Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS)

This page last reviewed June 19, 2018

What's New


  • SNAPS/CAPP public workshops on community selection are scheduled for June and July 2018 in San Joaquin Valley, Wilmington, and Richmond.

  • SNAPS Flyer available in English and Spanish.

  • SNAPS Q&A in English and Spanish here.

  • An audio presentation of key components of the SNAPS program has been recorded in English and Spanish. The presentations can be accessed here.

Project Summary


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing a project to better characterize air quality in communities near oil and gas operations. The Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS) includes limited-term, intensive air quality monitoring with a particular focus on production facilities. This source-specific project can also provide valuable information to support the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP), formed pursuant to AB 617.

Under SNAPS, mobile monitoring trailers will be equipped with state-of-the art monitoring technologies capable of measuring toxic air contaminants (TACs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), metals, and criteria pollutants. Staff will initially deploy a mobile air monitoring vehicle in communities to collect preliminary screening information and to respond quickly to significant events statewide where near-immediate air monitoring is warranted. Staff will use that information as well as other criteria, including community concerns, to locate stationary trailer(s) at a site for several months.

Staff will analyze air quality measurements to identify potential areas of elevated health risk within the community. Where appropriate, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will perform a more in-depth health analysis, potentially including a risk assessment. Staff will post real-time air monitoring data and publish the analysis of results for each site in a report. Staff will also share the results with communities in local meetings.


Community Involvement


Community member and stakeholder feedback will be considered throughout the process. CARB staff will be holding several public meetings throughout the state to provide opportunities for discussion on the site selection process and study approach.  Meetings will be announced on this website as they are scheduled. Please check back periodically, or subscribe to email updates below if you would like to follow this process. Feedback will also be received via emails and phone calls using the contact information shown below.


SNAPS Audio Overview


The following presentation gives a brief overview of the SNAPS program:





Events

Upcoming Events:
Date and Time Public Meeting Location Download Flyer and Materials
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SJVAPCD - Fresno
1990 E. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Map

Video conferenced with:

SJVAPCD - Bakersfield
34946 Flyover Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Map

SJVAPCD - Modesto
4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, CA 95256
Map
Flyer [English] [Spanish]

Presentation [English] [Spanish]

Community Selection White Paper [English] [Spanish]

Handout [English] [Spanish]
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E. Water St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Map
Flyer [English] [Spanish]

Presentation [English] [Spanish]

Community Selection White Paper [English] [Spanish]

Handout [English] [Spanish]
Monday, July 9, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Richmond Memorial Conventional Center
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Map
Flyer [English] [Spanish]

Presentation [English] [Spanish]

Community Selection White Paper [English] [Spanish]

Handout [English] [Spanish]


Previous Events:
Date and Time Public Meeting Location Download Flyer and Materials
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
CalEPA Headquarters Building
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Flyer (English and Spanish)

Meeting Notice

Agenda

Presentation 
Monday, January 22, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Coalinga High School Cafeteria
750 Van Ness Street
Coalinga, CA 93210

Map

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Presentation 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Kern County Public Services Building
2700 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Map

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Presentation 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
First Floor Conference Room
669 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

Map

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Presentation 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hollenbeck Middle School Auditorium
2510 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Map

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Presentation - English 

Presentation - Spanish 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wilmington Senior Citizen Center
1371 Eubank Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744

Map

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Presentation 


Study Results


There are currently no study results for this project.


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Email Updates


To receive email updates for this study, including notifications for new events, please click on this Subscribe link, then enter your email information and select the "Submit" button.  This will subscribe you to the "Oil and Natural Gas Production, Processing, and Storage" topic.

Contacts


Events & General Project Questions

Carolyn Lozo, Manager
Program Assessment Section
California Air Resources Board
(916) 445-1104
carolyn.lozo@arb.ca.gov

Air Monitoring Technical Questions

Walter Ham, Manager
Advance Monitoring Technologies Section
California Air Resources Board
(916) 322-8116
walter.ham@arb.ca.gov

























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