EPA Air Quality Program (Air)

11The La Jolla Air Quality Program (Air) monitors particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) concentration levels and maintains two weather stations located on the East and West ends of the Reservation. It also provides information on indoor air quality and supports outreach to the Tribal community about potential health risks associated with air pollution. The primary goals of the Air Program are to educate our Tribal Community about the importance of clean air, inform Tribal residents of how they can reduce air pollution, and collect baseline air quality data. The Air Program also collaborates with local Tribes to address concerns related air quality and weather patterns. The Air Program Manager is responsible for planning program activities and running the day to day operation for La Jolla’s Air Program. The Program Manager collects PM2.5 data to review and analyzes any for any changes that justify further investigation. PM2.5 is a fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in size – one-thirtieth the diameter of a human hair. High concentrations of pollutants in this category can potentially cause health problems in our respiratory system. PM2.5 comes from many sources such as vehicle exhaust, dust from unpaved roads, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) found in commercial and every day products, and many other sources. The Air Program Manager reports monitoring results to the EPA Air Quality System (AQS) where is stored with air quality data from other monitoring programs across the nation. The Air Program Manager also monitors meteorological data for any weather changes and investigates any changes that could potentially affect the air quality on the Reservation.

Environmental Protection Office (EPO)

EPA General Assistance Program (GAP)

EPA Clean Water Program (CW)

EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program (NPS)

La Jolla Solid Waste Program (SW)