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

EPA Continues to Work With States on 2015 Ozone Designations

The EPA issued a press release stating that it is planning to make ozone attainment standards designation by October 1, 2017, replacing a previous decision to delay the designations until October 1, 2018.

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How to Avoid Air Pollution

Interesting articles about how to avoid breathing high levels of air pollution.

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Clean Air Programs in Question after Abbott’s Vetoes

A pair of Gov. Greg Abbott’s line-item vetoes has Travis County once again scrambling to clean up the aftermath, this time involving two air quality programs.

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Events

NIEHS Webinar - Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly

September 15, 1 PM (ET) - In this webcast, focused on examining, characterizing, and addressing exposures and susceptibility across the lifespan. Among these factors are lifelong exposures to numerous potentially toxic chemicals; co-morbidities affecting health resilience and disease susceptibility; and social conditions such as poverty, isolation, acculturation, and English-language proficiency.

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