PORT OF LOS ANGELES TO HOST SECOND VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING ON AIR QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM ON MAY 16
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — May 2, 2023 — The Port of Los Angeles will host an Air Quality Monitoring Program update from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 via Zoom. This public meeting will include a status update on the air monitoring network upgrade and annual air monitoring report. The first meeting was held in December 2022.
To participate in the meeting, click here to join via computer or mobile device.
The Port’s air monitoring program includes a network of four air monitoring stations that measure a comprehensive set of air pollutants within the vicinity of Los Angeles Harbor, including San Pedro, Wilmington and Terminal Island. As part of the program, meteorological monitoring stations operate adjacent to each air monitoring station, to help interpret the air quality data and for use in other Port programs.
In 2021, the Port initiated the upgrade of its air monitoring stations. In 2022, the Port completed the procurement process to upgrade all the air quality and meteorological instrumentation in the program, as well as the data communications systems. Installation of the new instrumentation is ongoing with older equipment being replaced as soon as the new equipment is delivered.
The Port of Los Angeles has monitored air quality in and around Los Angeles Harbor since 2005. This air quality monitoring program supports the Port’s commitment to improve air quality within the San Pedro Bay port complex under the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), by helping to better manage and provide feedback on Port’s air quality improvement efforts.
To learn more about the Port’s air quality monitoring efforts, visit monitoring.cleanairactionplan.org.