The Air Quality System (AQS) is EPA's repository of ambient air quality data. AQS stores data from over 10,000 monitors, 5000 of which are currently active. As discussed in more detail elsewhere, State, Local and Tribal agencies collect the data and submit it to AQS on a periodic basis.
This area is primarily intended for direct users of AQS, i.e., those in the state, local and tribal agencies and within EPA who load data into the AQS database or use data from this database for analysis.
Precision & Accuracy Data - Brief description of the difference between P& A data and other AQS data, and spreadsheets to generate P& A data in data input transaction format.
AQS Conferences - Information about upcoming conferences and handouts from the previous conferences. These conferences are generally held once each year.
Frequent Questions - Questions and answers about AQS, sorted by topic.
Memos - Memos and E-mails generally sent to all registered AQS users. (Release notes for the AQS Web application are found via the AQS Web Change Log page.)
User Registration - Steps to obtain an AQS User ID. Generally, only personnel from federal, state, local, or tribal agencies providing data to the EPA or analyzing that data for their agency may register.