Ambient Air Monitoring

On October 17, 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended its ambient air monitoring regulations. This amendment requires states to conduct detailed assessments of their air monitoring networks every five years. This document describes the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Air's 2010 State of Kansas 5-Year Ambient Air Monitoring Network Assessment. This is the first assessment of the Kansas network under the requirement. The purpose of the 5-year assessment is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of monitoring networks in accordance with stated monitoring objectives and goals.