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Bi-State Region Air Quality Task Force - Bi-State Regional Commission

The Task Force was established to help reduce emissions produced by transportation, industry, business and residential sources. Bi-State staffs the Task Force is an advisory group to Bi-State Regional Commission’s delegated transportation authorities.  The Task Force meets bimonthly to monitor and look for opportunities for voluntary emission reduction coordination and public education.

Formation & Composition

  • Subcommittee of Quad Cities Urban and Region 9 Transportation Policy Committee
  • Formed in Fall 1998
  • Composed of:
  • Local City Engineers/Public Works Officials/Transit
  • Chambers of Commerce Representatives
  • Quad City Development Group Staff
  • Representatives of Major Industries
  • State Agencies' Staff - IADNR, ILEPA, DOTs, IDED, DCEO
  • Interstate RC&D Council and QCCA
  • Education Representatives
  • Interested Citizens

Mission (Approved 8/10/07)

  • To maintain attainment for National Ambient Air Quality Standards through voluntary emission reduction measures;
  • To provide for communication between public and private entities on these voluntary emission reduction measures by sharing experiences and knowledge; and
  • To support individual and group voluntary measures/activities such as public education, and mobile/stationary source reduction initiatives.
  • "Aware of Air" Brochure - 255,000 printed
  • "Aware of Air" Website
  • Alternatives Fuels Workshop - Fall ‘99
  • Consumer Awareness Survey - Spring/Fall ‘99
  • "It all adds up to cleaner air" Newspaper ads - July/August '01
  • Ozone Flex Program letter of intent - December '01
  • Midwest Transportation Planning Conference (Air Quality Session) - May ‘01
  • National Conference on Ozone Action Programs-December ‘99
  • Bi-State Region Air Quality Task Force - Ongoing
  • Teacher Training Workshop - Fall ‘00
  • Transportation Policy Committee, Green Fleets - June ‘01
  • Travel Demand Management Info. for Major Employers -May ‘00
  • Voluntary Ozone Consortium by USEPA VII - Ongoing
  • “Aware of Air” Speakers Bureau Initiated – Spring 2003
  • Voluntary Ozone Reduction Measures Fact Sheet (10,000) and Summary (2,500) – April 2005
  • Business/Government Emission Reduction Outreach – May/December 2004
  • Multi-media Emission Reduction Campaigns – 2003/2004
  • “It all adds up to cleaner air” Spotlighted Community – August 2000
  • Transit Marketing and Emissions Reduction Campaigns 2005-2006, 2007-2008
  • Bi-State Clean Air Partnership Campaign 2009-2011, includes Fall 2009 Air Quality Summit
  • Making Air Quality Visible Strategic Planning Effort 2010-2011

Status

  • 2007-2010 Ozone Design Value at 63 ppb in Iowa QC (3-year average of 4th highest value)
  • 2007-2010 PM2.5 Design Value at 33 ug/m3 in Iowa QC (3-year average of 98th percentile)
  • 2009-2011 Ozone Design Value at 65 ppb in Iowa QC (3-year average of 4th highest value) and 56 ppb in Illinois QC
  • 2009-2011 PM2.5 Design Value at 31 ug/m3 in Iowa QC (3-year average of 98th percentile), 35 ug/m3 in Muscatine and 22 ug/m3 in Illinois QC