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GOAL 8:

ALL DALLAS' COMMUNITIES BREATHE CLEAN AIR

Targets

MEET GROUND LEVEL OZONE ATTAINMENT STANDARD AS DESIGNATED BY NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (NAAQS) BY 2030 AND MAINTAIN STATUS THROUGH 2050.

 

MAINTAIN ATTAINMENT STATUS AS DESIGNATED BY NAAQS FOR LEAD, CARBON MONOXIDE, NITROGEN DIOXIDE, PARTICULATE MATTER (PM10), PARTICULATE MATTER (PM2.5) AND SULFUR DIOXIDE THROUGH 2050.

 Q3 Progress

Reported July 2023

While air quality in Dallas is generally improving, in north Texas, 10 counties including Dallas do not consistently meet the 2008 Federal Air quality criteria for ground level ozone; nine counties consistently do not meet the 2015 federal ozone standard. This is also an area with significant community concern. As of the start of FY 22-23, all 4 actions and 13 milestones under this category have been activated, with several actions that are ongoing from the FY 20-21 Work Plan. Work will continue under the following City departments:

  • Environmental Quality & Sustainability

  • Planning & Urban Design

Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.

Year Three Work Plan

COMPLETE: 2 Milestones
AQ2: Partner with nonprofits and schools to develop and implement non-regulatory monitors in neighborhoods.
  • Implement Community outreach and engagement in Racial Equity Opportunity Zones to attain community concerns and ideas concerning local air quality monitoring
AQ4: Ensure new industries are an appropriate distance away from neighborhoods.
  • Work with OEI and ODA to develop a Dallas-Specific Environmental Justice tool; train City Staff in the use of this tool so that there is a good understanding of potential EJ impacts associated with City operations and practices (including batchplant locations supporting City construction)
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