Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd. Build your awareness and appreciation for the earth's environment.
Air Quality Awareness Week is April 28th - May 2nd. Learn how air quality affects your health and do something each day to make a difference. http://www.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/
Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 16th. Make your plans now to get your workout before you get your work in! biketoworkaustin.org
In case you missed our 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser Event on Thursday, March 27th, we honored one of our Clean Air Partners, HNTB, for their outstanding leadership and dedication, and presented Bill Gill with a lifetime achievement award for his air quality improvement efforts. Our special musical guest was Bill Carter, of Bill Carter and the Blame. View the photos here.
2013 Thank You ad in the Austin American Statesman
Looking for ways to green your home or business? Click here for ideas!
Just released Clean School Bus Report by the Environmental Defense Fund! Central Texas Clean School Bus Program - How Far We Have Come and What Is Still Left to Do: http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/cleanbuses_14_screen.pdf. The CLEAN AIR Force's Clean School Bus Program is a part of this report. You can learn more about our program by visiting the website: www.cleanschoolbus.net.
Central Texas' Ozone Advance Program - Ozone Advance is a voluntary program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote local actions to help keep nonattainment areas in compliance with the federal ozone standard. The 5-county Central Texas region was accepted into the program by EPA on May 23, 2012. This new plan will replace our current 8-Hour O3 Flex Agreement with EPA which is scheduled to expire December 31, 2013. Participation in this program provides an opportunity for our region to work with EPA to evaluate, select and implement control measures and programs that may be used to help keep our air clean. More information on the program can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/ozoneadvance/
Review of the Central Texas I&M Program
Sustainability Initiatives at the Circuit of the Americas
Presentation on the City of Austin's Air Quality Resolution
Air Permitting Overview Presentation from TCEQ
Thank you to HelioVolt for a great tour of their facility. You can learn more about this company on their webpage, http://www.heliovolt.com/technology/presentations.php.
Electricity in Texas - Past, Present, Future Presentation
EPA Webinar on Ozone Advance
2012 and 2018 Emissions Inventory Updates for Photochemical Modeling
Review of CAPCOG-AACOG Modeling of 2018 Ozone Levels
2012 High School PSA Contest Winners!
First Place Winner: Alexis Perry, Manor New Technology High School - See Video (.mov)
Second Place Winner: Benjamin Hill, Westlake High School
EPA's Implementation of the Ozone Standard
On September 22, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would implement the current 2008 standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb). The next regular review is scheduled for 2014. The Austin-Round Rock San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes the counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson, ended the 2013 Ozone Season (April 1 - October 31) with a design value of 73 ppb."
For more details about this announcement, please visit EPA's "Ground-level Ozone Regulatory Actions" webpage at http://www.epa.gov/groundlevelozone/actions.html.