AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) with input from air districts, including Sac Metro Air District, to identify the communities with the highest air pollution burden to develop new community-focused programs, including the deployment of community air monitoring. Community air monitoring is intended to measure localized community exposure from criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants. For the first year implementation, air districts with identified communities for community air monitoring are required to deploy monitoring systems by July 1, 2019. All data collected from community air monitoring is required to be shared with CARB and the public. The District already has a robust air monitoring network with multiple sites across the county to assess regional air quality and to demonstrate compliance with federal and state health standards for criteria pollutants. To complement our existing regulatory network, the District is exploring additional monitoring approaches and emerging technologies, such as a mobile monitoring laboratory and low-cost sensors, to provide the District with a better understanding of local concentrations of ambient air pollutions. Community air monitoring will also determine baseline emissions levels that will be used in the development of a future community emission reduction program.
The District is currently deploying air quality monitors throughout the South Sacramento - Florin community. The goal of the air monitoring is to provide real-time air quality information and awareness to the community and help determine localized air pollution impacts. Air monitoring data will help establish future community emission reduction programs that may utilize strategies, such as rules and incentives, to reduce localized emissions and minimize air pollution exposure to the community. The table below the AB 617 Community Monitoring Map lists the air monitoring sensors operated by the District.
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Bowling Green Park
4100 49th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95823
June 20, 2019
6597 46th St., Sacramento, CA 95823
Sacramento County Sheriff Service Center
7000 65th Street Ste. B, Sacramento, CA 95823
June 24, 2019
Mack Road Partnership
75 Quinta Ct., Sacramento, CA 95823
You may also provide feedback and ask questions about Community Air Monitoring by emailing CommunityAirProtectionMonitoring@airquality.org.