The NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) operates the urban air toxics (UAT) monitoring network in conjunction with the national program, originally proposed and designed by the U.S. EPA in 1999. The UAT monitoring network was started as part of the EPA's effort to address toxic air pollutant emissions in urban areas.
Currently, the UAT consists of seven sites, six urban and one rural. UAT air monitoring is regularly conducted for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Monitoring for selected aldehydes are conducted on a more limited basis at three sites.
UAT Sites Information
|Site Name||Type||County||Address||Location||AQS No.|
|AB Tech||Urban||Buncombe||AB Technical College
|N35° 34' 20"
W82° 33' 32"
|Garinger||Urban||Mecklenburg||Garinger High School
|N35° 14' 25"
W80° 47' 08"
|Hattie Ave||Urban||Forsyth||Hattie Avenue
|N36° 06' 38"
|Candor||Rural||Montgomery||112 Perry Drive
|N35° 15' 45"
W79° 50' 09"
|Blackstone||Urban||Lee||4110 Blackstone Dr.
|N35° 25' 56"
|Millbrook||Urban||Wake||Millbrook Middle School
|N35° 51' 22"
W78° 34' 27"
|Battleship||Urban||New Hanover||Battleship Drive
|N34° 14' 08"
W77° 57' 21"
The UAT monitoring network is a collaborative effort coordinated between state and local agencies:
- The NC Division of Air Quality, Ambient Monitoring Section
- The NC Department of Environmental Quality Raleigh, Wilmington, and Fayetteville Regional Offices
- Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency
- Forsyth County Air Awareness
- Mecklenburg County Air Quality