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2015 Region 2 Air Quality Data

Description of Region 2 Air Monitoring Stations
Map Site No. Station County Address Parameters
B.1 7094-05 Morrisania Bronx 1225-57 Gerard Ave PM2.5 (Continuous)
B.2 7094-07 IS 52 Bronx 681 Kelly St O3, SO2, NO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous), PM10, Lead
B.3 7094-08 IS 74 Bronx 730 Bryant Ave PM2.5 (Continuous)
B.4 7094-10 Pfizer Lab Bronx 200th St & Southern Blvd O3, SO2, NO2, CO, PM2.5
K.1 7095-07 PS 314 Kings 330 59th St PM2.5 (Continuous)
K.2 7095-43 JHS 126 Kings 424 Leonard St PM2.5
K.3 7095-98 PS 274 Kings 800 Bushwick Ave PM2.5 (Continuous)
M.1 7093-08 JHS 45 New York 2351 1st Ave PM2.5
M.2 7093-15 IS 143 New York 511 W 182nd St PM2.5 (Continuous)
M.3 7093-24 Division St New York 40 Division St PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous), PM10
M.4 7093-21 PS 19 New York 185 1st Ave PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
M.5 7093-25 CCNY New York 160 Convent Ave O3, CO, PM2.5 (Continuous)
Q.1 7096-13 Maspeth Library Queens 69-70 Grand Ave PM2.5 (Continuous)
Q.2 7096-15 Queens College Queens Parking Lot 6 O3, SO2, NO2, CO, PM2.5, PM, 2.5 (Continuous), PM10
S.1 7097-01 Susan Wagner Richmond 1200 Manor Road O3
S.2 7097-03 Port Richmond Richmond 364 Port Richmond Ave PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
S.3 7097-17 Freshkills West Richmond 310 West Service Road PM2.5 (Continuous)

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence

Annual Averages 2005 through 2015 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb)
- Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb*)
Station Site No. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
PS 59 7093-10 11.18 9.65 9.75 (10.81) xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Botanical Garden
(Harding Lab/Pfizer Lab)
7094-06 /
7094-10
9.33 6.65 6.67 5.96 5.32 4.83 4.65 3.28 2.44

1.9

1.29
IS 52 7094-07 10.91 8.83 7.86 6.58 6.33 (6.22) xx (2.10) 1.22 1.36 1.83
Queens College 2 7096-15 6.48 5.24 4.89 4.02 3.41 2.83 2.65 1.79 1.22 1.11 0.75

Site 7093-10 was closed on 06/30/08. Sampling was suspended at 7094-07 on 06/24/10 due to building construction and resumed on 08/10/13.

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One Hour Averages
average of 99th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 75 ppb*
Observations 99th Percentile, ppb
Total
Obs.
% Avail 2015 2014 2013 3-yr avg
Botanical Garden (Pfizer Lab) 7094-06 / 7094-10 8,575 98 10.5 15.2 21.8 15.8
IS 52 7094-07 8,592 98 12.6 13.1 16.7 14.1
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,590 98 9.3 12.2 11.8 11.1

Footnotes for Region 2 Sulfur Dioxide data

(Values in parentheses indicate less than 75% available data for all 4 quarters)
* The rule for revised federal standards was signed in June, 2010, providing a primary 1-hr standard of 75 ppb and a secondary standard of 0.5 ppm. However, the 1971 standards remain in effect until one year after an area is designated for the 2010 standard.
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
+ Denotes a contravention of NYS/Federal AAQS

Inhalable Particulates (PM10) - R&P Model 2025 Sampler

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - µg/m3 # of Days > 150 µg/m3 -
Not to exceed an expected avg of one per year
during the last 3 years *
Total
Obs.
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. 2013 2014 2015 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
Division Street 7093-24 60 45 06/11 44 09/03 39 10/21 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
IS 52 7094-07 60 42 06/11 39 03/25 39 09/03 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Queens College 2 7096-15 60 40 09/03 38 06/11 31 03/07 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes for Region 2 PM10 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Inhalable Particulates (PM2.5) - Rupprecht & Patashnick Sampler

