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Victoria: Latest Ozone Planning Activities

Latest events and activities related to the Victoria area’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone.

Last updated (08/15/2013)

Victoria County 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan

On March 7, 2007, the commission adopted the following SIP revision for Victoria County:

In early 2009, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed the TCEQ that to approval of the Victoria County Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan would require revision of the contingency plan to include an enforceable commitment to implement contingency measures once triggered.

On July 28, 2010, the commission adopted the following SIP revision for Victoria County:

The revised contingency plan identifies rules that the TCEQ may implement upon future violation of the 1997 eight-hour ozone NAAQS. Included in the list are: the 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 114 Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) compliant marine diesel rule, Chapter 115 volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission controls for storage tanks, and Chapter 117 nitrogen oxides (NOX) controls for combustion engines.

On August 8, 2013, the EPA published direct final approval (78 FR 48318) Exit the TCEQ of the maintenance plan SIP revisions for Victoria County as meeting the requirements of Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA), §110(a)(1). The EPA’s final approval of the revisions was effective on October 7, 2013.