This message is to inform you that New Jersey's unhealthy air quality forecast notification e-mail system will be migrated in the very near future to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's EnviroFlash notification system.
WHAT IS ENVIROFLASH?
EnviroFlash is a free e-mail alert system that delivers important air quality information straight to your inbox or cell phone but has more flexibility and is easier to maintain. Sign-up today at: www.enviroflash.info
TAKE THE CHALLENGE!
New Jersey is participating in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA’s) contest between state agencies during the month of May to see who can achieve the greatest increase in the number of subscribers to EnviroFlash. The "EnviroFlash Challenge" begins May 3, the start of Air Quality Awareness Week, and ends May 31, but you can subscribe anytime.
One option is the ability to choose for which areas of New Jersey that you wish to receive the air quality forecast. Currently, forecasts are being generated for the following 14 specific areas: Brigantine, Camden, Chester, Clarksboro, Flemington, Fort Lee, Millville, Monmouth, New Brunswick, New Jersey Highlands, Newark, Ocean County, Ramapo, and Rider University.
If you are unfamiliar with these areas, you can enter your zip code and the EnviroFlash system will automatically choose which of the 14 areas that best represents your zip code. (Note : only valid U.S. Postal Service zip codes are recognized. The zip code of the state operated Capital Post Office (08625) will not work but you may choose another Trenton zip code such as 08628 for downtown Trenton state office buildings).
You may subscribe multiple times to receive separate forecasts for multiple areas or you may subscribe multiple e-mail accounts to receive notices while you are away from your primary inbox. You can of course unsubscribe at any time from the EnviroFlash system by clicking on the link provided in your e-mail notice.
Another option is the ability to select the minimum level at which to receive daily air quality forecast e-mails. For instance rather than just receiving notices on days forecast to reach the Unhealthful for Sensitive Groups category, you may choose to receive forecasts for all days even good air quality days or only days on which the air quality is forecast to reach moderate levels or worse.
More options may be forthcoming such as the option to receive real-time notification when the observed air quality actually reaches the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category.
If you wish, the DEP can modify your EnviroFlash subscription by providing the following information to the contact listed below:
1. E-mail address,
2. Zip code (for which of the forecast area(s) you are interested in receiving notices),
3. Whether you want daily notices or just Air Quality Action Day notices (if you choose daily notices-select the minimum level at which to receive daily air quality forecasts (i.e. Good, Moderate, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, Unhealthy)).
*IMPORTANT NOTE*: To obtain the appropriate air quality forecast for emergency generator testing, go to http://www.nj.gov/dep/aqpp/aqforecast/index.htm.
If you have any questions you can contact Andy Mikula of the Bureau of Air Monitoring via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 609-984-5512.
If your e-mail system is ever down, you can still get the forecast by calling, toll-free, 800-782-0160.
The forecast, current air quality readings, and other information are also available on the World Wide Web at http://www.njaqinow.net/Default.htm.