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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Thu Mar 08
The CACAC Outreach and Education subcommittee meets monthly during ozone season to discuss opportunities to improve air quality knowledge, increase engagement, and communicate strategies to inform and educate the public about air quality issues in the region.
Thu Mar 22
This webinar will provide a 30-minute overview of the newly released altfueltoolkit.org website, an initiative of the Oregon Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and seven other state DOTs. Altfueltoolkit.org is the culmination of two years of stakeholder workshops and website development, and serves as a one-stop-shop on alternative fuel planning for transportation agencies and other alternative fuel stakeholders.
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