Review of the Ambient Air Quality Standards
for Particulate Matter and Sulfates:
Report to the Air Quality Advisory Committee - Nov. 30, 2001

This page reviewed January 13, 2010.


ARB / OEHHA Report on Particulate Matter Ambient Air Quality Standards - The staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) are currently reviewing the scientific literature regarding the health effects of Particulate Matter (PM) and the establishment of ambient air quality standards for PM basedupon the literature review. This work follows a preliminary evaluation of all health-based ambient air quality standards in December of 2000 to determine what California ambient air quality standards do not adequately protect public health, particularly that of infants and children. Below you will find the "CALIFORNIA AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AND SULFATES, REPORT TO THE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE."
Comments received by the close of business on Friday, January 11, 2002 will be forwarded to the Air Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC) for consideration at their meeting January 23-24, 2002 in Berkeley, California. There will be a time period for public comments at the AQAC meeting. After the AQAC meeting, all public comments will be considered by the ARB and OEHHA in subsequent revisions of the document, with a final draft Report scheduled to be released to the public at the beginning of May, 2002. All public comments will be accepted up to and including the Board meeting scheduled for June 20, 2002.

Main Report Body

Click here to download the "PM Standards Report to the AQAC" in PDF format (2,342 KB) ... Zipped into a 1,888 KB compressed file. (zip format )


The two links below are the same report as the link above; but, we have split the report into two halves to make the downloading and on-line viewing easier.

Part One of the Report
(Chapters 1 - 6)

Click here for Chapters 1 - 6 of the "PM Standards Report to the AQAC" in PDF format (1,213KB).

Part Two of Report
(Chapters 7 - 10)

Click here for Chapters 7 - 10 of the "PM Standards Report to the AQAC" in PDF format (1,144KB).

Executive Summary

Click here for the Executive Summary for the PM Standards Review Report
in PDF format (17KB)
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Chapter 5 - Appendix A

Click here for the Chapter 5, Appendix A for the PM Standards Review Report
in PDF format
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Chapter 5 - Appendix B

Click here for the Chapter 5, Appendix B for the PM Standards Review Report
in PDF format
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Chapter 5 - Appendix C

Click here for the Chapter 5, Appendix C for the PM Standards Review Report
in PDF format
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Chapter 5 appendix D

Click here for the Chapter 5, Appendix D for the PM Standards Review Report
in PDF format
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Chapter 5- Appendix E

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in PDF format
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Chapter 5 - Appendix F

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in PDF format
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Chapter 5 - Appendix G

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in PDF format
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Chapter 5 - Appendix H

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in PDF format
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Chapter 6 - Appendix A

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in PDF format
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Chapter 6 - Appendix B

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in PDF format
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Chapter 6 - Appendix C

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in PDF format
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Chapter 6 - Appendix D

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in PDF format
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Chapter 6 - Appendix E - H

Click here for the Chapter 6, Appendix E - H for the PM Standards Review
Report in PDF format
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For more information on Ambient Air Quality Standards, please contact Dr. Linda Smith
at (916) 327-8225 or email at lsmith@arb.ca.gov.




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