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Corpus Christi Ozone Near Nonattainment Area
This page introduces Corpus Christi’s air quality challenges, air quality plan, and control strategies. It also contains links to rules, agreements, SIP revisions, and other documents that relate to the Corpus Christi area.
Counties: San Patricio, Nueces
Attainment Deadline: N/A
Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Designation: Attainment, April 30, 2004
(69 FR 23858)
Emissions Inventory: N/A
Fact Sheet: N/A
Voluntary controls have helped the Corpus Christi area remain in attainment of federal ozone standards.
This area came very close to violating the one-hour ozone standard in 1995. After that close call, local authorities voluntarily took the following actions to cut ozone levels by reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs):
As a result of these controls, the area has not exceeded the one-hour ozone standard since 1995.
Local groups such as the Pollution Prevention Partnership3 Flex) Plan on September 18, 2002. O3 Flex is a voluntary local approach that encourages emission reductions to keep an area in attainment of the one-hour ozone standard, while providing the health benefits envisioned under the eight-hour ozone standard. and Texas A&M University–Kingsville are spearheading outreach and educational efforts to maintain Corpus Christi’s attainment status. The TCEQ, EPA, and local authorities signed the Ozone Flex (or O3 Flex) Plan on September 18, 2002. O3 Flex is a voluntary local approach that encourages emission reductions to keep an area in attainment of the one-hour ozone standard, while providing the health benefits envisioned under the eight-hour ozone standard.
Recent and Upcoming Activities
On April 30, 2004, the Corpus Christi area was designated in attainment of the eight-hour ozone standard.
Air Quality Plans
The links below take you to a listing of all air quality plans in Texas, including plans that pertain to the Corpus Christi area.
Air Quality Planning and Implementation Division, TCEQ
Designated Air Quality Planning Groups
Air Quality Committee of Corpus Christi