Duplin County Air Monitoring Study (DCAMS)
As part of a Settlement Agreement, the Department of Environmental Quality agreed to design and implement a temporary ambient air quality monitoring study in and around Duplin County, North Carolina. The Division of Air Quality is tasked with determining the degree of air contamination and air pollution in and around this area of three pollutants, particulate matter (PM2.5), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and ammonia (NH3).
Shale Gas Development
The Division of Air Quality has produced the following information to begin assessing potential air quality impacts that could result from various shale gas development and production activities.
- Project Plan for Baseline Ambient Air Monitoring near Potential Shale Gas Development Zones in Lee County, NC, updated November 8, 2013
- List of pollutants that will be monitored, updated November 8, 2013
The Division of Air Quality has concluded its baseline air quality assessment of the Deep River Basin air shed as detailed in this report:
- Baseline Air Quality Assessment Deep River Basin dated July 12, 2018
Exceptional Event Documentation Packages
Documentation is available justifying the exclusion of fine particle data affected by exceptional events in:
Atmospheric Nitrogen Studies
- Cure, Bill, et al, (1999). Status Report on Emissions and Deposition of Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds from Animal Production in North Carolina.
- Shendrikar, Arun (2006). Recommendation on the Continuation of Ammonia Monitoring in North Carolina.
- Shendrikar, Arun, et al. (2006). Atmospheric Ammonia Monitoring Around Hog Farm Industries in North Carolina