The writing project for this week, the AirCheck Texas Case Study,
incorporates many of the topics we have learned this semester:
business letter formatting
citing to regulations
This week you are taking on the role of a county employee responsible
for a state program called AirCheck Texas. The writing project requires
you to review an application for this program and explain to the
applicant why he is not eligible.
You will have to review his application, other background information,
and the relevant regulations. Then you will write a formal business
letter that explains why the individual application is being denied.
You may need to review your notes on citing regulations. This week we
are going to talk about the program generally so that this task does not
feel too overwhelming.
AirCheck Texas AKA Drive a Clean Machine is a program administered by
the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that seeks to improve air
quality by providing some drivers of older vehicles with money to trade
in their vehicle for a newer one. The program also provides money toward
The program is available only in several counties in Texas that have
elevated levels of air pollution.
Our focus is on the emission repair program.
Individuals who own cars that have failed an emission test performed
during their annual vehicle inspection may be eligible for assistance
for emission repairs.