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Photochemical Modeling Technical Committee - Description

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Understanding where pollutants come from, where they are going, and what they do while they are here is very helpful when you want to get rid of them. TheTexas Commission on Environmental Qualaity (TCEQ) uses computer models to help understand ozone in our region and to help develop ways to reduce ozone as part of keeping the State Implementation Plan (SIP) on track.

The Photochemical Modeling Technical Committee meets during the SIP Midcourse Review, if substantive modeling activities are underway that warrant discussion. The Committee meets for presentation and discussion of data, model results, process concerns, and other modeling technical issues relative to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) SIP in a forum that includes public participation.

FWTACEQ modeling efforts simulate photochemical reactions and meteorological conditions that contribute to the development of ground-level ozone pollution. By estimating future air quality under different conditions, such as with and without proposed pollution control measures and with variations in urban growth, the photochemical model is the best method to determine what controls will work best in the DFW SIP.

Learn more about how modeling is used to help with the SIP at the TCEQ Air Quality Modeling web pages.

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