| Goals: ||
The 3SAQS cooperating agencies have identified the need to complete a Monitoring Network Assessment during Fall 2013 for their joint, multi-agency monitoring network effort across the three state region. Developed by a 3SAQS Workgroup, the product from this Assessment task will be recommendations for monitors, sites, parameters, operations, and budget for the next 3 years of monitoring, i.e., beginning in 2014 through mid-2017. The Assessment will document the objectives of the monitoring network and analyze options for the optimal network configuration. Existing monitoring data, emissions data, modeling results, and other variables such as future energy development plans, meteorology/climatology, population, and impact areas will be considered to determine the representativeness of existing and potential new monitoring sites. Work products will include intermediate technical analyses, draft and final reports, and recommendations to the Steering Committee and Leadership Team.