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CECAP DASHBOARD
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.

 Quarter 3 Progress

Reported July 2021

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. In FY 20-21, we will be working on 10 milestones under the four actions from this sector. These actions include implementing both regulatory and non-regulatory monitors, along with expansion of existing programs and efforts. Departments working towards these efforts include the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, Transportation, Planning & Urban Design, and Sustainable Development & Construction.

View the full Year One Work Plan here.

COMPLETE: 7

AQ1: Work with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to install additional air quality monitoring stations across the city.

  1. Work with TCEQ to identify location for installation of a new monitoring station

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

  1. Work with The Nature Conservancy and Texas Trees Foundation to site and install non-regulatory monitors in neighborhoods based upon public health and other data

  2. Select locations in coordination with stakeholders

AQ3: Continue to support and expand on the Air North Texas campaign to raise public awareness and improve air quality.

  1. Continue to support Air North Texas Campaign

  2. Expand on Air North Texas Campaign

  3. Tailor communication to suit needs of different communities

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

  1. Develop a map of environmental data and known environmentally impacted parcels by performing analysis of residential and industrial properties, highlighting Racially and Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (RECAP)

IN PROGRESS: 3

AQ1: Work with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to install additional air quality monitoring stations across the city.

  1. Install new monitoring station at Dallas Pilgrim Drive as approved by TCEQ in FY 19-20

  2. Continue to make data available to the public

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

  1. Use resulting neighborhood level data to track progress for air quality improvement