Welcome to Air Central Texas

Welcome

Air Central Texas (ACT) is an initiative to reduce exposure to air pollution in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties through voluntary actions to reduce emissions and tools for the public to avoid exposure to high pollution levels when they occur. Participants include local governments, regional and state government agencies, non-profit groups and institutions, and businesses. ACT works to provide the public with information about Central Texas Air Quality, support existing air quality programs, and motivate everyone to make decisions that are Air Aware. 

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News

Grant Funds for Reducing Air Emissions from School Buses

The TCEQ is accepting applications for the Texas Clean School Bus program. Texas school districts, charter schools and transportation systems provided by countywide school districts are invited to help Texas reduce air emissions from diesel-powered school buses.

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Gov. Abbott selects TCEQ to distribute $209 million Settlement to fund air emission reduction projects in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has selected the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to be the lead agency for purposes of Texas’ participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust.

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EPA releases Our Nation's Air Report

The EPA releases its annual report that presents the trends in the nation's air quality and summarizes the detailed information found on EPA's AirTrends website.

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Designations for the 2015 Ozone Standards

The EPA issued the first round of designations for the 2015 Ozone standards and all counties in the central Texas region were designated in attainment/unclassifiable of the standard.

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TCEQ announces TERP Rebate Grants

The TCEQ’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program announced its Rebate Grants Program that provides financial incentives to repower or replace older heavy-duty diesel vehicles and select non-road diesel equipment. The grant program will official open Nov. 30, 2017, and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications may not be submitted at this time; however, TCEQ made draft documents available for would-be applicants to review.

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Events

Thu Feb 01

Clean Air Coalition Advisory Sub-Committee Outreach and Education Meeting

CACAC Outreach and Education meeting to review past outreach tactics and plan out 2018 outreach tactics. The CACAC outreach and education subcommittee focuses on how best to educate the public about air quality in the region and encourage the population to take action to reduce the generation of pollution and reduce their exposure to air pollution.

Fri Feb 02

Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee Meeting

Members of the Clean Air Coalition Advisory Committee (CACAC), a CAC subcommittee, share data, best practices and other information to help jurisdictions implement the Ozone Advanced Program (OAP) Action Plan, an ongoing regional initiative to reduce ozone pollution.

Wed Feb 07

CommuteCon 2018: Smart Mobility with Purpose

A Virtual Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Conference organized by RideAmigos features over 25 speakers in just 5 hours, with 400 attendees logging on to participate across the globe.

Wed Feb 14

Clean Air Coalition Meeting

The next Central Texas Clean Air Coalition meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. (or upon adjournment of CAPCOG Executive Committee) in the CAPCOG Pecan Room located at 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78744.

Thu Feb 22

Webinar: The Writing’s on the Wall: Recent Cool Wall Research and Measures

Have you heard about cool walls? Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) is working to understand how cool wall technologies can mitigate heat islands and provide a range of other benefits at the same time. This 90-minute webcast will present key results from LBNL’s recent research on the energy and environmental co-benefits of cool walls and highlight Hawaii's experience adopting cool walls into their state codes. Register for this free webcast.

Thu Feb 22

EPA's Heat Island Webcast

Have you heard about cool walls? Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) is working to understand how cool wall technologies can mitigate heat islands and provide a range of other benefits at the same time. This 90-minute webcast will present key results from LBNL’s recent research on the energy and environmental co-benefits of cool walls and highlight Hawaii's experience adopting cool walls into their state codes.

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