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Natural Outlook, Fall 2005

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Closing In on Attainment

The El Paso area is meeting federal air quality standards for both ozone and carbon monoxide—an achievement that caps 15 years of working to reduce emissions to healthier levels. Progress on PM10 levels continues, too.
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Flooded street
When Duty Calls

TCEQ emergency responders provided needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, then rushed home from Louisiana to confront her sister, Rita.
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Real-Time Results

Just a few years after establishing the state’s first continuous water quality monitor, the TCEQ is operating more than 20 such sites around the state and has plans for more.
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Pioneering a New Approach

A pilot project to monitor water quality in watersheds near Waco gets some fine-tuning in its first year.
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When It Rains, It Drains

With the state storm water program fully implemented, the TCEQ oversees the issuance of thousands of permits each year. The permits are required for industrial, construction, and municipal activities having the potential to affect water quality.
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No Waste Here!

The TCEQ has prepared instructional materials for groups wanting to mark their community storm drains to keep them free of debris.
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