BENICIA COMMUNITY
AIR MONITORING PROGRAM


BENICIA COMMUNITY
AIR MONITORING PROGRAM


BENICIA COMMUNITY
AIR MONITORING PROGRAM

The Benicia Community Air Monitoring Program (BCAMP) has been established to monitor
local air quality in real-time, operate a website, and provide education on health as related to air quality.

BCAMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Donations to BCAMP are tax deductible and will help us fund future operations.
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If you have questions, please contact us at bcamp94510@gmail.com

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Abbreviations

ND - No detection PPB - Parts per billion ug/m3 - Micrograms per cubic meter MDL - Minimum detection limit REL - Reference exposure level OEHHA - Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

For more information about chemicals, click on the Resources tab

Gauge Color Indicator

System status as of May 26 2024, 4:00 AM

Benzene

System down
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Black Carbon

0.1 ug/m3
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Sulfur Dioxide

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Toluene

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Xylene

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PM1

3.2 ug/m3
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PM10

14.3 ug/m3
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PM2.5

6.4 ug/m3
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H2S

No detection
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Pollutant Current
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Data Trend Graph Range
Benzene
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Black Carbon
0.1 ug/m3
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Sulfur Dioxide
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Toluene
System down
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Xylene
System down
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PM1
3.2 ug/m3
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PM10
14.3 ug/m3
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PM2.5
6.4 ug/m3
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H2S
No detection
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System status as of May 26 2024, 4:00 AM

For more information about chemicals, click on the Resources tab

The purpose of this page is to evaluate the ability of the equipment installed as part of the Rodeo Fence-line Air Monitoring Program to detect and quantify gases that are ever-present in the air we breathe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests this is one way to assess the validity of data from fence-line air monitoring systems. Methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone are examples of gases that are always present. As per the EPA, should an air monitoring system fail to detect these gases within specific concentration ranges, the credibility of the data should be questioned.

In addition, at the request of individuals living in the community of Rodeo, the BCAMP monitoring program has relocated an ozone monitor to this community. The purpose of this is to measure the ozone in the ambient air using a technology that has been accepted as a Federal Equivalent Method. This monitor, as well as ozone data from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) ambient air monitoring systems, can be used to assess the overall quality of the data being presented to the community. The nearest BAAQMD monitors are located in Vallejo and San Rafael . It should be noted the actual location of BCAMP ozone monitor has been masked to respect the privacy of the host site.

BCAMP expresses its gratitude towards Phillips 66 for offering real-time data for methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. It is noteworthy that no other refinery in the Bay Area currently offers such information for public scrutiny.

For additional information, here are some useful links:

BCAMP Ozone at Rodeo

BCAMP System at Rodeo
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Ozone

Rodeo North
31.3 PPB
Rodeo South
30.1 PPB
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Since ozone is considered a regional air pollutant, the data from the Rodeo fence-line air monitoring system should track the BCAMP and BAAQMD air monitoring stations. The BCAMP air monitoring system is installed within the community of Rodeo and the BAAQMD air monitoring stations are located in the communities of Vallejo and San Rafael.

Methane

Rodeo North
2477.8 PPB
Rodeo South
2467.4 PPB
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According to the EPA, data from fence-line systems should be considered suspect if the methane readings are below 1,720 parts-per-billion.

Nitrous Oxide

Rodeo North
390.3 PPB
Rodeo South
366.7 PPB
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According to the EPA, data from fence-line systems should be considered suspect if the nitrous oxide readings are outside the range for 270 to 330 parts-per-billion.
Pollutant Data Trend Graph Range
BCAMP Ozone at Rodeo
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Ozone
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Methane
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Nitrous Oxide
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What is Benicia Community Air Monitoring Program (BCAMP)?

BCAMP is a non-profit established for the benefit of the community to monitor ambient air quality in Benicia. BCAMP independently holds, operates, and maintains air monitoring equipment at a community-based monitoring station and provides a public access website. BCAMP's mission is to sample and measure local air in real time; report and archive raw data on the website; and provide education on health risks as related to air quality.

 

Who operates the BCAMP station?

BCAMP has contracted Argos Scientific to operate and maintain our monitoring station's equipment and website. Established in 2006, Argos is a recognized expert in air quality monitoring throughout the world. Currently, Argos currently operates fence line monitoring systems at several Bay Area refineries and also supports community monitoring systems in southern California, and contributes research on state-of-the-art advances in monitoring technologies, working with state-wide Air District regulators.

 

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Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Benicia and Valero