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Air Quality

Status of Air Quality in Central Texas 
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CAPCOG's Air Quality Program coordinates regional air quality planning and performs air quality technical research, especially focusing on ground-level ozone pollution. The program's 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. Technical research efforts include air quality monitoring, emissions inventory development, data analysis, modeling, and pollution control strategy evaluation. The program is funded through grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local governments.

CAPCOG Air Quality Programs

> Clean Air Coalition
> Ozone Advance Program
> Air Quality Grants
> Monitoring
> Air Central Texas
> Emission Inventories
> Technical Reports

Central Texas Air Quality News

TCEQ announces TERP rebate grants
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program announced its Rebate Grants Program that provides financial incentives to repower or replace older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and select non-road diesel equipment.
TCEQ will open the application process Thursday, Nov. 30
> Read more.

$7 million available from EPA School Bus Rebate Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for its 2017 School Bus Rebate Program which could provide up to $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits.
The program will take applications until 4 p.m., ET, Tuesday Nov. 14.
> Read more.

$6 million available for alternative fuel, natural gas fueling stations
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) is accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or modifying alternative fueling facilities. The state has made up to $6 million available to individuals, businesses, and governments that qualify.
The TCEQ will accept applications until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
> Read more.

EPA extends 2015 Ozone NAAQS area designation deadline
WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt notified states that the agency will extend the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) initial area designations for the 2015 ozone NAAQS by one year.
> Read the full news release.

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.

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Air Quality Education

> Air Quality Basics

Partners and Programs

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Commute Solutions Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro)
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Clean Cities Clean Air Force of Central Texas
Drive Clean Texas TCEQ-Air  

Funding Opportunities

  CAPCOG Air Quality Grants  
AirCheck Texas Vehicle Repair and Replace Assistance (Travis and Williamson counties) National Clean Diesel Campaign Grant Funding (EPA) Texas Emission Reduction Plan Grant Funding (TCEQ)


> Contact Andrew Hoekzema, CAPCOG Regional Services director.