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TCEQ recommends Travis be added to ozone non-attainment list
Thursday, December 11, 2008 by Austin Monitor
The Executive Director of the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality recommended Wednesday that Travis County, among others, be added to the list of counties in Texas that are in non-attainment of federal standards for ozone. The three-member Commission adopted the director’s recommendations.
Information on the actions was released by the TCEQ late Wednesday.
Notable in the recommendation was the exclusion of
Other new counties added to the list include Bexar (
The recommendation adopted by the commission includes 27 counties, including the six counties that have not previously been designated non-attainment for the ozone standard.
TCEQ will provide the Governor with its recommendation for his submission to EPA. The Governor is required to submit his recommendation to EPA no later than March 12, 2009. The EPA will finalize the designations no later than March 2010.
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