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TexAQS II Field Study

Background and History of TexAQS Field Studies

Rapid economic and population growth has continued to create air quality challenges for Texas, even as the new strategies in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) have helped control air pollution. The first step in reducing air pollution is to understand its causes, how it is formed, how it travels throughout the region, and the effectiveness of various pollution-control strategies.

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In 2000, the Texas 2000 Air Quality Field Study produced scientific information and data that helped develop the one-hour ozone SIP revision for the Houston-Galveston-Beaumont area. The TexAQS II study built on the success of the previous study and provided support to develop strategies for the 2008 federal eight-hour ozone standard and regional-haze requirements.

TexAQS II covered an even larger area of Texas, and its findings have helped revise the SIP, which is improving air quality throughout the state and helping Texas meet the Federal Clean Air Act requirements.

More information on TexAQS II Field Study:

  • Resources
    Contact information for TexAQS personnel and links to related information and organizations.
  • Reports
    Reports and Analysis from the TexAQS II Field Study.