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Air Quality Research

Projects and programs designed to improve the state of air quality science and policy.

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Field Studies on Air Quality
Comprehensive research initiatives for a better understanding of the causes of air pollution.

Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) Program
Information relating to the TxLED program, approved alternative diesel fuel formulations, producer/importer registration forms, quarterly reporting forms, alternative emission reduction plan (AERP) forms, and regulatory guidance. The TxLED Program is implemented to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered motor vehicles and non-road equipment.

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Air Quality Research and Contract Projects
Projects to advance air quality modeling and research under contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Aircraft-Based Monitoring
The TCEQ uses contracted aircraft to conduct air-quality sampling missions within and near Texas.

Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study
HEATS is one of the largest studies on air toxics ever undertaken in Houston, and was designed to help us better understand how toxics that people breathe compare to toxics measured at stationary air monitors.

Remote Sensing VOC Project
A research project of the Texas Air Quality Field Study to identify emission sources of volatile organic compounds that may have gone unreported or under-reported in the TCEQ's emissions inventory.

Stakeholder Group: Flare Task Force
The Flare Task Force seeks stakeholder input on issues related to all aspects of flares.

Study: Air Pollutant Concentrations Near Texas Roadways
The Air Pollution Concentrations Near Texas Roadways Study will determine pollutant concentrations near Texas roadways, if those concentrations decrease with distance from Texas roadways, and if the rate at which they decrease is different depending on roadway type.

TexAQS II Field Study
Background and History of TexAQS Field Studies

Texas Air Quality Research Program
The University of Texas at Austin administers the Texas Air Quality Research Program (AQRP) that supports scientific research related to Texas air quality, in the areas of emissions inventory development, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology and air quality modeling. Research topics are identified and prioritized by an Independent Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC). Projects to be funded by the AQRP are selected from the list of ITAC recommended projects by the TCEQ and an Advisory Council. AQRP has projects and reports that have helped advance the leading edge of the science for air quality regulation and implementation in Texas.