Engine Off North Texas
Ten 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
For more information on Locally Enforced Idling Restrictions, please email