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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -007 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, SUPPORTING A COMMUNITY -WIDE AIR MONITORING <br /> PROGRAM AND REQUESTING THE DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY <br /> ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (DEC) <br /> IMPLEMENT AN AMBIENT AIR MONITORING PROGRAM WITHIN <br /> CITY OF SEWARD <br /> WHEREAS, course particulate matter (PM10) is less than 10 micrometers in diameter and is <br /> primarily experienced in Alaska as airborne dust; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is important to establish a scientific measurement of our community's air <br /> quality, specifically in regards to particulate (airborne dust) matter; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward is interested in obtaining a minimum one year's worth of <br /> data using the Federal Reference Method for collection, laboratory analysis and reporting in <br /> accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements; and <br /> WHEREAS, information collected through the monitoring program can be used in a variety <br /> of decision - making arenas to protect public health and welfare; and <br /> WHEREAS, the monitoring network will consist of an anticipated three monitoring sites <br /> equipped with mechanical samplers located within the populated areas around the small boat harbor, <br /> the downtown commercial district and a residential area north of the harbor; and <br /> WHEREAS, DEC will commit to assisting the City with the technical support for the <br /> monitoring effort including: loan of sampling equipment and parts, providing operator training with <br /> the Federal Reference Method for sampler operation and data collection procedures, providing <br /> sample supplies (filters, shipping envelopes and charts), conducting the gravimetric analysis in the <br /> Juneau weighing laboratory, calculating and reporting sample results, a DEC specialist would travel <br /> to Seward to perform monthly QC flow checks and another DEC specialist would travel to Seward <br /> quarterly to perform independent QA audits and DEC is willing to participate in a public meeting to <br /> discuss the monitoring program; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City will commit to providing site logistics support for the monitoring <br /> program, including: acquisition of the monitoring sites, power to each sampling site, year round safe <br /> site access and adequate security to protect the equipment and dedicated site operators to facilitate <br /> sample collection, recordkeeping and shipping. <br /> 4 <br />