Tag: Air Quality

Regional Air Quality Plan updates address particulate matter

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CAPCOG’s Clean Air Coalition (CAC) updated the region’s air quality plan in November to address particulate matter (PM) air pollution for the first time, adding measures designed to reduce long-term and short-term exposure to pollution from tiny but dangerous particles.

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SPEER, CAPCOG explain importance of energy reporting

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CAPCOG and the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) are hosting a virtual workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on December 9 to educate local governments about a state mandate that requires them to report their electricity

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Air Quality Awareness Week promotes taking action to improve air quality

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The Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Area remains close to exceeding the ground-level ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard and the upcoming National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 3 through May 7, reminds people to take action in preventing air pollution. CAPCOG

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Air Quality Program assists Oklahoma COG with study

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program is assisting the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), a COG located in Oklahoma City, with an economic study assessing the cost of not meeting the federal ground-level ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for

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CAPCOG, Austin study COVID-19’s impact on air quality

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The CAPCOG Air Quality Program and the city of Austin are conducting a study that will analyze how changes in traffic and telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the region’s air quality. It also will investigate how the potential

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CAC honors 2020 ACT award recipients

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The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) on Wednesday recognized City of Austin’s Transportation Demand Management Program and Travis County Judge, Samuel Biscoe, with its 2020 Air Central Texas awards for making significant contributions to improving the region’s air quality. Austin’s

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CAPCOG, EPA work together to improve region’s particulate matter air quality

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CAPCOG and its newly created Clean Air Coalition Particulate Matter (PM) subcommittee are joined by an EPA subject matter expert to study and plan for reducing the amount of particulates in the air and decrease their related health risk. “While

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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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