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Source: U.S. National Climatic Data Center, 2018 Local Climatological Data Annual Summary.
The Austin region has a history of proactive air quality initiatives. The five-county region has successfully completed voluntary air quality improvement initiatives to address the 8-hour ozone standard. Through these initiatives, the region implemented emission reduction measures sufficient to keep the region in compliance of federal ozone standards despite a growth rate that far exceeds the national average.
The region is participating in the EPA's Ozone Advance Program including the Action Plan to keep Central Texas' air clean. This is the next generation of proactive, voluntary air quality initiatives, designed to the region in attainment of current and future ozone standards.
Since 1993, the CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas (CAF), a coalition of business, government, environmental and community leaders, has coordinated public awareness and education campaigns. CAF outreach has provided a solid base of public understanding of air quality issues in the Austin region.