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Volatile Organics Network Description

The Toxics Monitoring Network was expanded statewide in 1990. Of the initial design for 20 stations, up to eighteen became operational (including the expanded Fresh Kills landfill monitoring). The sample collection consists of "Summa" polished and glass lined canisters which collect an air sample drawn by pumps at a controlled air flow rate.

The objectives of the network are:

  1. Provide a consistent, high quality, long term database to define air quality for VOC's.
  2. Measure Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in industrial areas.
  3. Measure VOCs in urban and suburban areas.
  4. Measure VOC background concentrations in a rural area.
  5. Track industry in their effort to reduce or control VOC emissions.
  6. Track changes in the air quality in relation to the control of motor vehicle VOC emissions.

Sample collection and analysis using new techniques began in December 1998 at three sites. Official startup was January 6, 1999. No shakedown period was necessary, as this method has been in use as quality control for other monitoring since 1994. Four other stations have were added during the startup year. The Niagara Falls CAM station was added in February, Fresh Kills landfill was added in June, Whiteface Mountain and College Point, Queens in July. Table 1 contains the site information for Statewide VOC monitoring up to 2002.

TABLE 1
Site Table for Statewide Network 1990 to 2002
SITE NAME ABBREVIATED NAME SITE# COUNTY
Zip Code
START/END
DATE
SITE
CHARACTER
LOCATION CODES
(NYTM-m)
Lackawanna
Simon and Ridge Rd.
LKWANA
LK
1402-14 Erie
14218
10/20/90-12/30/98
8/99-12/31/10
Industrial 185,306.0755 E
4,748,827.1260 N
Niagara Falls CAM
Girard and 61st Rd.
NF CAM 3102-09 Niagara
14304
1/90-9/97 Urban 175,000 E
4,777,900 N
Niagara Falls CAM
Frontier Ave.
NF 3102-25
36-063-1858
Niagara
14304
2/99-present Urban 174,302.9155 E
4,777,712.7480 N
Jefferson MS
Edgarton Park
JEFF MS 2701-12 Monroe
14615
1/90-6/96 Urban 285,800 E
4,783,000 N
Merrill St.
Kodak Pk.
MERL ST 2701-21 Monroe
14615
1/90-12/98 Industrial 286,399 E
4,786,676 N
Willsboro Bay
State Boat Launch
WILLS B 1566-01 Essex
12996
1/05/90-8/28/96 Rural 628,400 E
4,917,500 N
Whiteface Base Lodge
Summit Access Rd.
WF 1567-04
36-031-0003
Essex
12996
8/96-12/98
7/99-present
Rural 590,879.3360 E
4,916,167.5720 N
Troy Atrium
4th St.
TROY
US
4102-99 (99)
36-083-1003
Rensselaer
14033
7/04/90-12/30/98
1/99-12/31/10
Urban 607,311.6432 E
4,731,810.8460 N
PS 59
228 East 57th St
MP 7093-10
36-061-0056
Manhattan
10022
8/02-present Urban 587,234.5447 E
4,512,537.0276 N
NY Botanical Gardens
185th St. & So. Blvd.
BG 7094-06
36-005-0083
Bronx
10458
1/99-present Urban 594,321.7094 E
4,524,469.5780 N
IS 52
681 Kelly, E156th
BS 7094-07
36-005-0110
Bronx
10455
1/03-present Urban 592,594.3117E
4,518,929.7284 N
Eastern Dist. HS EAST HS 7095-97
36-047-0099
Kings
11406
4/05/90-12/30/98 Urban 589,540 E
4,507,123 N
PS 274
800 Bushwick Ave.
PS 7095-98
36-047-0118
Kings
11406
2/00-present Urban 590,591.0819 E
4,505,404.9950 N
QueensBorough CC QC 7096-08
36-081-0097
Queens
11364
1/99-12/01 Urban 604,800 E
4,512,185 N
College Point PO
140-07 15th Ave.
CP 7096-09
36-081-0098
Queens
11364
8/99-present Urban 597,237.2381 E
4,515,440.9830 N
PS219
14439 Gravett Rd.
QC 7096-14
36-081-0124
Queens 7/01-present Urban 599,367.9484 E
4,510,139.6380 N
Canal St. PO
350 Canal St.
MC 8100-02
36-061-0062
Manhattan
11013
7/02-present Urban 584,110.760 E
4,508,210.1390 N
PS 26
Victory Blvd.
PS 26 7097-02 Richmond
10314
1/90-12/98 Suburban 568,500 E
4,493,400 N
Port Richmond PO
364 Port Richmond Ave.
PT RICH 7097-03
36-085-0055
Richmond
10302
1/90-12/98 Urban 572,970.520 E
4,498,378.0185 N
Staten Island Mall
Richmond Ave.
SI MALL 7097-07 Richmond
10314
1/90-12/93 Light Industrial 570,400 E
4,493,400 N
District 2 Sanitation
Richmond Ave.
D2Gar 7097-08 Richmond
10314
10/94-12/98 Source Perimeter
IS75 IS75 7097-09 Richmond 10/94-12/98 Source Neighborhood
Section 1/9 Sec1/9 7097-10 Richmond
10314
10/94-4/97 Source On-Site
Composting Facility CompFac 7097-11 Richmond
10314
10/94-4/97 Source On-Site
Met Tower
Landfill Main Entrance
Met Twr 7097-12 Richmond
10314
10/94-12/97 Source Upwind
Unloading Zone 2 Unld Z2
FZ
7097-13 Richmond
10314
10/94-12/98
8/01-present
Source On-Site 569,037.6144 E
4,492,245.1522 N
Arthur Kill Rd. AK Rd 7097-14 Richmond
10312
1/95-4/97 Source Perimeter
Richmond Ave. Rch Ave 7097-15 Richmond
10314
1/95-7/98 Source Perimeter
PS-69 PS-69 7097-16 Richmond 10/94-12/98 Source Neighborhood
Fresh Kills West
Landfill Rd.
FW 7097-17
36-085-0111
Richmond
10314
4/99-present Source Upwind 567,815.0253 E
4,492,439.8859 N
Fresh Kills East
Richmond Ave.
FE 7097-19 Richmond
10314
12/01-present Source Perimeter 570,337.2504 E
4,493,361.9078 N
LaTourette Golf Course
Forest Hill & Richmond
FG 7097-20 Richmond
10314
4/02-present Source Neighborhood 571,804.5266 E
4,492,548.2595 N