The Ambient Monitoring Program of the Air Protection Branch of the Environmental Protection Division has been monitoring
the air quality for EPA-defined ‘criteria pollutants’ in the State of Georgia for more than 40 years. The list of compounds
monitored has grown over the thirty years to more than 200 pollutants using several types of samplers at sites statewide.
This monitoring is performed to protect public health and environmental quality. The resulting data is used for a broad
range of regulatory and research purposes, as well as to inform the public.
Each year the Environmental Protection Division prepares an annual report on the ambient air quality data compiled for the
previous calendar year. The reports are comprehensive and include graphs of multi-year trends of the pollutants and annual
attainment information. These and other related reports in PDF format can be found via the links below: