Ultrafine particle study plan
The Olympic Clean Air Agency and the University of Washington jointly studied air quality in Jefferson and Clallam Counties. This project evaluated possible air quality changes associated with new biomass co-generation facilities in Port Townsend and Port Angeles and changes in ultra-fine particle concentrations associated with both facilities.
- June, 2018 – Report Finalized. See details here.
- April 2014 – The ultra-fine study will remain in Port Angeles for the remainder of 2014
- April 10, 2014 – SO2 instrumentation added
- March 4, 2014 – CIMS removed for service in Finland
- January 21, 2014 – The University of Washington installed a chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) at the Port Angeles Fire Station
- December 6, 2013 – University of Washington installed TSI 3938 Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) at Port Angeles Fire Station. The aethelometer was moved from Stevens Middle School to the Port Angeles Fire Station.
- November 20, 2013 – Finalized the Ultrafine Particle Study Plan and Timeline. University of Washington installed CO, CO2 and Dusttrak monitors at the Port Angeles Fire Station.
- September 24, 2013 – ORCAA monitoring and UW science teams meet in Port Angeles to evaluate the best monitoring locations;
- September 16, 2013 – Meteorological stations are purchased for each site;
- August 21, 2013 – ORCAA public hearing posted for Resolution #255;
- August 20, 2013 – finalized quote for meteorologic equipment;
- August 19, 2013 – UW finalized the quote from TSI for the SMPS;
- August, 15, 2013 – UW ordered the DustTrak particulate monitor and Licor-CO2 sensor
- July 11, 2013 – ORCAA met with representatives from the UW;
- July 2013 – a grant has been secured through the 2013-2015 legislative budget