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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TCEQ announces grant funds for natural gas vehicles
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is still accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program, part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
Grant deadline: May 26, 2017
> Read more about the grant.
CAPCOG and AACOG air quality committees discuss regional issues
CAPCOG’s Clean Air Coalition (CAC) and Alamo Area Council of Governments’ (AACOG’s) Air Improvement Resources (AIR) Executive Committee, the committees representing the two largest U.S. cities not currently burdened with an EPA air quality nonattainment designation, held their first-ever joint meeting to discuss strategies for keeping the cities and their metro areas in compliance with EPA’s new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on April 29. The committees consist of elected officials from city and county governments that participate in regional air quality planning efforts, and are chaired by Travis County Judge, Sarah Eckhardt, and San Antonio Council Member, Ron Nirenberg, respectively.
> Read more about the meeting.
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Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
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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.