Guidance Note on Site Safety Requirements for Air Emissions Monitoring (AG1)

Version 4

Summary: This guidance note describes the facilities and work practices that must be in place for the safe and effective monitoring of air emissions.

Published: 2020

Pages: 32

Filesize: 660 KB

Format: pdf


This guidance note is intended for use by the licensed operator, the environmental monitoring service provider and EPA staff that have an involvement in air emissions monitoring. It provides guidance on:

  • The selection of a suitable sampling location
  • Access, facilities, and services required
  • Safety considerations

The Health and Safety aspects of stack testing must always receive priority. The importance of monitoring environmental emissions should never be placed ahead of the health and safety of personnel whose job it is to conduct the monitoring.


Revision Updated: February 2020