Port of LA to Provide Air Quality Monitoring Update

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The public can hear the latest of the Port of Los Angeles’ Air Quality Monitoring Program at a Zoom meeting set for Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Set to take place from 1 to 3 p.m., the meeting is expected to have an update on the air monitoring network upgrade and annual air monitoring report, according to the port.

The program includes “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,” the port said.

“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,” the POLA explained.

The port began improving its air monitoring stations in 2021 and finished the procurement process in 2022 to update the air quality and meteorological instrumentation and data communications systems. The instrumentation is being installed and is expected to be done by March 31, according to the port.

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.

Those who want to take part in the meeting can register at https://portla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AtPmxhf0TDiS_X-2phZtPg. Instructions on how to participate by phone or computer are sent after registration.

By Karen Robes Meeks