Sampling and analysis plan

Title from PDF caption (viewed on January 25, 2023), "DEQ23-LAB-0001-SAP", This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection, Text in English
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This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.
Abstract/Description: Oregon has had an increase in wildfire smoke intrusions across the state causing community members to desire more real time air quality PM2.5 health information. In 2017, DEQ had approximately 35 air monitoring sites located mostly in areas that had high populations or high PM2.5 winter concentrations. Other areas, like the coast or very rural communities, had no air monitors. In the 2017-2019 biennium, the Oregon legislature funded the addition of 30 new PM2.5 air quality monitoring sites to be dispersed throughout Oregon to fill in some of these gaps. DEQ developed its as a low-cost alternative to other methods of measuring PM2.5 so that we could deploy more monitors with available resources. To decide on locations for the new SensORs, DEQ conducted a site search, reaching out to interested parties for comment. The result split the 30 monitors evenly between the three DEQ regions. This included permanent monitoring on the coast for the first time in decades. Finding actual sites and placing the additional 30 monitors took approximately two years to complete.
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Air -- Pollution -- Oregon -- Measurement
Air quality monitoring stations -- Oregon
Date Issued: January 2023