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Anti-Idling LogoTen counties in North Central Texas currently violate the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone. To meet these standards, the region must address major contributing factors to emissions from vehicles. The region’s goal is to come into compliance for ozone as early as possible to ensure the greatest quality of life for all residents in the area.

As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 1997 8-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP), NCTCOG is committed to encouraging the adoption and enforcement of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) State Idling Rule.  As of May 2014, 25 cities and 4 counties in the North Central Texas nonattainment area have committed to implementing this initiative.

In addition, as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Ozone Advance Program, the City of Granbury in Hood County, which is nearing nonattainment for ozone, signed on to this initiative in 2013.
This was done as part of their Path Forward, which outlines efforts the County commits to pursue to stay in attainment of the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard.

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Local Government Participation in North Central Texas

City of Arlington City of Fort Worth City of Mesquite Collin County
City of Benbrook City of Granbury City of North Richland Hills Dallas County
City of Cedar Hill City of Hurst City of Pecan Hill Kaufman County
City of Celina City of Keene City of Richardson Tarrant County
City of Colleyville City of Lake Worth City of Rowlett  
City of Dallas City of Lancaster City of University Park  
City of Denton NEW! Town of Little Elm

City of Venus


City of Duncanville

City of Mabank Town of Westlake  
City of Euless City of McKinney    

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For more information on Locally Enforced Idling Restrictions, please email

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