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Residential and Commercial Air Conditioners (Withdrawn)

The residential and commercial air conditioner regulation was proposed as a control strategy under Texas’ State Implementation Plan (SIP). The strategy has since been withdrawn.

Areas Affected

  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties)
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur area (Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth area (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties)
  • Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Colorado, Comal, Cooke, Coryell, De Witt, Delta, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Franklin, Freestone, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Karnes, Lamar, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, and Wood Counties.

Rule Description

The proposed rule was intended to reduce ground-level ozone by requiring technology that would remove ozone from ambient air that is drawn across the external heat exchanger units of air-cooled heat pumps and air conditioners. This rule was withdrawn in December 2000 because further study was needed.

Rule History

Rule project number 2000-011J-110-AI

Proposal: August 9, 2000

Withdrawal: December 6, 2000

Associated SIP revision: Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Post-1999 Rate-of-Progress and Attainment Demonstration SIP

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