What is an Ozone Action Day?
Some days are more prone to high ozone levels than others, especially summer days when temperatures climb above 90 degrees and the winds are less than 10 miles per hour. When a high ozone level is predicted, an ozone advisory for the next day will be issued to businesses, industry, governmental and media organizations. They, in turn, will then notify their employees and the public that the atmospheric conditions are conducive to the formation of high levels of ozone. On days when ozone advisories are issued, everyone will be asked to take certain actions to reduce emissions. These voluntary actions will help maintain our air quality. The Northeast Texas Air Care Association (NETAC) and local governments are coordinating efforts for public outreach through fax notifications, ozone flag program and a speakers bureau.