AQMD orders fence-line monitors to track pollution at local refineries

Friday, December 1, 2017

Eight Southern California refineries will provide fence-line air-monitoring data in real time and pay for the installation of similar systems covering communities near the plants by 2020 under a new rule unanimously adopted Friday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

The rule provides the regulatory and technical framework to implement Assembly Bill 1647, which required the two monitoring systems. It was authored by South Bay Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and signed into law in October.