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Resolutions

2016


Resolution

  Resolution Encouraging the State Legislature to Continue for Air Quality Funding for SA Area 

Date Approved: May 25, 2016


AACOG AIR Executive Committee and CAPCOG Clean Air Coalition on the 2015 Ozone NAAQS   (Joint)


 Date Approved: April 29, 2016


Support of Clean Power Plan

Date Approved: March 23, 2016


Support of CPS Energy's Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan 2 (STEP 2)

Date Approved: January 27, 2016

2015

 Resolution

Support of Federal Legislation Enabling Early Action Compacts

Date Approved: December 9, 2015


Support of a Regional Strategic Plan

Date Approved: September 13, 2015


Comments on the Proposed Ozone Standard

Date Approved: January 28, 2015


2011

Resolution

Full Rider Funding

Date Approved: March 2, 2011


2010

Resolution

Final Comments to EPA Proposed Revisions

Date Approved: March 3, 2010


2007

Resolution

Resolution to EPA on Ozone Revision

Date Approved: August 22, 2007


2006

Resolution

Priorities for the 80th State Legislature

Date Approved: December 13, 2006

Proposed Amendment to FY 2014-2015 TCEQ/AACOG Proposed Grant Activities approved on April 23, 2014 addressed to Richard A. Hyde, Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and requesting consideration and approval of the attached work plan for FY 2014-2015 air quality planning activities by the Natural Resources department of the Alamo Area Council of Governments: Proposal

Request from the AIR Executive Committee to Bryan Shaw, Chairman, TCEQ dated October 26, 2011, to petition the state of Texas to update data supplied by Governor Perry in 2009. The federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that, following promulgation of a new or revised national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), each Governor of each State submit recommendations to EPA of counties in their state showing exceedances of the new or revised standard, and to do so on a timeline given in the CAA. Following the promulgation of the 2008 8-hour average ground-level ozone NAAQS, Governor Perry provided a recommendation dated March 10, 2009 to the EPA listing Bexar County for designation of nonattainment, based on 2005-2007 data. Following delays in the nonattainment designations for several years, the October 26, 2011 request from the AIR Executive Committee petitioned for use of more recent data. On October 31, 2011, Governor Perry submitted a fresh recommendation set, based on 2008-2011 data. Bexar County showed attainment of the 2008 ozone standard in this data set: Request

Resolution approved on March 2, 2011 addressed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requesting full Rider funding by the state for the critical air quality planning services provided to the Alamo Area Council of Governments through the ongoing legislative process: Resolution

Resolution approved on March 3, 2010 to provide the EPA with comments on the level of the 8-hour ozone standard, including 1. The San Antonio region does not agree with lowering the 8-hour average ozone standard from the current level without balancing credit acknowledging transport into our airshed; 2. The primary and the secondary ozone standard should remain the same standard; 3. Permitting rules need to require an evaluation of ozone impacts using photochemical grid modeling. Permits should be modified or denied if adverse health impacts or violations of the NAAQS will occur as a result of permit action; 4. Timetables for attainment unduly disadvantage some downwind areas. There are areas upwind of the San Antonio region which are currently in nonattainment of ozone standards, and which may not reach attainment for years to come. Since transport can have an important impact on ozone levels in the San Antonio region, transport from nonattainment elsewhere is likely to delay attainment locally as well; and 5. The Air Improvement Resources Committee requests that the Federal government provide the funds to conduct a fully independent, impartial and objective epidemiological study to ascertain the effects, if any, of the region’s air quality on the health of its citizens and visitors: Resolution

Request that TCEQ provide data quality assurance procedure expedited to allow application of calendar year 2009 data to provide a 2007-2009 design value. This request, dated January 27, 2010, was forwarded to Executive Director Mark R. Vickery of TCEQ following final approval by the AIR Committee: Request

Request that TCEQ provide data quality assurance procedure expedited to allow application of calendar year 2009 data to provide a 2007-2009 design value. This request, dated January 4, 2010, was forwarded to Executive Director Mark R. Vickery of TCEQ on an expedited basis prior to final approval by the AIR Committee: Request

Resolution of Priorities for the 81st State Legislature, approved December 10, 2008 including 1. Support for Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP); 2. Support for Rider 8 funding in the TCEQ’s LAR at current funding levels; 3. Evaluate downwind air quality impacts in the state air permitting process; and 4. Support for Section 105 funding to the City of San Antonio: Resolution

Resolution approved on August 22, 2007 to provide the EPA with comments regarding the revisions to the 1997 Federal 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency including that 1. The San Antonio region does not agree with lowering of the standard from its current level of 0.08 parts per million; 2. The San Antonio region recommends that EPA retains a measurement standard rounded to the nearest hundredth part per million measurement of ozone; and 3. The primary and the secondary ozone standard should remain the same standard: Resolution

Resolution of Priorities for the 80th State Legislature approved on December 13, 2006 including requests to 1. Allocate all funds collected for the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) program to that program and include availability of these funds in relevant state clean air plans, including plans and proportionate funding for the San Antonio region; 2. Assure the Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the 2008-09 biennium, including a request for $5,075,000 for air quality planning activities to reduce ozone in the state’s near nonattainment and Early Action Compact areas as reflected in Rider 8 of the current appropriations act, and; 3. Require a photochemical modeling air quality impact analysis relevant to downwind areas as part of the TCEQ's air permit application evaluation process, and require balancing mitigation measures to ensure no adverse air quality impacts to the State or to the San Antonio regional air quality attainment goals: Resolution