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J. C. de M. XAVIER, “Análise da Disponibilidade da Rede Automática de Monitoramento da Qualidade do ar e seus Reflexos no Licenciamento Ambiental Realizado em Sao Paulo,” Master Dissertation, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Sao Jose dos Campos, 2011.
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  • TITLE: Air Quality Monitoring and Its Implication on the Environmental Licensing Process in Brazil

    AUTHORS: José Carlos de Moura Xavier, Wilson Cabral de Sousa Junior

    KEYWORDS: Air Quality Monitoring; Public Policies; Environmental Licensing

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol.5 No.1, January 23, 2014

    ABSTRACT: In the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, public policies regarding the air quality aimed at the welfare of the population are strongly dependent on monitoring conducted by the Sao Paulo State Environmental Company (CETESB), which can be influenced by faulty monitors and equipment support and cuts in power supply, among others. A research conducted from 1998 to 2008 indicated that a significant portion of the air quality automatic stations in the state of Sao Paulo did not meet the criterion of representativeness of measurements of PM10, NO2, O3, CO and SO2 concentrations which resulted in the classification of some municipalities as the nonattainment area, a situation evidenced for PM10 and O3 parameters. The network unavailability for each parameter was estimated and compared with the monitoring networks operated in Canada and the UK. This paper discusses the implications of the lack of representativeness of measurements in the environmental licensing process of pollution sources from 2008, when by the effect of state law, municipalities have been qualified according to their air quality nonattainment level.