The City of Austin continually seeks ways to educate producers, applicators, buyers and the general public about coal tar and the coal tar ban. City of Austin staff:
Meet with applicators and producers
Host public meetings with citizens
Send regulatory and educational mail outs to producers, applicators, apartments, churches, public and private schools, rental car companies, large hardware stores, large food chains, large retailers, management companies, etc.
Publish scientific papers
Benchmark data and information with other cities
Respond to requests for information from citizens and the media
Create outreach pieces like: Ads in utility bill inserts, brochures, handouts, flyers
Installed ban signs at the two major producers in the central Texas area.