(Manhattan sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 12 µg/m3 *;
and average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 35 µg/m3 *)
Station Site
No.
Total
Obs.
MaximumValues, µg/m3 98th Percentile, µg/m3 Quarterly Averages, 2015 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
JHS 45 (F) 7093-08 112 26.7
[09/03]
26.4
[06/11]
25.5
[03/10]
25.5 25.5 20.1 23.7

11.5

8.5 9.3 7.0 9.1 8.8 8.6 8.8
IS 143 (T) 7093-15 345 29.1
[06/11]
28.7
[03/04]
27.0
[09/03]
22.4

22.1

xx xx 13.9 8.6 8.6 9.3 10.1 9.3 xx xx
PS 19 (F) 7093-21 118 28.0
[02/05]
28.0
[02/05]
26.7
[06/11]
26.7 25.6 26.3 26.2 14.3 9.8 10.2 9.6 11.0 (10.6) (11.3) (10.9)
PS 19 (T) 7093-21 360 27.9
[06/11]
27.1
[09/03]
26.3
[12/12]
20.3 20.8 25.5 22.2 11.9 7.1 8.3 8.9 9.1 9.0 (10.6) 9.6
Division St (F) 7093-24 120 27.7
[06/11]
27.6
[09/03]
26.2
[02/08]
26.2 20.5 25.0 23.9 12.1 9.4 10.4 9.1 10.3 (9.8) (9.5) (9.8)
Division St (T) 7093-24 360 29.6
[06/11]
28.9
[09/03]
25.1
[12/12]
19.4 20.6 24.3 21.4 10.3 7.5 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.7 (9.1) (8.8)
CCNY (T) 7093-25 338 26.7
[06/11]
25.7
[09/03]
24.9
[12/12]
21.3 18.8 23.1 21.1 10.0 7.0 8.1 8.0 8.3 7.6 8.1 8.0

Footnotes for Region 2 (Manhattan sites) PM2.5 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
F = Federal Reference Method
T = TEOM (Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance) not for Standards determination
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Inhalable Particulates (PM2.5) - Rupprecht & Patashnick Sampler

(Bronx & Brooklyn sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 12 µg/m3 *;
and average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 35 µg/m3 *)
Station Site No. Total
Obs.
MaximumValues, µg/m3 98th Percentile, µg/m3 Quarterly Averages, 2015 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
Morrisania (T) 7094-05 349 26.3
[06/11]
26.1
[02/18]
25.0
[01/18]
23.2 24.9 29.8 26.0

12.8

7.0 7.6 7.3 8.7 9.5 11.9 10.0
IS 52 (F) 7094-07 117 26.1
[09/03]
25.7
[02/08]
25.7
[02/08]
25.7 23.2 25.5 24.8 11.3 8.2 9.4 7.7 9.1 8.7 9.0 8.9
IS 52 (T) 7094-07 350 28.5
[03/10]
25.7
[06/11]
25.6
[12/12]
24.1 16.2 25.6 22.0 9.5 7.7 8.1 6.8 8.0 7.0 xx xx
IS 74 (T) 7094-08 323 29.3
[09/03]
28.1
[06/11]
24.3
[12/12]
20.5 19.6 21.0 20.4 10.9 7.2 7.3 8.4 8.5 7.8 (8.4) (8.2)
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)(F)
7094-10 119 26.5
[06/11]
26.2
[09/03]
25.5
[07/05]
25.5 27.2 24.6 25.8 12.1 8.7 9.9 7.6 9.6 9.3 9.1 9.3
PS 314 (T) 7095-07 353 28.8
[09/03]
25.8
[06/11]
23.5
[12/12]
18.8 16.5 24.4 19.9 9.4 6.3 7.5 7.2 7.6 7.2 8.2 7.7
JHS 126 (F) 7095-43 113 27.2
[09/03]
25.4
[06/14]
25.2
[02/08]
25.2 20.0 23.7 23.0 11.6 8.3 9.4 7.5 9.2 8.8 9.3 9.1
PS 274 (T) 7095-98 347 28.5
[09/03]
26.3
[06/11]
24.0
[12/12]
18.0 16.2 20.4 18.2 9.0 6.3 7.2 7.1 7.4 7.1 (6.9) (7.1)

Sampling was suspended at 7094-07 from 06/24/10 to 08/30/12 due to building construction.

