Read
the DNR report on industrial sand mining in Wisconsin [PDF].
Contact information
For information on air quality monitoring, contact:
Gail Good
608-266-1058

Air monitoring map for industrial sand mine/processing plants

Industrial sand operations that have a requirement in their permit to monitor for particulate matter must provide ambient monitoring data to the DNR. The DNR Air Management Program works with industrial sand facilities to provide technical assistance and review of any required monitor sites near the facilities.

Particulate data from industrial sand mines is monitored using U.S. EPA approved filter-based methods. The filters are prepared in a laboratory and installed in the field to collect samples. Filters are then collected from the field sites and returned to the laboratory for analysis. The analyzed data is submitted monthly to the DNR and quality assured by DNR air monitoring staff. The quality assured data is compiled into plots and posted to the interactive map below and entered into the following Excel spreadsheet approximately 60-90 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Quality assured data through June 2014

Updated data posted on 10/6/14.

Interactive map

To view information on a site, click on the pinpoints. You may need to zoom in on the map to differentiate between pinpoints. Each pinpoint contains:

  • a link to an Adobe PDF plot of the quality assured data;
  • the Facility Identification (FID), which is a unique 9-digit number that can be used to identify each permitted facility in Wisconsin; and
  • the Aerometric Information Retrieval System Identification (AIRS ID), which is a unique identifier for each monitoring site in the US.

The information shown on these maps has been obtained from various sources, and are of varying age, reliability and resolution. These maps are not intended to be used for navigation, nor are these maps an authoritative source of information about legal land ownership or public access. Users of these maps should confirm the ownership of land through other means in order to avoid trespassing. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, applicability for a particular use, completeness or legality of the information depicted on this map.

Last revised: Monday October 06 2014