Air Quality Challenges In South Central Texas. Issues and Demand to Infrastructure in the Eagle Ford Region Eagle Ford Consortium Peter Bella, Natural Resources Director Alamo Area Council of Governments April 22, 2014. The Alamo Area Council of Governments
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South Central Texas
Issues and Demand to Infrastructure in the Eagle Ford Region
Eagle Ford Consortium
Peter Bella, Natural Resources Director
Alamo Area Council of Governments
April 22, 2014
Regional Data Center
Regional Data Center
2008 8-hr. av. O3 National Ambient Air Quality Standard:
To attain this standard, the 3-year average of the fourth-highest daily maximum
8-hour average ozone concentrations measured at each monitor within an area over
each year must not exceed 75 ppb (parts per billion).
* As of April 22, 2014, TCEQ
The 3-year average described above is the single critical measure of compliance.
Ozone Season: April 1 – October 31. Calendar year data required for compliance.
Most Current (1/29/2014) Timeline
Will there be a New Ozone Standard?
Implies that 2014-2016 will be the
years of record for ozone compliance
“NOx Limited” => to reduce ozone, we need to reduce NOx
The Houston urban plume was observed through 163 miles of transport.
Image courtesy of the Capital
Area Council of Governments
NOAA, Feb. 26, 2010. “Realtime Environmental Applications and Display sYstem (READY)”.
Available online: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready.html. Accessed 01/12/12.
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Chesapeake, Holt CAT,
Texas A&M / Institute of
Resources, Alpha Terra,
Energy Transfer, South
Texas Energy & Economic
Shell Exp. & Prod.,
Oversight of Process
Final Agreement &
Work with EPA, TCEQ
of relative reductions in
ozone precursors, impacts
Business and Industry
Of Cost, Feasibility
Receive Public Comments
Modeling: 2006 base case
Default TCEQ files
AACOG local EI updates
Next: 2012, 2018 forecasts
Eagle Ford EI late summer
Eagle Ford Improvements
Air Improvement Resources (AIR) Executive Committee
Next Meeting: 8:30 AM, April 23, 2014: AACOG, 8700 Tesoro Dr., 78217
Message in 2013: Available Resources May Limit Scope
AACOG will seek partners in effort
Strategic Plan: introduced Oct. 23, 2013, approved Jan. 22, 2014
Camp Bullis C58
SA Northwest C23
Calaveras Lake C59
221 Tons Per Day
205 Tons Per Day
186 Tons Per Day
142 Tons Per Day
Point sources: power generation, cement, manufacturing