Ambient Air Monitoring
SLR’s team of experts have decades of extensive regulatory and dispersion modeling experience.
Air quality impacts are a major concern with the general public and regulators as new and existing industries expand. Air quality construction permit applications frequently require an ambient air impact analysis, which can require site-specific ambient air quality and/or dispersion meteorological data as input to dispersion models. Similar analyses are required by some states for facilities to renew their Title V operating permits. Post-construction air monitoring is also a requirement in some states for individual permitting actions, which may last for the life of the project/facility.
One of the most costly and time-consuming parts of obtaining air quality permits comes from the need to have site-specific air quality and meteorological data. Collecting site-specific monitoring data meeting data quality and completeness requirements can be challenging, particularly in remote and hostile environments. SLR’s ambient air monitoring team members have decades of experience in the planning, design, and implementation of air monitoring programs over a diverse range of project environments. In addition, they have the extensive regulatory and dispersion modeling experience necessary to develop ambient monitoring programs to effectively support an overall permitting strategy.
Our services include:
Air Quality Measurements
- Criteria pollutants NO2, SO2, CO, O3, PM10, PM2.5, and Pb
- The full range of Hazardous Air Pollutants including BTEX and metals
- Fixed tower measurements of horizontal winds, vertical wind speed, turbulence parameters, ambient temperature, solar radiation, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and precipitation
- 10-meter and tall tower systems
- Remote sensing technologies including Doppler SODAR
- Pre- and post-construction air quality and meteorological monitoring
- Fence line and multi-station network monitoring systems
- Independent third-party audits
- Litigation support