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

The American Lung Association State of the Air 2018 report

The American Lung Association has released their 2018 State of Air report grades U.S. counties on harmful ozone (smog) and particle pollution recorded over a three-year period, and details trends for metropolitan areas over the past decade. The report ranks also both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country.

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With Volkswagen millions at stake, what share will Austin get?

Texas is expected to receive $209 million in air quality funds from a Volkswagen settlement but there are concerns about how much of those funds will benefit the Austin region.

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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

Sat Apr 21

2018 National Planning Conference

APA's 2018 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC18 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics.

Sat Apr 21

2018 National Planning Conference

APA's 2018 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC18 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics.

Sat Apr 21

2018 National Planning Conference

APA's 2018 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC18 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics.

Sat Apr 21

2018 National Planning Conference

APA's 2018 National Planning Conference is the premier planning event of the year. NPC18 will bring together the hottest topics, the latest tools, and the leading voices with something new to say. With hundreds of sessions and cutting-edge presentations on offer, you can dig deeper into your specialty or explore new topics.

Mon Apr 30

Air Quality Awareness Week

This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

Mon Apr 30

Air Quality Awareness Week

This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

Tue May 01

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

Mon Apr 30

Air Quality Awareness Week

This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

Mon Apr 30

Air Quality Awareness Week

This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

Mon Apr 30

Air Quality Awareness Week

This year's theme is Air Quality Where You Are. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how large or small, to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

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