Appendix A

NOS Program Office Report


Potential New Sites

FL98    Lido Key
            Sarasota Bay Estuary Program/EPA Region IV
            4.5 kM SW of Sarasota
            AIRMON

NJ00    Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge
            USFWS- Ellen Porter
            10kM SSE of Atlantic City, NJ
            NADP

VI01     Virgin Islands National Park- Lind Point
            National Park Service- K. Tonnessen
            supplies shipped 4.2.98
            on-line due 4.14.98
            NADP


New Site Start-ups

ME96  Wolfes Neck Farm
            Maine Department of Environmental Protection-Leighton Carver
            26 kM NE of Portland, ME near Casco Bay
            NADP
            on-line 1.13.98 (off)

UT09   Canyonlands National Park- Islands in the Sky
            National Park Service-K. Tonnessen
            50 kM E of Moab, UT
            NADP
            on-line 11.18.97 (off)


Site Stops

NONE

GA20   lapse
            gap from 10.21.97 to 12.9.97
            Contracting problem involving QST, Inc., old site operation sponsor, CASTNET


Site moves

PROBABLE

ME98   Acadia National Park
            NPS unifying siting for DISPro
            current site immediate and further long-term problem with surrounding tree height
            move very probable in 1998
            distance approximately 200 meters

POSSIBLE

LA12    Iberia Research Station
            Agr. Experiment Station wishes to improve wet season access
            unify monitoring projects

OR02     Alsea Guard Station
            Station to be closed in FY98
            access to area

PERFORMED

GA99   Chula
            operator arrived at site after vacation to find a new powerline pole had been placed within about 15 feet of
                collector
            continual problems with proximity to irrigated area- irrigation water falling on site several times during growing
                season
            site moved 30 meters on 12.1.97



Advanced Technology Systems (ATS) Training Session


ATS NADP/NTN System and Performance Review

Data to ATS
   SITEDATA
        30m sketches
        discussion

Data from ATS
   call or FAX requesting supplies, components
        database
        new 30m sketches
        photos(digital soon)

Follow up from CAL
   supplies
        documents
        equipment

Follow-up from PO (planned)
   letters to sites
        variances
        operations

Summaries to NOS
   What does committee desire?

Problems
   siting criteria (how to have ATS objectively evaluate)



NADP Field Operator Training Course


    Postponed in May due to concerns about renovation projects at ISWS
    Planned for mid- September