Periodic Monitoring Protocols
For many small soil clean-ups that require air permits as well as other
permitted facilities with low air impact, the Department may require
that emissions routinely be monitored by hand held portable monitors.
Such monitoring is performed by the sources themselves or may be contracted
out to consultants. It is critical that such monitoring be performed
in a consistent and acceptable manner in order assure the sample results
Facilities that receive air permits that contain requirements for periodic
monitoring of VOC through the use of hand held/portable instrumentation
are required to submit protocols that identify the type and manufacturer/model
number of the equipment proposed for such monitoring. The protocol must
also contain the procedures for sampling and a quality assurance/quality
control plan. The Bureau of Technical Services approval of the protocol
is required as part of the air permit. The protocol assures the proposed
equipment has the ability to adequately measure contaminant levels,
and the facility has the knowledge to properly use the equipment and
interpret the results.
The Department may require the facility to provide an on-site demonstration
of a periodic monitoring event in order to assure protocol procedures
are understood and implemented. The Department may or may not require
this demonstration be coordinated with concurent stack testing.
For More Information
For more information download: Guidance
Document for the Use of Periodic Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Monitors
at small NJ Sources.(in .pdf format) There
are two guidance documents. One, "Periodic Monitoring Protocol
and Portable Equipment Guidance," is general in nature and applies
to all parameters and instruments. The other is specific for VOC periodic (portable)
equipment, "Guidance Document for the Use of Periodic Volatile Organic
Compounds (VOC) monitors at small NJ sites".