Air quality monitoring for regulatory purposes
Air quality around the world is typically managed through a range of country and state regulations. These regulations set conditions on how certain classes of activities (e.g. a type of industry) may be undertaken and details environmental assessment procedures. This process identifies and assesses the potential impacts of a proposed project and develops measures to eliminate, minimize or manage those impacts.
Airshed planning (management), which involves a variety of government jurisdictions and other stakeholders, is another important way governments address air pollution.