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Environmental

Corpus Christi Ozone Near Nonattainment Area

Texas Air Quality Map

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.

Report on Ozone Air Quality (PDF)
Background
History
Recent and Upcoming Activities (last updated: 5/31/2005)
Air Quality Control Measures
Air Quality Plans
Contacts

Background
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


History

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):
  • the use of less volatile gasoline from May through September;
  • the installation of vapor recovery and control systems at marine fuel transfers and loading facilities;
  • the rescheduling of uncontrolled loading activities on ozone action days until evening or until another day;
  • a pollution-prevention program that targeted small and large businesses;
  • promotion of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities Program of the U.S. Department of Energy; and
  • the promotion of reformulated gas for use in large fleets by a local refiner.
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.

Contacts

TCEQ
Carole Ransom
Air Quality Planning and Implementation Division, TCEQ
Phone: 512/239-1622
Designated Air Quality Planning Groups

Pollution Prevention Partnership
Gretchen Arnold, Program Director
E-mail: garnold@falcon.tamucc.edu
Air Quality meetings are public and held on the third Thursday of each month.

Air Quality Committee of Corpus Christi
The Air Quality Committee of Corpus Christi is composed of representatives from local industry, local government, and Texas A&M. This committee has both a policy and a technical focus on local clean air initiatives. 

 

Environmental

Area in Attainment for Federal Air Pollution Regulations

Yes

 
Ozone

yes

 
Carbon Monoxide

yes

 
Particular Matter

yes

 
Lead

yes

 
Sulfur Dioxide

yes

 
Nitrogen Dioxide

yes

 
State Instituted a One-Stop Air & Water Quality Permitting System

Texas Council on Environmental Quality

 
Average Permit Approval Time From Date of Completed Routine Application

Average Time

 
Air Permit

6 to 12 months depending on capacity

 
Water Permit  
Hazardous Waste Permit  
Nearest Licensed Hazardous Waste Disposal Site

Name of Site

City

Class

City Solid Waste Disposed

U.S. Ecology

Robstown

Class 1 Waste (Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste)

# of Licensed Hazardous Waste Haulers Serving the Area  

18

 
Landfill Location (s) Capacity Left at Current Site(s) Plans for New Capacity
Contact Information

Name of Agency

Contact Information
Air Quality

TCEQ

P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087
Water Quality

TCEQ

512-239-1000
Hazardous Waste

TCEQ

12100 Park Circle Austin, Texas 78753
Source: Texas Council Environmental Quality


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