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, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local governments.
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EPA seeks National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program proposals
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects to fund that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution. The National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program looks particularly for projects from fleets operating at (or servicing) goods movement facilities in areas designated as having poor air quality. Its deadline is 4 p.m. (ET), June 15, 2015.
> Read more about the grant program.
Central Texas Clean Air Coalition offers EPA ideas on proposed ozone standards
The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition on March 12, 2015 submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on its proposed ozone standards. The comment letter addresses regional concerns by providing ideas on how to implement the standard.
> Read more about the comment letter.
EPA announces proposed new air quality standards
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to strengthen air quality standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion.
> Read more about the standards.
$6.8 million in grant funding is available for alternative-fueled and plug-in light-duty vehicles
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until June 26, 2015
> Learn more about the grant.
EPA Clean Air Excellence Award
The Clean Air Coalition has won a national award for ozone-reduction efforts.
> Learn more.
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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
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.