Tag: Particulate Matter
Air Quality Program prepared for new standard
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decreased the annual national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) in February from 12 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) to 9 µg/m3. At least one county in the region is not currently

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Air Quality Program aims to keep region PM compliant
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality program had already started to study and plan for reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) before the Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed new standard for the air pollutant in January which could threaten the region’s National Ambient

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CAPCOG partners to educate children about air quality
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CAPCOG has partnered with the Clean Air Force and Austin FC|Atlas to provide classrooms with air quality monitors to help educate students about the environment while also collecting data on particulate matter (PM) in the region. The Be Air Smart,

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Air Quality Program to upgrade air pollution tracking
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CAPCOG’s Air Quality Program will enhance its monitoring of fine particulate matter (PM), a form of air pollution in which the region has some of the highest levels in the state for communities along the I-35 corridor, by purchasing more

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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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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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