Special Studies

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).

Settlement Agreement

Data Releases  

Reports and Supporting Documentation

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.

The Division of Air Quality has concluded its baseline air quality assessment of the Deep River Basin air shed as detailed in this report:

Exceptional Event Documentation Packages

Documentation is available justifying the exclusion of fine particle data affected by exceptional events in:

Atmospheric Nitrogen Studies