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Ambient Air Monitoring (AMBM)

The Ambient Air Monitoring curriculum is intended for learners who conduct ambient air monitoring in compliance with the applicable Clean Air Act requirements and associated monitoring regulations.

In the left column, you will find entire e-learning courses. The right column provides the content of those same courses arranged by learning objective, for learners who would like to customize their learning plan or who are looking for more targeted training content. (It should be noted that training material is not yet available for all learning objectives.)
eLearning Courses

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain key aspects of ambient air monitoring for criteria pollutants.

This is a foundational-level course intended for new hires within state, local, and tribal air agencies. After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain the key aspects of ambient air toxics monitoring.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain general concepts of network design and ambient monitor site selection for particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) ambient monitoring sites.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain general concepts of ambient monitor site selection and considerations and procedures for selecting sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM10) ambient monitoring sites.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to: *Define quality assurance, quality control (QC), quality management, and the Ambient Air Monitoring Program Quality System *Describe concepts of uncertainty *Describe how uncertainty can affect decisions made with data *Describe the benefits of an adequate quality system
eLearning Modules
(Listed by Learning Objective)

1. EXPLAIN FEDERAL-STATE-LOCAL-TRIBAL PARTNERSHIP (FOUNDATIONAL)
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2. DESCRIBE THE KEY COMPONENTS OF AN AMBIENT AIR MONITORING PROGRAM (FOUNDATIONAL)
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3. EXPLAIN AMBIENT AIR MONITORING FOR CRITERIA POLLUTANTS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Basic Considerations for Development of an Ambient Air Monitoring Network

Introduction to Ambient Air Monitoring for Criteria Pollutants

4. EXPLAIN AMBIENT AIR MONITORING FOR AIR TOXICS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Ambient Air Toxics Monitoring How is it Different from Ambient Criteria Pollutant Monitoring

Why Monitor Ambient Air Toxics

The EPA's Ambient Air Toxics Monitoring Program

Measurement of Air Toxics at the National Air Toxics Trends Stations Network

5. DISTINGUISH BETWEEN TYPES OF AMBIENT MONITORING METHODS (INTERMEDIATE)
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6. INTEGRATE NETWORK DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS (BASED ON 40 CFR 58, APPENDIX D) (INTERMEDIATE)
Overview of Site Selection Considerations for Monitoring of SO2

Site Selection for Monitoring of SO2 General Siting Area

Site Selection for Monitoring of SO2 Evaluation Concentrations

Site Selection for Monitoring of SO2 Meteorology, Topography, Population Considerations

Overview of Site Selection for Monitoring of PM10 in Ambient Air

Site Selection for Monitoring of PM10 Meteorology, Topography, and Population Considerations

Site Selection for Monitoring of SO2 and PM10 Objectives for SLAMS and NAMS Networks

Network Design and Site Selection for Monitoring PM2.5 and PM10 Monitoring Introduction

PM2.5 and PM10 Network Guidance

Fundamentals of PM2.5 and PM10 Monitoring Network Design

Introduction to PM2.5 and PM10 Monitoring

PM2.5 and PM10 New Monitoring Station Locations

PM2.5 and PM10 Monitoring Site Selection and Potential Bias

Network Design and Site Selection for Monitoring PM2.5 and PM10 Analyzing Data and Creating Reports

7. EVALUATE A SITE FOR PROBE SITING (BASED ON 40 CFR PART 58, APPENDIX E) (INTERMEDIATE)
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8. APPLY QUALITY ASSURANCE AND DATA VALIDATION (INTERMEDIATE)
Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems EPA's QA Policy

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems QAPPS Overview

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Quality Objectives and Indicators

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Documentation

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Sampling Train and Methods Overview

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Requirements for NAAQS

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems QA for Particulates

9. APPLY BEST PRACTICES FOR ACQUIRING, STORING, AND REPORTING DATA (INTERMEDIATE)
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10. DESCRIBE EMERGING MONITORING OPTIONS (INTERMEDIATE)
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11. APPLY AMBIENT MONITORING METHODS ? OPERATIONAL AND QUALITY CONTROL FOCUS (ADVANCED)
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12. CONDUCT QUALITY ASSURANCE (ADVANCED)
Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Validation

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Quality Assessments

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems TSA Process

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Certification

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems QA Reports

Quality Assurance for Air Pollution Measurement Systems Data Quality Improvement

13. CONDUCT NETWORK PLANNING (ADVANCED)
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14. CERTIFY DATA ANNUALLY (ADVANCED)
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15. ANALYZE DATA FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES (ADVANCED)
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16. ACCESS COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF WEB TOOLS (AQS REPORTING/TRAINING, AIRDATA, AIRNOWTECH, AIR-TRENDS, FIRE RESOURCES) (ADVANCED)
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