Air Monitoring

The goals of the Air Monitoring Section are: to determine compliance with the ambient air quality standards; provide real-time monitoring of air pollution episodes; provide data for trend analyses, regulation evaluation and planning; and provide daily information to the public concerning the quality of the air in high-population areas, near major emission sources and in rural areas. For more detail about what we do, please explore the options below.

AirOhio webpages are part of a large air quality monitoring network that is operated and maintained by Ohio EPA and Local Air Agencies working under contract with Ohio EPA. Air quality information contained in our various automatically updated reports listed below is retrieved from air monitors throughout the state, each of which has instruments to measure air quality/meteorological parameters 24 hours a day (ie., carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, nitric oxides, wind speed and direction).

For more information, please visit AirOhio's website.

Air Toxics


On Aug. 3, 2006, an amendment of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3704.03(F) became effective as a result of Senate Bill 265 of the 126th General Assembly. The amended statute identifies the requirements for reviewing new and modified air contaminant sources with air toxic emissions. Prior to this, Ohio EPA had an "Air Toxics Policy" often referred to as "Option A." The amended statute incorporated the use of Option A into law and also required Ohio EPA to promulgate a list of toxic air contaminants that would fall under this review requirement. On Dec. 1, 2006, Ohio EPA's list of toxic air contaminants became effective in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-114-01. Ohio EPA recommended 303 compounds for the toxic air contaminant list based on a review of scientific evidence available. Below you will find information regarding air toxics in general and Ohio EPA's regulation of air toxics.

For more information, please visit the Air Toxics website.

Air Monitoring Plans (All of the plans are subject to approval by U.S. EPA)

2017-2018 - Draft June 2017

  • Availability of Draft for Comment – Draft 2017-2018 Ohio EPA Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available a draft for comment of the 2017-2018 Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, DAPC has reviewed the changes to the air monitoring network in Ohio, in accordance with U.S. EPA air monitoring requirements (40 CFR 58.10). As required by 40 CFR Part 58, U.S. EPA requires states to submit an annual air quality network plan for review to U.S. EPA. As part of these requirements, Ohio EPA must also issue a draft of the plan for public comment.

    Ohio EPA has issued a draft of the annual network plan that identifies the U.S. EPA monitoring requirements and any planned changes to the Ohio air quality network. The draft network plan is available below for review. The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is requesting comments on the draft plan and will be accepting comments on these documents through Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Please see the public notice and draft monitoring plan (linked below) for information on the proposed changes and how to submit comments.

2016-2017

For questions and comments about the Ohio Air Monitoring Network, please contact:

Air Monitoring Quality Assurance, Data and Reports


Quality Assurance

Data Analysis

Reports

Air Monitoring Site Reports

Annual Air Quality Report

Air Quality Trends Report

Air Quality trends in Ohio for the past 30 years, the ambient data in terms of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and also a file with the Air Quality Index as well as an explanatory document with a summary of the trends.

  • 30 Year Trends Report [ZIP] : Consists of three files: AQI Trends 2010.xls, Trends 30 yr 10.doc, and Trnds 30.xls

Air Monitoring Contacts

Contacts Questions Regarding... Phone Number

Paul Koval, Manager

Ambient Air Monitoring and Advanced Monitoring Systems; RADSng and related OMS and EMPACT Initiatives; Air Lab Facilities Management and Safety

(614) 644-3615

Dave Ambrose

Data Analysis

(614) 644-3620

Mike Riggleman, Manager

Quality Assurance

(614) 644-3590

Phil Downey

Air Toxics Monitoring

(614) 644-3624

     

 

Air Monitoring Contacts (Lab)

Contacts Questions Regarding...
Phone Number

Mike Rath

Carbon Monoxide Monitoring and Support Instrumentation; Data Loggers; Meteorological Instrumentation

(614) 836-8790

Jim Prettyman

Sulfur Dioxide Monitoring and Support Instrumentation; Air Quality Site Monitoring Operations

(614) 836-8791

Thang Vu

Ozone Monitoring and Support Instrumentation; Air Quality Site Monitoring Operations

(614) 836-8789

Air Lab Fax

 

(614) 836-8810

     

Air Quality Partners