Proposed Bexar County 2015 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Moderate Nonattainment Area Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) SIP Revision

The commission approved proposal of the Bexar County 2015 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard Moderate Nonattainment Area RACT SIP Revision. The proposed SIP revision would include a RACT analysis to address federal Clean Air Act RACT requirements for the moderate classification. The proposed SIP revision also incorporates the proposed revisions to 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 115, Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds and 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 117, Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds. The public comment period will open on December 1, 2023 and close on January 16, 2024. A public hearing will be held for the proposed SIP revision on January 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alamo Area Council of Governments board room, located at 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas. More information can be found here.

Proposed Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) Severe Areas Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision for the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone NAAQS

The commission approved proposal of the DFW and HGB Severe Areas RFP SIP Revision for the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone NAAQS. The proposed SIP revision would include an analysis of RFP toward attainment of the 2008 eight-hour ozone NAAQS, RFP motor vehicle emissions budgets for the 2023 analysis year and 2026 attainment year, vehicle miles traveled growth offset requirement, and an RFP contingency plan. The proposed SIP revision also incorporates the proposed revisions to 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 115, Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic CompoundsThe public comment period will open on December 1, 2023 and close on January 16, 2024. Two public hearings will be held for the proposed RFP SIP revision. The first will be held on January 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Lane #100, Houston, Texas. The second will be held January 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm at the Arlington City Council Chambers, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, Texas. More information can be found here.

Proposed Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Severe Area Attainment Demonstration (AD) SIP Revision for the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone NAAQS

The commission approved proposal of the executive director’s recommended DFW Severe Area AD SIP Revision for the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone NAAQS. The proposed SIP revision would include a photochemical modeling analysis, a weight of evidence analysis, a reasonably available control technology analysis, a reasonably available control measures analysis, motor vehicle emissions budgets for 2026, and a contingency plan. The proposed SIP revision also incorporates the proposed revisions to 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 115, Control of Air Pollution from Volatile Organic Compounds and 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 117, Control of Air Pollution from Nitrogen Compounds. The public comment period will open on December 1, 2023 and close on January 16, 2024. A public hearing will be held for the proposed SIP revision on January 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arlington City Council Chambers, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, Texas. More information can be found here.