Surface Lead Study

The County engaged Jacobs Engineering to analyze surface lead levels at Reid-Hillview and San Martin Airports.

Airborne Lead Study

Board of Supervisors Actions

Fuel Specific Documents and Sites of Interest

EPA’s Data and Analysis of Piston-Engine Aircraft Emissions of Lead at U.S. Airports​

The EPA is evaluating the air quality impact of lead emissions from aircraft using leaded aviation gasoline as described in the Federal Lead Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts and in response to the petitioner’s requests.

The materials provided below describe methods to calculate airport lead inventories, fact sheets on air quality monitoring at airports, a report and fact sheet on model-extrapolated estimates of lead concentrations at airports, and estimates of the number of people who live near or attend school near airports.

Following is a list of additional documents related to the ongoing study of airborne lead at airports and the development of unleaded aviation fuel.


2018 Public Comments

All public comments received regarding the perceived hazards associated with leaded aviation gasoline are provided below.

Anissa Mohler 12/02/2018

California Pilots Association 12/02/2018

    SCAPA EPA Lead Monitoring at the San Carlos Airport 04/20/2015



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