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The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) prepares a variety of reports on air quality monitoring performed at various sites throughout the county, including annual reports summarizing air quality data collected for a given year; reports on special air quality monitoring studies conducted for a specific purpose; long-term air quality trend analyses; and mandated reports on our air quality monitoring network. The various reports are presented below.
The Annual Air Quality Report describes the network of air monitoring sites operated in the county for that calendar year (occasionally 2 years are combined); the different pollutants measured at each site; the state and federal health standards that must be met for each pollutant; the three highest concentrations measured for each pollutant at each site during that year; and trend charts presenting several years of concentration data for both ozone and particulate matter, the two pollutants of most concern in our county.
Current and historical Annual Air Quality Reports are available below1.
2012 Annual Air Quality Report
2010 - 2011 Annual Air Quality Reports
2008 - 2009 Annual Air Quality Reports
2007 Annual Air Quality Report
2006 Annual Air Quality Report
2005 Annual Air Quality Report
2004 Annual Air Quality Report
2003 Annual Air Quality Report
2002 Annual Air Quality Report
2001 Annual Air Quality Report
2000 Annual Air Quality Report
1999 Annual Air Quality Report
The APCD has conducted several studies to evaluate the high particulate matter concentrations measured in the South County and to develop potential solutions to the dust emissions from the Oceano Dunes that are impacting downwind neighbors. To see all of the study reports and the data collected, please visit the links below.
The APCD has finished preparing the 2012 Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan. The Network Plan provides a comprehensive description of our air pollution monitoring efforts along with a discussion of changes we anticipate over the next 18 months. The document is available in various formats to the public including downloadable files from this website and hardcopy reports available by request from our office. The public review period for this document will end on August 9, 2012 after which any changes will be incorporated prior to submittal to the USEPA and California Air Resources Board. Please submit any comments or suggestions related to this report to Karl Tupper or Jaime Contreras at the District office.
The network assessment is a more detailed examination and assessment of the more technical aspects of the monitoring program performed every five years. The last network assessment was completed in 2010.
Contact us to request a copy of the report by mail.