Welcome to the NTAEP home page. Our group is composed of environmental professionals from the greater Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex. Our group meets during the lunch hour on the third Wednesday of each month except for the summer months of June through August. Our meetings feature a speaker and time for networking. See below for upcoming meetings and go ahead and register if you like! We hope you can join us soon!
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North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (NTAEP)
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NTAEP Monthly Meeting - 3514 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas 75062
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is July 21, 2021
Chris Klaus with North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will be presenting "Implications of COVID-19 on Transportation & Air Quality."
The presentation provided by the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Senior Program Manager in Air Quality, Chris Klaus, will go into depth regarding the implications of COVID-19 on transportation and air quality within the region; current and historical ozone activity; air quality programs and initiatives; and next steps for the NCTCOG and the region.
The North Central Texas area consisting of 10 Counties currently violate multiple federal ozone standards. Prolonged exposure to ground level ozone causes adverse health impacts and poses a risk to the environment, wildlife, and agriculture. Failure to meet these federal ozone standards could impact transportation funding, affect jobs in the region, and cost money in lost productivity.
Chris Klaus has been on staff in the Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, since July 1994. He is a Senior Program Manager managing the department’s Air Quality Planning and Operations activities, which respond to federal air quality requirements and work towards reaching attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
Chris received his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1994, and his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003.