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8-03 FLEX MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

This report fulfills the annual reporting requirements of the 8 Hour O3FLEX Memorandum of Agreement approved on October 23, 2007 for the Corpus Christi Air Shed. This report includes the required annual assessment of ozone monitoring data and analysis for the period of August 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012; the effectiveness of voluntary or mandatory control measures in conjunction with improved technical understanding of the ozone problem during the period of August 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012; recommended mid-course corrections to action plan; and, latest information on implementation of control measures.


Airshed


Nueces and San Patricio Counties are considerd the urban airshed.

Two adjoining counties, Nueces County and San Patricio County in Texas, contain a large urbanized area with a number of industrial point sources of air emissions and a growing concentration of mobile sources. The two counties are home to the nation's fifth busiest deep-water port, a large industrial and petrochemical complex, a major military base, and a network of highways including the Interstate Highway System that facilitates commerce and a thriving tourism industry. Nueces County and San Patricio County are considered an urban airshed (the Corpus Christi Urban Airshed) in which air emissions from sources in both counties interact to influence the level of ambient air pollution in the community. Control of ambient air quality requires a strategy that considers sources of air emissions in both counties.

The preparation of this report has been financed in part through grant[s] from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, under the State Planning and Research Program, Section 505 [or Metropolitan Planning Program, Section 104(f)] of Title 23, U.S. Code. The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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AIR QUALITY GROUP

Contact Christina Ciseros, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, Director of Air Quality Programs at 361.825.3070 or email, if you have any questions regarding this study.


PUBLIC RESOURCES

Federal, state and local entities web sites responsible for environmental issues.

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