CONTACT: Michelle Vigil Office: (210)207-8172
SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2019) – Air quality is a significant priority for the City of San Antonio as it has an impact on our community’s public health and economic prosperity. Ground-level ozone can damage our health, and can aggravate allergies, asthma symptoms, and lung disease. Bexar County was designated as marginal nonattainment for ground-level ozone by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on September 24th, 2018. In order to achieve attainment status, Bexar County must lower ground-level ozone to 70 ppb or lower by December 2020. If the ozone standard is not met, the EPA will require additional regulations for businesses that plan to expand or are potentially relocating to the local area. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) developed an Ozone Attainment Master Plan to establish a strategic and technical review of current local ozone levels and provide recommendations. The Ozone Attainment Master Plan is voluntary.
Metro Health invites the public to attend a meeting at the Central Library, located at 600 Soledad St. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. to learn more about and provide input on the Ozone Attainment Master Plan.
San Antonio can achieve ground-level ozone attainment status through the voluntary actions of businesses, organizations and residents in Bexar County. With the community’s participation, San Antonio can improve its air quality.
For more information, please contact Ricardo Ambriz at 210-207-8580 or Ricardo.Ambriz@sanantonio.gov