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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 June 2022

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 21-22, all 4 actions and 11 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 Two Work Plan

COMPLETE: 2 Milestones

 

AQ2: Partner with nonprofits and schools to develop and implement non-regulatory monitors in neighborhoods

  • Work with TNC, TAMU and Texas Trees Foundation to implement public health interventions based on neighborhood monitor data; complete project data analyses and reporting

 

AQ4: Ensure new industries are an appropriate distance away from neighborhoods

  • Incorporate environmental justice into authorized hearing process