In late April, 2019, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), as well as other districts across the state, released the Assembly Bill (AB) 617 Community Air Monitoring Plans (CAMP). The plans represent the next step in AB617 implementation, which is intended to reduce air pollution at the community level.
Each CAMP outlines how air monitoring will be performed throughout the community. Monitoring will be performed at existing stations, including existing air district-operated fixed monitoring stations, existing monitoring stations at industrial facilities within the community, mobile monitoring performed by vehicles equipped with portable monitors, and additional monitoring trailers to be set up at fixed locations based on the results of the mobile monitoring.
An example of the monitoring map for the Boyle Heights community is provided below.
The results of the community monitoring will be used to identify mobile and stationary sources of emissions that may be contributing to pollution in community-selected areas of concern, such as parks, schools, and other public gathering places. Facilities or mobile sources identified as sources of concern may be required to alter operations or implement pollution controls.