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Due to the fact that asbestos has been used extensively in residential, commercial and industrial construction, District Regulation 11-2-401.3 requires that for every renovation involving the removal of 100 sq ft/lin ft or greater of Regulated Asbestos Containing Material, and for every demolition (even when no asbestos is present), a notification must be made to the BAAQMD at least 10 working days (except in special circumstances) prior to commencement of demolition/renovation.

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The Air Monitoring Program of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District operates a 32-station monitoring network and oversees the necessary repair, maintenance, and quality-control activities.

The monitoring network provides the data required to determine whether the Bay Area is in compliance with state and federal air quality standards. Air monitoring data are also used for air quality forecasts, Clean Air Plan modeling, Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit modeling, and Environmental Impact Reports. Some of the monitoring sites include toxics sampling equipment.

Sampling projects such as PM2.5 speciation sampling and short-term studies in specific communities (Cupertino and Berkeley, for example) provide data for the development of air quality plans and updated regulations, and further our understanding of air quality in the Bay Area.

Last Updated: 8/26/2013