EPA Science Inventory

DELIVERING TIMELY AIR QUALITY, TRAFFIC, AND WEATHER INFORMATION TO YOUR COMMUNITY/THE PASO DEL NORTE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROJECT

Citation:

ERG, Inc. DELIVERING TIMELY AIR QUALITY, TRAFFIC, AND WEATHER INFORMATION TO YOUR COMMUNITY/THE PASO DEL NORTE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROJECT. EPA/625/R-02/013, 2002.

Description:

EPA has developed a technology transfer handbook for the EMPACT Paso del Norte Project. The EMPACT Paso del Norte Environmental Monitoring Project is a mobile vehicle emissions project that involves the international community of El Paso, TX; Sundland Park, NM; and Juarez, Mexico. This project has transferability to the entire US-Mexico border region and the OzoneMap has transferability to any air project that monitors and reports ozone data. This project is building a regional clearinghouse for realtime air quality (O3, CO, SO2, PH10, PM2.5), traffic and transit data and has potential for tansfer to other regional areas. They are combining the air data with live-action traffic on the TX freeways and four international bridges to create a predictive model for air quality based on traffic volume. They also aim to help the public make the connection between driving and air quality and offer alternatives that will benefit them (i.e., shorter commute) and the airshed. They also intend to put transit route maps and transit path finding on the web site. Communication and outreach is quite extensive, with a K-12 educational campaign and use of radio and TV news stations (in Mexico as well). A technology transfer handbook has been prepared outlining the steps needed by a new community to adapt/adopt the essential components of the Paso del Norte Project to their community

Purpose/Objective:

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DELIVERING TIMELY AIR QUALITY, TRAFFIC, AND WEATHER INFORMATION TO YOUR COMMUNITY/THE PASO DEL NORTE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROJECT

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER)
Start Date: 06/01/2003
Completion Date: 06/01/2003
Record Last Revised: 08/22/2011
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 64237

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SUPPORT DIVISION

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER BRANCH