Footnotes for Region 2 (Bronx & Brooklyn sites) PM2.5 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
F = Federal Reference Method
T = TEOM (Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance) not for Standards determination
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Inhalable Particulates (PM2.5) - Rupprecht & Patashnick Sampler

(Queens & Staten Island Sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 12 µg/m3 *;
and average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 35 µg/m3 *)
Station Site
No.
Total
Obs.
MaximumValues, µg/m3 98th Percentile, µg/m3 Quarterly Averages, 2015 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
Maspeth Library (T) 7096-13 349 30.6
[06/11]
28.7
[09/03]
25.0
[05/11]
18.4 18.3 19.9 18.9 9.7 7.3 7.3 7.9 8.0 7.7 8.6 8.1
Queens College 2 (F) 7096-14 /
7096-15
343 29.0
[12/12]
28.1
[12/07]
26.8
[09/03]
22.7 19.7 25.0 22.5 9.9 7.0 8.3 7.0 8.1 7.8 8.4 8.1
Queens College 2 (T) 7096-14 /
7096-15
361 28.9
[12/12]
28.8
[12/07]
26.7
[09/03]
21.6 20.0 24.9 22.2 8.8 7.1 8.1 6.8 7.7 7.6 8.7 8.0
Port Richmond (F) 7097-03 117 27.4
[02/08]
27.0
[02/08]
24.7
[06/11]
24.7 17.9 18.3 20.3 10.3 7.8 9.0 7.3 8.6 8.6 7.7 8.3
Port Richmond (T) 7097-03 336 32.1
[09/03]
26.7
[12/12]
22.5
[12/13]
20.2 (20.7) 24.6 (21.8) 10.7 7.9 9.8 8.6 9.3 (9.3) (9.6) xx
Freshkills West (T) 7097-17 326 32.7
[09/03]
28.1
[06/11]
25.9
[12/12]
21.0 (16.6) 20.9 (19.5) 9.3 7.0 8.4 8.1 8.2 (7.9) (7.5) xx

Footnotes for Region 2 (Queens & Staten Island sites) PM2.5 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
F = Federal Reference Method
T = TEOM (Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance) not for standards determination
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Carbon Monoxide - Continuous Gas Filter Correlation

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One-Hour Average
Maximum not to exceed 35 ppm more than
once per calendar year *
Running 8-Hour Average (Non-Overlapping)
Maximum not to exceed 9 ppm more than
once per calendar year *
Observations Highest Values, ppm Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail >35 ppm 1st 2nd 3rd Total >9
ppm
1st 2nd Days >
9 ppm
CCNY 7093-25 8,405 96 0 2.7
[3/10, 08]
2.3
[03/10, 07]
2.1
[03/10, 09]
8,446 0 1.8
[03/10, 11]
1.5
[12/02, 16]
0
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,640 99 0 2.1
[02/04, 19]
2.0
[03/10, 07]
1.9
[01/28, 17]
8,709 0 1.6
[01/29, 00]
1.6
[03/10, 08]
0
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,497 97 0 2.1
[03/10, 07]
1.9
[03/10, 08]
1.8
[11/04, 00]
8,343 0 1.2
[03/10, 08]
1.4
[11/03, 07]
0

Footnotes for Region 2 Carbon Monoxide data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* New York and Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
+ Denotes a contravention of NYS/Federal AAQS (Note: 9 ppm standard is not exceeded unless 8-hour avg > 9.4 ppm)

