Air Monitoring Network

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In 2011, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) established a monitoring network to sample ambient air for multiple pesticides in multiple communities on a regular schedule. CDPR is enhancing its air monitoring network to eight communities, beginning in 2017. CDPR plans to use the data gathered to evaluate and improve protective measures against pesticide exposure.

Air Monitoring Network Update for 2021

Dedicated funding for the enhanced Air Monitoring Network ended in 2020. Due to the change in funding, CDPR reduced monitoring operations from the current eight locations to four. CDPR has prioritized the monitoring operations at these four Air Monitoring Network locations for the 2021 calendar year. The selections of these four communities as the most appropriate locations are based on CDPR’s re-evaluation of all California community and their ranking. The methods used to rank California communities incorporates several key factors including, but not limited to, updated pesticide use data and statewide environmental justice considerations. Details can be found in the document(s) below.

Results and Data Analysis

DPR is accepting comments on the draft report until August 25, 2023. Comments should be sent in writing to:

Aniela Burant
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015

or by email to

Pesticide Air Monitoring Results Database

Members of the Pesticide Registration and Evaluation Committee (PREC) serve as technical and scientific advisors to the project.

For content questions, contact:
Maziar Kandelous
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-0981