This addendum provides information on proposed site modifications in the Florida ambient air monitoring network, which were not covered in the 2019 Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan. This document includes a full evaluation for relocating two sites within Florida’s ambient air monitoring network: the Hillsborough County site – East Bay, will be relocated on the existing property while the Orange County site – Winegard Elementary, will have a new location within the county.
Notice is hereby given that the 2019 Draft Florida Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan Addendum is available for a 30-day public comment period.
The Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan describes the network of ambient air quality monitors located within Florida. The Plan includes a review of actions taken during the previous fiscal year, and outlines plans for the year ahead.
Federal regulations require that the air quality monitoring network be reviewed annually to identify any need for additions, relocations, or terminations of monitoring sites or instrumentation. After the 30-day comment period, the Plan is submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.