Ozone - Continuous UV Light Absorption

(Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One Hour Averages 4th Highest Daily Maximum 8-Hour Average
(Not to exceed an avg of 0.075 ppm during the last 3 years,
changed to 0.070 ppm beginning 1/1/2016*)
Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail Days
> .075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2014 2015 Avg
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,682 98 1 .081
[09/17, 10]
.075
[08/15, 10]
.074
[06/11, 11]
.072
[08/17, 10]
.068
[07/17]
.070
[06/17]
.072
[08/17]
.070
IS 52 7094-07 8,526 98 1 .078
[09/17, 10]
.073
[08/15, 10]
.065
[09/18, 10]
.063
[7/29, 10]
.071
[05/30]
.071
[08/05]
.063
[07/29]
.068
Susan Wagner
(Operated 01/01 -1/12)
7097-01 6,016 97 4 .085
[09/17, 11]
.081
[09/03, 13]
.080
[06/11, 11]
.079
[07/28, 10]
.071
[08/21]
.072
[06/02]
.079
[07/28]
.074

Footnotes for Region 2 (Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island sites) Ozone data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Ozone - Continuous UV Light Absorption

(Manhattan and Queens sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One Hour Averages 4th Highest Daily Maximum 8-Hour Average
(Not to exceed an avg of 0.075 ppm during the last 3 years,
changed to 0.070 ppm beginning 1/1/2016*)
Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail Days
> .075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2014 2015 Avg
CCNY 7093-25 8,594 99 1 .077
[09/17, 11]
.074
[08/15, 10]
.073
[06/11, 11]
.071
[07/29, 10]
.062
[05/30]
.065
[07/08]
.071
[07/29]
.066
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,584 98 3 .081
[06/11, 11]
.079
[09/17, 11]
.076
[08/15, 11]
.073
[08/16, 09]
.071
[07/18]
.063
[07/08]
.073
[08/16]
.069

Footnotes for Region 2 (Manhattan and Queens sites) Ozone data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS

Nitrogen Dioxide - Continuous Chemiluminescence

Annual Averages 2005 through 2015
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 53 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Botanical Garden
(Harding Lab/Pfizer Lab)
7094-06/
7094-10
26.59 24.82 24.55 22.91 21.85 20.10 20.86 18.6 18.37 17.2 17.16
IS 52 7094-07 28.79 26.46 25.65 25.18 24.57 (24.94) xx (20.8) 20.67 19.88 20.13
Queens College 2 7096-15 24.52 23.46 22.94 22.51 20.91 19.28 (21.62) 17.5 17.5 16.75 17.16

Sampling was terminated at 7096-09 on 01/05/06 and at 7093-10 on 06/30/08. Sampling was suspended at 7094-07 on 06/24/10 due to building construction and resumed on 08/10/13.

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One-Hour Averages - average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 100 ppb *
Observations 98th Percentile, ppb Highest Values, ppb
Total %
Avail
2013 2014 2015 3-yr avg 1st 2nd 3rd
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,616 98 59.1 56.2 60.7 58.7 78.1
[03/10, 08]
70.8
[02/04, 19]
70.0
[03/10, 07]
IS 52 7094-07 8,592 98 60.4 64.9 67.6 64.3 121.7
[03/10, 07]
93.5
[03/10, 08]
89.8
[03/10, 06]
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,287 95 58.6 58.5 63.4 60.2 97.8
[03/10, 07]
91.5
[03/10, 06]
81.6
[03/25, 06]

Footnotes for Region 2 Nitrogen Dioxide data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* New York and Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
+ Denotes a contravention of NYS/Federal AAQS

Lead - PM10 Samplers

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - ug/m3

THREE MONTH ROLLING AVERAGES
Maximum not to exceed 0.15 ug/m3

Total
Obs.
%
Avail
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. Highest Values, ug/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2013 2014 2015
IS 52 7094-07 60 100 .0181 04/24 .0118 03/25 .0078 10/21 0.005 0.004 .0061

Sampling terminated at 7094-05 was terminated on 06/30/12 and monitor moved back to 7094-07.

Footnotes for Region 2 Lead (PM10) data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
+ Denotes a contravention of Federal AAQS