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Main Title Air monitoring strategy for state implementation plans /
CORP Author Standing Air Monitoring Work Group.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-450/2-77-010
Stock Number PB-274 014
OCLC Number 04889388
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--States ; Air--Pollution--US states
Additional Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--States ; Management planning ; Reviews ; Monitoring ; Quality assurance ; Sources ; Forecasting ; Mathematical models ; Monitors ; Quality control ; Air pollution sampling ; Air quality ; Standing Air Monitoring Work Group ; Point sources ; Implementation air pollution planning
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-2-77-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/15/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/2-77-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/17/1997
ERAD  EPA 450/2-77-010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/23/2013
ESAD  EPA 450-2-77-010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/12/2018
NTIS  PB-274 014 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 246 pages in various pagings ; 28 cm.
This document describes the air monitoring strategy for State implementation plans developed by the Standing Air Monitoring Work Group (SAMWG). It presents a summary of their review and evaluation of current air monitoring activities. A discussion of SAMWG's findings and their resulting air monitoring strategy for State implementation plan monitoring is described. The major topics discussed in the strategy are: (1) Ambient monitoring, (2) Source monitoring, (3) Future monitoring for non-criteria pollutants, (4) Quality assurance activities for ambient and source monitoring, (5) Analysis and interpretation of air quality information, (6) Anticipated impact of the strategy, and (7) Implementation of the strategy. It was anticipated that the resources associated with air monitoring activities would not change substantially in the near future. Thus the strategy recommends a reallocation of the local monitoring resources so that the overall result will be a more cost-effective monitoring program. A phased implementation approach is also suggested in order to minimize the resource impact of the recommendations in any one year. However, the strategy emphasizes that even with a phased approach, implementation of the recommendations will require more resources, especially for expanded quality assurance programs and the purchase of new instruments to replace obsolete or unacceptable analyzers.