Quick Start Guide
Chapter 49: Air Quality

Program: Air Quality  
NEW 06/13
URL: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH49.html
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html

Who needs to know about these requirements?

The requirements of the Air Quality program apply to:

Whenever they:


If left unchecked, air pollutants can lead to human health effects, environmental damage, and regulatory violations:

Air Pollution Source(s)

Primary Pollutant(s)

Diesel-powered emergency standby generators and diesel vehicles

Diesel particulate matter


Nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide

Epoxy mixing hood

Volatile organic compounds

Fuel dispensing

Gasoline and ethanol

Paint spray booth

Volatile organic compounds

Sandblast booth


Soil vapor extraction operations

Volatile organic compounds

Solvent wipe cleaning

Volatile organic compounds

Asbestos removal

Asbestos dust

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) use

Very potent greenhouse gas

What you need to do before performing work:

  1. Define work/protocols.
  2. Analyze hazards. Perform risk assessment.
  3. Develop controls.

Where to find out more:

Whom to contact for help: