CALL FOR PAPERS California Air Monitoring: From inception to current trends in the new millennium
At 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition August 10-14, 2014 Abstract Submission opens in January 2014

San Francisco, CA

In 1947, the State of California enacted the Air Pollution Control Act that authorized the creation of Air Pollution Control Districts (APCD) or Air Quality Management Districts (AQMD) in every county of the State. California was well ahead of National Pollution Control Agenda because of its programs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not created until 1970 and its predecessor, the National Air Pollution Control Agency (NAPCA) was created by the Resource and Conservation Act of 1959. California has the strictest emission standards for automobiles and many stationary sources. Many of the early methods for monitoring pollutants came from the LA APCD and the Bay Area APCD as a result of the needs presented by the unique geography and population growth in the state of California.
The topics that would be covered in this session, but not limited to, are: The history and evolution of California air monitoring over the past few decades and how California is using new air monitoring methods to meet current standards. Please submit your abstracts using the ACS Abstract Submission System (PACS) ( Any other inquiries should be directed to the symposium organizers: Jack Driscoll and Jennifer Maclachlan.