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Government Compliance with Aeroqual

Government Compliance with Aeroqual

Adapting to Regulatory Changes

When it comes to government red tape, sometimes understanding which rules apply, when, where, and to whom can seem overwhelming. CleanAir is here to help you understand your ever-evolving compliance obligations. Environmental and social changes are making it necessary for companies to devote additional resources to ensuring air quality safety. An Aeroqual monitoring solution just might be right for you.

Federal, State, and Local governments mandate various and overlapping rings of air quality regulations which require attention from every business. In 1970, the Clean Air Act (CAA) was passed by the Federal government. With several revisions along the way, the EPA is now one of two Federal agencies responsible for enforcing and developing standards on air quality. OSHA, the Federal body which governs workplace safety, is tasked with enforcing clean air standards for the benefit of the American workforce.

Many states, including Illinois, California, Washington, and Oregon also have state-level boards, tasked by their respective states with enforcing Federal guidelines or improving upon them. This web of jurisdiction may be complex, but the goal of each agency is to protect people and our environment.

California continues to be a state leader in air quality legislation. Under the CAA, they are the only state allowed to petition for stricter Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions requirements in automobiles*. State Rule 1466 governs particulate emissions from soils with toxic air contaminants. California Code Title 8, Section 5141 outlines regulations related to exposure to wildfire smoke. State and Local agencies provide additional guidance to businesses and organizations of all types, including the following entities:

  • the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
  • Air Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC)
  • California Air Resource Board (CARB)
  • California’s 35 local air districts

More information can be found on the California Air Resource Board website.

In New York state, EPA standards are enforced by the Department of Environmental Conservation. A robust infrastructure supports an extensive state network which monitors fugitive construction site emissions, GHG emissions, community ambient air, the EPA’s Air Quality Index, and more. DER-10 and the State’s Department of Health provide statewide guidance for site investigation, remediation and public safety, including advisories on wildfire smoke exposure.

 

Simple Solutions

Aeroqual monitoring equipment complies with Cal/OSHA 1466, Title 8 Section 5141, and DER-10 monitoring requirements. Whether your organization demands the specialization of a CleanAir-exclusive Aeroqual BTEX system, the depth of an AQM-65, the ease-of-siting provided by an AQS1/Dust Sentry or the handheld portability of a 500 Series, we’ve got you covered with a simple solution that gets your organization the defensible data it needs to take a stand or take action.

AQM65AQS1Dust Sentry

 

Footnotes

* https://www.epa.gov/state-and-local-transportation/vehicle-emissions-california-waivers-and-authorizations

https://www.aqmd.gov/home/rules-compliance/compliance/rule-1466

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/doshreg/Protection-from-Wildfire-Smoke/Wildfire-smoke-emergency-standard.html