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voluntary ozone control programs -Reply

The state of Texas has "Ozone Action Days"; On these days, when
weather conditions are favorable for the formation of Ozone, the
weather services recommend, through the media, that the public refrain
from activities which may lead to ozone formation.  Examples include,
reducing vehicle trips, car pooling, riding the bus and avoiding running
gasoline engines.  Other actions include refraining from mowing the
lawn, and waiting until after 6:00 p.m. to get gas.   

Local communities get very involved and creative.  I have seen signs
which read "Honey I can't mow the lawn!  It's an Ozone action day!"
Some local transportation systems offer free bus rides on these days.  

For more information you can contact Ron Wells, TNRCC Office of Air
Quality - 512/239- 1804.

Thomas Vinson, Engineering Specialist
Industrial Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
MC-112, PO BOX 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087