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Main Title Visibility monitoring guidance
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Emissions, Monitoring, and Analysis Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-454/R-99-003
Stock Number PB99-162463
OCLC Number 41971517
Subjects Visibility--Measurement ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Meteorological optics--United States
Additional Subjects Visibility ; Air pollution monitoring ; Guidance ; Optical measurement ; Light scattering ; Optical properties ; Haze ; Extinction ; Ambient air quality ; Relative humidity ; Aerosols ; Nephelometers ; Photographic analysis ; Regulations ; Clean Air Act ; Data collection ; Data analysis ; Data quality ; Quality assurance
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-454/R-99-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/08/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 454-R-99-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 454/R-99-003 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/03/1999
ESAD  EPA 454-R-99-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/30/1999
NTIS  PB99-162463 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, (various pagings) : ill. ; 28cm.
The purpose of this Visibilty Monitoring Guidance Document is to provide a written reference for organizations conducting monitoring of visibility and particulate matter for regulatory, planning, or research purposes. Possible users include the government sector (Federal, State, regional, local, and Tribal air quality agencies), industry, consulting firms, academia, or nonprofit organizations. The information in this document includes: background on the visibility protection requirements of the Clean Air Act and related regulations; a summary of visibility monitoring goals and objectives set forth in the Clean Air Act and related EPA regulations; considerations and recommendations for developing effective visibility monitoring sites, and networks, particularly for implementation of the monitoring requirements for the PM-2.5 and regional haze regulatory programs. These considerations and recommendations address visibility definitions and theory, monitoring goals and objectives, data quality objectives, monitoring methods, data archive and data applications, and network design; and descriptions of current visibility measurement methods and monitoring protocols, particularly those used under the Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) program.
"June 1999." "EPA-454/R-99-003." Includes bibliographical references.