Air & Water Quality
TCEQ Summary of Air Quality Monitoring and Q&A with Representative Lon Burnam
Summary of Mobile Monitoring Activities relating to the Barnett Shale
The TCEQ is in the process of studying the emissions from gas production and their impacts in the Barnett Shale area (Attachment 1). In an effort to gather information, the Mobile Monitoring Team has conducted two trips to monitor emissions in this area. Phase I of the study was conducted August 26-27 and Phase II occurred October 9-16, 2009. These trips included surveying the area using infrared (IR) imagery, total vapor analyzers (TVA), hydrogen sulfide monitors, monitoring for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and collecting volatile organic compound (VOC) samples. Over sixty locations were monitored in the five county area of Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Denton and Johnson Counties (Attachment 2).