Tag: Air Quality

CAPCOG, AirNow shows local Air Quality conditions

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program integrated reporting from its eight ozone monitors into EPA’s AirNow.gov to give Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residents more insight about their local air quality, so they can better protect their health. AirNow.gov provides

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CAPCOG seeks Air Quality Award nominations

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program seeks nominations of people and organizations that have made significant impacts to the region’s air quality for its 2020 Air Central Texas Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 7. Since 2016, the

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EPA looks to CAPCOG for emissions case study

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed a Travel Efficiency Assessment Method Case Study for the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which it selected CAPCOG to participate because the MSA is the largest metropolitan area meeting the national

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TCEQ announces new round of emission reduction funds

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced about $4.6 million in grants for projects to implement new technologies that reduce emissions of stationary sources, with at least $1 million available for renewable energy electricity storage projects. The TCEQ will

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TCEQ opens TERP Rebate Grant Program

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will accept grant applications for its Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Rebate Grant Program starting on July 21, 2020. The program has up to $10 million that will be distributed on a first-come, first services

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Air quality awareness doesn’t stop after national week

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Air quality seems to be better throughout the region because of reduced traffic as a result of Stay Home orders, but people should remain vigilant and be air aware especially as the orders are lifted and the summer begins. May

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CAPCOG, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance discuss EV fleets

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program has partnered with the Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance to teach local governments, nonprofits, and central Texas businesses about their electric vehicle (EV) options and creating a successful EV program during an April 7 workshop

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TCEQ opens $6.2 million school bus grant opportunity

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Texas Clean School Bus Program, which has $6.2 million available in grant funds. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020

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TCEQ schedules clean school bus webinar

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality want organizations to gear up for the opening of the Texas Emission Reduction Program (TERP), Texas Clean School Bus (TCSB) program by making plans to join us for TERP Talk: How to Apply for

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EPA appoints Hoekzema to 3rd term on air quality committee

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The Environmental Protection Agency reappointed CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Services Director, Andrew Hoekzema, to a third, two-year term on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee designed to provide EPA with input on policy and technical issues

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