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Air Quality Commitee

On March 9, 2010, Fort Worth City Council adopted Resolution 3866-03-2010 appointing a committee to look at air quality issues and make a recommendation to Council on the qualifications of proposed companies and a scope of work for an air emission study.

This page will provide updates related to meeting agendas, minutes, presentations and other material.

ERG Inc. to conduct independent air quality study

Eastern Research Group Inc. (ERG) has been selected to conduct a comprehensive air quality assessment for the City of Fort Worth. The independent study will define what, if any, air quality impacts exist as a result of gas drilling operations in Fort Worth.

ERG’s analysis may prove to be the cornerstone assessment of gas well impacts to air quality in North Texas and serve as the foundation of all future scientific evaluations of Barnett Shale air quality.

Sampling is anticipated to begin in August and will continue through late November. All data and a comprehensive evaluation of the air quality impacts will be released as part of the final report, which is expected to be presented to the City Council and the public in March 2011.

ERG, a nationally recognized expert in the evaluation of environmental conditions — especially air quality impacts — was recommended by the City’s Air Quality Committee. Council established the committee in March and tasked it to identify the study objectives, evaluate the qualifications of interested consultants, review the scope of work with candidate consultants and recommend a consultant and study framework to the City Council.

The work plan, sampling plan, Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and other documents will be posted on this web page as they are finalized.

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Submit your feedback by email to airqualitystudy@fortworthtexas.gov, or by mail to:

Air Quality Study
c/o April Lawler, Planning and Development Gas Well Division
200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102.