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TCEQ 2015 Annual Monitoring Network Plan

The public is invited to comment on the 2015 Annual Monitoring Network Plan.

Under 40 Code of Federal Regulations §58.10, states are required to submit an annual monitoring network plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by July 1st of each year. This monitoring plan is required to provide the framework for establishment and maintenance of an air quality surveillance system, known commonly as the ambient air quality monitoring network. This document provides information on the Texas network of ambient air monitors established to meet regulatory requirements of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and other monitors that support this effort. The annual monitoring network plan shall be made available for public inspection for at least 30 days prior to submission to the EPA. The plan and any comments received during the 30 day inspection period are forwarded to the EPA for final review and approval. This document presents the current Texas network, as well as proposed changes to the network from July 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016.

  • TCEQ 2015 Annual Monitoring Network Plan
  • Appendix A – TCEQ State or Local Air Monitoring Stations (SLAMS), Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS), National Air Toxics Trends Stations (NATTS), National Core Multipollutant Monitoring Stations (NCore), and Federally Funded Special Purpose Monitors (SPM) Site List
  • Appendix B – Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 2014 United States Census Bureau Population Estimates, and Monitoring Requirements
  • Appendix C – Summary of Nitrogen Dioxide and Total Reactive Nitrogen Compounds Monitoring Requirements
  • Appendix D – Dallas and Houston Near-Road Site Assessment
  • Appendix E – Sulfur Dioxide Monitoring Requirements
  • Appendix F – Ozone Monitoring Requirements
  • Appendix G – Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Requirements
  • Appendix H - Particulate Matter of 10 Micrometers or Less Monitoring Requirements, Monitor Locations, and Method Codes
  • Appendix I – Particulate Matter of 2.5 Micrometers or Less Monitoring Requirements, Federal Reference Method Monitor Locations, and Method Codes
  • Appendix J – Acronym and Abbreviation List

Instructions for Comments

Comments will be taken until 5 p.m. June 22, 2015.

Any comments pertaining to the 2015 Annual Monitoring Network Plan should be sent to the following contact:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Attention: Holly Landuyt, MC-165
Austin, Texas 78711-3087
Or email at: monops@tceq.texas.gov

Posted May 22, 2015