About CAPCOG's Air Quality Program
CAPCOG's Air Quality Program provides technical assistance and information to area businesses, government entities and community groups on regional air quality issues, especially focusing on ground-level ozone pollution. Enabled through a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, program efforts include operating air monitoring stations to better understand the sources and extent of regional air quality problems, estimating and modeling emissions and evaluating emission-reduction measures to develop effective strategies for the area. The Air Quality Program also supports the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) and the CAC Advisory Committee.
The Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee will next meet from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, June 6, by conference call.
> Explore CACAC
Clean Air Coalition session
The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition will next meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at CAPCOG's Austin office.
> Discover the Clean Air Coalition
The Railroad Commission of Texas has announced a new pollution-curbing grant to help businesses replace older forklifts and medium- or heavy-duty diesels vehicles with selected lower-emission equipment.
> Read the commission's news release
> Download the frequently asked questions flier
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's rebate grant to replace or upgrade older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment closes June 28, 2013.
> Get details about the noncompetitive first-come, first-served grant at TCEQ's website
New pollution-curbing proposals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for cleaner fuels and cars.
> Read the EPA news release
> Learn about the federal vehicle emission and fuel standards program
Ozone Advance survey
CAPCOG and partners have launched a new online resource to get stakeholder input on an upcoming regional ozone-reduction plan. Learn more, and be heard today with the Ozone Advance Survey. > Go