Area Designations for the 2012 Annual Fine Particle (PM2.5) Standard
Where You LiveThe links on this page will direct you to information about designations recommendations for the fine particle standards for where you live, and will provide information about air quality conditions in your area.
State Designations: This site will be updated following states’ submittal of area designation recommendations to EPA (anticipated December 2013).
Tribal Designations: This site will be updated following tribes’ submittal of area designation recommendations to EPA (anticipated December 2013).
Link to the AIRNow Web site for real-time displays of current ozone and particle pollution.
Webcams - The Effect of Fine Particle Pollution on Visibility Conditions
Link to a number of webcams in urban areas, national parks, and other scenic areas around the country. Fine particles scatter light and are a principle cause of poor visibility conditions.
Air Quality Forecast
Link to the AIRNow Web site for next-day air quality forecasts for hundreds of American cities.