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1 Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Air Monitoring Section presentation and slides by Mark Moore, August, 2012

2 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Summary Air Quality Summary for June/July th of July July Forest Fire Smoke Air Monitoring on the Straight of Juan de Fuca

3 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Quality Summary June – July 2012

4 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (Ozone)

5 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Numerical and Categorical* June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5) Fine Particulate – PM2.5 Aberdeen: 61 GOOD Cheeka Peak Observatory: 61 GOOD Lacey: 60 GOOD and 1 MODERATE (July 10 th ) Raymond: 61 GOOD Port Angeles: 60 GOOD and 1 MODERATE (July 9 th ) Port Townsend: 54 GOOD and 7 UNKNOWN (equipment failure) Shelton: 60 GOOD and 1 MODERATE (July 10 th ) * Categorization according to the WAQA

6 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties July 2012 Forest Fire Smoke from Siberia

7 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties July Forest Fire Smoke Event July 7 th – July 11 th : PM2.5 increases noticeable on monitors

8 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties July Forest Fire Smoke Visible smoke entering the region on July 7 th.

9 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties July Forest Fire Smoke 97 square miles > 33 square miles

10 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties July Forest Fire Smoke

11 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties 4 th of July

12 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties 4 th of July High hourly averages for urban sites Aberdeen: Shelton: 64.5 Lacey: 25.6 Port Angeles: 10.9 Port Townsend: 5.3 Raymond: 4.1 Cheeka Peak: 2.4

13 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties 4 th of July

14 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Current Air Monitoring on the Straight of Juan de Fuca Introduction Monitoring Locations Summary

15 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Monitoring Activities on the Straight of Juan de Fuca Introduction ORCAA monitoring began in 1967 – ongoing Air quality stations operated by: Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Northwest Clean Air Agency Makah Tribe National Park Service / Olympic National Park B.C., Canada Air Quality Parameters: TSP, PM2.5/10, Sulfur Dioxide, others

16 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Monitoring Activities on the Straight of Juan de Fuca Monitoring Locations Olympic Region Clean Air Agency – 3 Northwest Clean Air Agency – 1 Makah Tribe - 2 National Park Service / Olympic National Park – 2 B.C., Canada Air Quality - 3

17 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Monitoring Activities on the Straight of Juan de Fuca

18 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Monitoring Activities on the Straight of Juan de Fuca All ORCAA Monitoring Stations 43% of monitoring stations located on Strait of Juan de Fuca

19 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Summary 1.July air quality impacted by 4 th of July and Fires in Asia 2. Odelle Hadley, Ph.D. joining ORCAA as Senior Monitoring Specialist August 20 th, 2012

20 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Jimmy Werner

21 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Comments or Questions Mark Moore Network Administrator/Monitoring Specialist x117

22 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties Air Monitoring Activities on the Straight of Juan de Fuca

23 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

24 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

25 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

26 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

27 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

28 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)

29 Serving Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties June/July 2012 Air Quality (PM2.5)


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