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Valley Air AB 617
San Joaquin Valley
Community Engagement and Protection

Community Air Monitoring

Various air monitoring platforms and resources will be needed to address the upcoming air monitoring requirements for community monitoring. Given the large number of communities in the San Joaquin Valley that may be candidates for monitoring under AB 617 mandates, the District is developing an air monitoring approach that will strive to meet the following goals:

  • Expanded capacity at lower cost: Provide a broad range of monitoring capabilities for multiple air pollutants without having to spend large sums of dollars in building traditional stationary air monitoring stations and platforms
  • Scalable: Provide flexibility to customize the air monitoring instrumentation based on the community monitoring needs identified for the selected location, including number of pollutants being monitored, monitoring duration, and measurement methodologies
  • Portable: Provide mobility ranging from allowing movements from one community to another or movements within a community as needed
  • Rapid deployment: Allow for rapid assembly and deployment of air monitoring assets that will require less support infrastructure than traditional stationary air monitoring stations

As the community steering committees are established for the selected communities, the feedback received from these community groups will assist the District in developing its air monitoring plans.

For assistance or if you have any questions, please contact our central office: (559) 230-6000