Oceano Dunes PM10 Monitoring

Since 2016, under contract to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, T&B Systems has been conducting particulate and meteorological monitoring during the summertime windy months (May through September) to be used to evaluate the PM10 impact problem at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.  This includes deploying and maintaining five E-BAMs and four meteorological monitoring systems on the dunes under sandy, marine conditions.  Twice-weekly visits are conducted to service the instrumentation under the harsh operating environment on the dunes.  As part of the effort, collocation of the E-BAMs with an existing FEM BAM is conducted in order to develop correction factors for each of the E-BAM samplers equating readings to the FEM.

In the News:

6-30-2016 – Santa Maria Times – Oceano Dunes dust rule to cost APCD over $375,000 in attorney fees

1-27-2017 – LA Times – State Agencies Feud over off-roading along seaside dunes

9-18-2017 – San Luis Obispo Tribune – State Parks has a new five-year plan to control dust at the Oceano Dunes

4-26-2018 – Cal Coast News – Oceano Dunes closures planned despite disputed pollution reports

5-1-2018 – San Luis Obispo Tribune – 5 things to know about the order to reduce dust at Oceano Dunes

10-04-2020 – Cal Coast News – Research study undercuts APCD Oceano Dunes dust claims