution and why everyone can help make a difference in this February 2014 KXAN-TV story.

Overview

CAPCOG's Air Quality Program coordinates regional air quality planning and provides technical assistance and information to area businesses, governments and community groups on regional air quality issues, especially focusing on ground-level ozone pollution. The program, funded through grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local governments, conducts air quality monitoring, emissions inventory development, data analysis, modeling nd pollution control strategy evaluation.

Planning efforts include coordinating development and implementation of voluntary regional air quality plans, providing technical assistance to organizations that participate in the air quality plans, administering regional pollution reduction grants and conducting air quality education and outreach to reduce emissions and exposure to air pollution. 

The Air Quality Program also supports the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition and the Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee.

> Learn more about the Clean Air Coalition
> Explore the Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee
> Get emissions estimates
> Understand the basics of air quality
> See the Air Quality Program's technical reports
> Learn about regional air quality planning activities
> Get involved with the region's Ozone Advance initiative
> Learn about CAPCOG's air quality monitoring activities

Ground-Level Ozone

  Status of Air Quality in Central Texas
  Ozone Standards
  Today's ozone forecast


News

 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award 
The Clean Air Coalition has won a national award for ozone-reduction efforts. 
> Learn more 

 New regional air quality plan 
Central Texas has started the new year with a new air quality plan. 
> Get the details 

Ways to Reduce Ozone

> Be an Ozone Action Hero
> Sign up for TCEQ ozone Alerts
> Download an Ozone Action Day sign

Resources      

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
CAMPO Commute Solutions
CAMPO My Commute Solutions - Regional Ridesharing
EPA Current National Ambient Air Quality Standards
City of Austin Air Quality Program
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - Air
Ozone Attainment Status (TCEQ)
4 Highest 8-Hour Ozone Concentrations (TCEQ)
Texas Emission Reduction Plan Grant Funding (TCEQ)
National Clean Diesel Campaign Grant Funding (EPA)
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance (Travis County)
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance (Williamson County)
CLEAN Air Force of Central Texas
Clean Cities

Questions?

> Andrew Hoekzema, program manager