Sac Metro Air District, in collaboration with the South
Sacramento/Florin Steering Committee, has developed and is implementing a Community Air
Monitoring Plan (CAMP)
to collect local air pollution data to help address community air pollution concerns. The CAMP outlined a
three phase approach using increasingly more accurate equipment to
gather detailed data that will help understand the community's
existing levels of pollution. This air monitoring data will help inform which strategies are chosen to reduce air pollution and exposure in the community.
Date range of monitoring: August 2020 – Present
In August 2020, the District deployed more advanced monitoring equipment to collect detailed air quality information and determine in which area the mobile laboratory should be sited. These sites measures black carbon, toxic metals, and toxic gases (also called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs). A map of the Phase 2 monitor locations is available (here).
Black carbon is measured hourly while toxic metals and VOCs are 24 hour samples, measured every six (6) days. Samples collected are sent to an air quality laboratory to determine the concentrations of specific pollutants. Phase 2 monitoring will end November 2021. Data is posted after it has been validated and processed.
Toxic Gases (VOCs)
Sample lab report with guide on how to read the data
Laboratory analysis documents
zip (08/2020-02/2021)Updated as of 07/20/2021
zip (08/2020-02/2021)Updated as of 07/16/2021
Raw air quality data
xlsx (08/2020-02/20201)Updated as of 07/21/2021
xlsx (08/2020-02/2021)Updated as of 07/20/2021
xlsx (08/2020-02/2021)Updated as of 07/16/2021
Date range of monitoring data: Has Not Started
The mobile laboratory will use professional-grade air monitoring equipment to collect data to determine what type of air pollution sources are impacting the community. The Phase 3
monitor location will remain at that location for at
least 6 months. Air quality data will be posted here once this phase
starts collecting data.
You may also provide feedback and ask questions about Community Air Monitoring by emailing