Community Air Monitoring Plans & Air Emissions Monitoring
Air emissions resulting from sand blasting, paint stripping and application activities, as well as construction projects have the potential to release particulate (dust) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contaminants during these operations. To protect the surrounding community from any potential impacts from these operations, projects of this nature are required to follow a stringent Community Air Monitoring Plan (CAMP) or similar program as specified by the applicable state regulations or permits. The purpose of the CAMP is to provide a measure of protection for the downwind community (i.e., off-site receptors including residences and businesses and on-site workers not directly involved with the subject work activities) from potential airborne contaminant releases as a direct result of remedial construction work activities and monitoring activities. CAMPs often include specifications for collecting real time air monitoring services with telemetry for dust and VOC emissions, as well as environmental conditions such as wind speed, direction, and temperature. Typical plans require sampling for Inhalable Particulate Matter (PM-2.5 & PM-10) and/or Total Suspended Particulate (TSP). ACER’s team of environmental specialists can not only prepare a Community Action Plan for submission to the state, but can also install, monitor, and maintain these air monitoring stations. PM-2.5 air monitoring, PM-10 air monitoring and TSP air monitoring are combined with volatile organic monitoring to monitor emission from a project. Air quality data can be monitored remotely in real time using telemetry. By offering a full range of CAMP solutions, ACER can provide oversight and support over the lifetime of a project from pre-planning to final project completion and report submission to the regulatory agency.