Selecting Representative Monitoring Data
Determine background concentrations and document your selection process
This course walks you through the process step by step of identifying and selecting representative monitoring data to develop a pollutant background concentration for a NAAQS compliance demonstration using dispersion modeling. In addition, templates are provided so you can document every choice you make in order to technically justify your selections. With the course, you have access to step by step written standard operating procedures (SOPs) to reinforce over four hours of instructional video. Access to the NaviKnow Land Use Tool is available free of charge to those that have purchased the course.
In my 20 year career with the TCEQ, my priority was to give guidance on dispersion modeling, so customers could provide an air quality analysis that the agency could approve. With decreasing agency resources and increasing regulatory demands, review timeframes were becoming extremely important for the agency and its customers. To expedite the review process while increasing the quality, I designed and developed tools to standardize and automate the review of air quality modeling analyses. The result was a more comprehensive and efficient process for agency staff and expeditious reviews for the regulated community.
From what I learned as a regulator, I wanted to provide the same level of automation for those compiling air quality analyses to submit to the TCEQ. Since I designed the system, I know the specifications and content necessary to take advantage of TCEQ’s system to quickly review and approve your analysis.