DEP staff member from the Bureau of Air Monitoring and Mobile Sources sets up canisters to conduct air sampling in Apalachicola.
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEP put in place additional air monitoring in
response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Currently there is
no active special air monitoring related to the spill. During
the active response period, DEP conducted regular monitoring in
Fort Walton Beach and Apalachicola (Eastpoint). All sampling
results collected showed Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
values well below levels of concern for public health.
Complete data collected by DEP is available for
Fort Walton Beach
and Apalachicola (Eastpoint). EPA conducted daily
monitoring in Pensacola and Panama City during the oil spill.
EPA data is available at:
www.epa.gov/bpspill/air.html. Regular air quality
information and data is available on the DEP website at: