Annual Network Plan
Annual Public Comment Solicitation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires state and local air pollution agencies to make their annual Monitoring Network Design plans available to the general public for a 30-day public comment period. Agencies are required to submit their annual plans to EPA by July 1. The Ambient Monitoring Program solicits such comments from the public in late May and early June each year.
5-Year Network Assessment for 2015 to 2020
Assessments of the monitoring network and the anticipated changes that will be needed between 2016 and 2020 are described in the 2015 monitoring network assessments. The state program and local program assessments are provided here. The Western NC (Buncombe County) program assessment is included within the state agency's assessment. This document is updated every five years.
- 2015 Five-Year Network Assessment for North Carolina Air Quality
- 2015 Five-Year Network Assessment for Mecklenburg County Air Quality
- 2015 Five-Year Network Assessment for Forsyth County Air Quality
Network Changes for 2016-2017
Monitoring network changes for 2016-2017 are described in the 2016-2017 monitoring network plans. The state program and local program plans are provided here. The Western NC (Buncombe County) program plan is included within the state agency's plan. This document is updated annually, with a 30-day public comment period in June. Email comments to: DENR.DAQ.Ask_Ambient@lists.ncmail.net.