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Public Meeting for Proposed Removal of Lynchburg Ferry APWL Area


The TCEQ will conduct a public meeting in Houston to answer questions and receive public comments on its proposal to remove from its Air Pollutant Watch List the Lynchburg Ferry area, which is currently listed for the odorous air toxic styrene.

Date Monday, August 19, 2013
Time 6:00 p.m.
Where North Channel Branch Library, 15741 Wallisville Road, Houston, Texas
Contact Name
Contact Phone 361-825-3386
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The APWL is the TCEQ’s statewide program to address ambient concentrations of air contaminants considered potentially harmful to human health and welfare. The TCEQ added to the APWL an area in Harris County near the Lynchburg Ferry in 2003 to address short-term, odorous concentrations of the air toxic styrene and also to address elevated concentrations of benzene. The TCEQ removed benzene from the Lynchburg Ferry APWL in 2010 because collaborative efforts led to a significant reduction in benzene concentrations such that levels were no longer of potential concern. Ambient styrene concentrations have decreased significantly since 2005, as companies have implemented controls and operational changes to mitigate emissions. Validated monitoring data show that odorous concentrations of styrene are at levels that are no longer of potential concern. There are no other contaminants of concern in this APWL area. Please visit the APWL Web page for the TCEQ’s detailed proposal and information on the public-comment procedures.