•EPA began programs to
fund local-scale monitoring projects starting
in the 2004 fiscal year.
•The goal of local
monitoring is to provide more flexibility to address middle- and neighborhood-scale (0.5 km to 4 km) issues
that are not handled well by
national networks, given the diversity of toxics issues across the nation.
include identifying and profiling air toxics sources, developing and assessing emerging measurement methods, characterizing the degree and extent of local
air toxics problems, and tracking
progress of air toxics reduction activities.
•Projects are selected
through an open competition process.Grant topics,
funding levels, and number of awards are set for each grant cycle.
•Local scale monitoring is typically only conducted from