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Air Quality

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

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Overview

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.

Check Central Texas Air Quality

 
 Status of Air Quality in Central Texas 
Today's Ozone Forecast

Get the Latest in Central Texas Air Quality News

 Texas Clean Fleet Program grant to transition diesel fleet vehicles
Applications will be accepted until Oct. 3, 2014.
> Read the grant news.

 TCEQ grant for cleaner-running vehicles
Applications will be accepted until June 26, 2015, or depletion of funds
> Read the grant 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 started the new year with a new air quality plan. 
> Get the details.

Reduce Ozone Pollution and Exposure

> Sign up for TCEQ Air Quality Alerts and Download EPA's AIRNow App
> Be an Ozone Action Hero

> Download an Ozone Action Day Sign

Learn About Regional Air Quality Planning

> Clean Air Coalition
> Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee
> Ozone Advance Program
> Prior Air Quality Plans

Explore Air Quality Technical Resources

> Air Quality Basics
> Emissions Inventories
> Monitoring
> Technical Reports

Learn About Area Partners and Programs      

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


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.

Questions?

> Andrew Hoekzema, Program Manager