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2013 Region 2 Air Quality Data

Region 2 air monitoring sites
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), Lead
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), PM10
M.5 7093-25 CCNY New York 160 Convent Ave O3, CO, PM2.5, 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, PM2.5PM, 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 2001 through 2013 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard
(12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb*)
Station Site No. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
PS 59 7093-10 (13.89) (10.19) 11.18 9.65 9.75 (10.81) xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
Botanical Garden
(Harding Lab/Pfizer Lab)
7094-06 /
7094-10
8.64 8.70 9.33 6.65 6.67 5.96 5.32 4.83 4.65 3.28 2.44
IS 52 7094-07 10.62 10.27 10.91 8.83 7.86 6.58 6.33 (6.22) xxx (2.10) 1.22
Queens College 2 7096-15 6.94 5.48 6.48 5.24 4.89 4.02 3.41 2.83 2.65 1.79 1.22

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 2013
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 2013 2012 2011 3-yr avg
Botanical Garden (Pfizer Lab) 7094-06 / 7094-10 8,606 98 21.8 29.7 41.3 30.9
IS 52 7094-07 8,461 97 16.7 22.5 xxx xxx
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,516 97 11.8 19.0 29.6 20.1

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 2013
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. 2011 2012 2013 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
PS 19 7093-21 120 46 12/03 40 02/15 40 10/04 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Division Street 7093-24 117 47 12/03 39 02/15 38 05/22 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
IS 52 7094-07 56 39 02/15 35 01/28 34 10/31 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Queens College 2 7096-15 55 33 02/15 32 01/28 32 05/22 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 2013
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 15 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, 2013 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
JHS 45 (F) 7093-08 116 30.4
[12/03]
25.1
[01/28]
20.1
[10/04]
20.1 21.3 25.2 22

8.8

8.4 9.0 8.4 8.6 9.3 10.7 9.5
IS 143 (T) 7093-15 245

30.8
[09/11]

30.0
[12/04]
28.2
[12/03]

(27.3)

xxx (34.5) -- -- 6.8 8.9 11.4 (9.0) xxx (15.4) --
PS 19 (F) 7093-21 113 32.4
[12/03]
28.4
[01/28]
26.3
[02/15]
26.3 24.9 26.4 26 12.8 10.1 10.2 (12.0) (11.3) 11.7 12.1 (11.7)
PS 19 (T) 7093-21 245 29.0
[12/04]
28.6
[07/19]
26.5
[09/11]
25.5 23.1 29.6 26 (15.4) (8.2) 8.5 10.3 (10.6) 10.0 11.9 (10.8)
Division St (F) 7093-24 104 32.2
[12/03]
25.3
[01/28]
25.0
[02/15]
25.0 24.0 26.8 25 10.1 (8.5) 9.4 9.8 (9.5) 11.0 12.0 (10.8)
Division St (T) 7093-24 296 30.2
[12/04]
26.2
[12/03]
25.9
[09/11]
24.3 19.7 23.8 23 10.0 8.6 (8.2) 9.7 (9.1) 9.6 10.8 (9.8)
CCNY (T) 7093-25 342 28.4
[12/02]
31.5
[07/19]
27.0
[12/04]
23.1 17.3 24.1 22 9.1 6.1 8.2 9.2 8.1 8.8 10.4 9.1

Sampling resumed at 7093-15 on 04/10/13.

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 2013
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 15 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, 2013 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
Morrisania (T) 7094-05 275 40.2
[01/24]
36.7
[01/23]
32.5
[01/29]
29.8 (26.1)F 27.0F --

(15.6)

9.6 9.7 (12.6) 11.9 xxx 11.6F --
IS 52 (F) 7094-07 122 29.7
[12/03]
26.0
[01/28]
25.5
[02/15]
25.5 (23.7) xxx -- 9.5 8.6 8.7 9.0 9.0 xxx xxx --
IS 52 (T) 7094-07 222 35.0
[01/09]
31.4
[01/29]
26.6
[07/19]
25.6 (26.0) xxx -- 9.6 9.0 -- -- xxx xxx xxx --
IS 74 (T) 7094-08 320 27.6
[09/11]
25.1
[07/19]
25.0
[12/03]
21.0 25.1 28.3 24.8 (8.8) 7.9 7.7 9.0 (8.4) 10.3 12.0 (10.2)
PS 154 (T) 7094-09 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 23.7 26.5 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 9.0 11.2 --
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)(F)
7094-10 120 28.7
[12/03]
27.6
[01/28]
24.6
[02/15]
24.6 25.1 23.0 24.2 10.1 8.6 8.6 9.2 9.1 9.6 10.2 9.6
PS 314 (T) 7095-07 356 38.2
[01/09]
32.9
[01/07]
29.7
[01/08]
24.4 21.3 22.7 22.8 10.7 6.9 7.3 8.0 8.2 9.3 9.7 9.1
JHS 126 (F) 7095-43 114 32.1
[12/03]
25.6
[01/28]
23.7
[02/15]
23.7 22.1 24.3 23.4 10.3 8.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.7 10.3 9.8
IS 293 (T) 7095-44 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 21.5 23.8 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 9.2 10.2 --
PS 274 (T) 7095-98 267 24.1
[01/29]
22.8
[01/09]
22.1
[12/04]
20.4 21.3 21.9 21.2 9.8 7.4 (3.7) 6.9 (6.9) 8.9 10.0 (8.6)

Sampling was suspended at 7094-07 from 06/24/10 to 08/30/12 due to building construction. Site 7094-09 was closed on 12/31/12. Site 7095-44 was closed on 12/31/12.

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, and Staten Island Sites)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2013
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 15 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, 2013 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
Maspeth Library (T) 7096-13 351 26.8
[07/19]
25.9
[09/11]
25.5
[01/29]
19.9 20.1 23.6 21.2 9.8 7.2 8.2 9.4 8.6 8.7 10.3 9.2
Queens College 2 (F) 7096-14 /
7096-15
333 30.0
[12/04]
29.9
[12/03]
29.2
[01/09]
25.0 20.5 24.7 23.4 8.6 7.2 9.0 8.6 8.4 8.5 9.4 8.8
Queens College 2 (T) 7096-14 /
7096-15
335 30.4
[12/03]
30.2
[01/29]
29.4
[12/04]
24.9 (20.8) 26.0 (23.9) 8.7 8.6 8.4 9.1 8.7 (10.6) (9.5) --
Port Richmond (F) 7097-03 104 27.1
[01/28]
22.1
[02/15]
18.3
[10/04]
18.3 22.1 23.2 21.2 8.2 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.7 9.4 9.9 9.0
Port Richmond (T) 7097-03 303 30.0
[07/19]
29.7
[12/02]
27.8
[12/03]
24.6 22.6 24.9 24.0 (10.1) 7.8 9.1 11.5 (9.6) 9.9 (10.7) --
Freshkills West (T) 7097-17 260 23.6
[12/02]
23.2
[01/09]
22.7
[12/04]
20.9 (22.8) 21.0 (21.6) 8.7 6.2 (7.0) 8.2 (7.5) -- 9.3 --

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 2013
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 8,432 96 0

1.8
[12/20, 03]

1.8
[12/20, 04]
1.6
[01/09, 07]
8,431 0 1.5
[12/20, 08]
1.2
[06/10, 02]
0
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,579 98 0 2.1
[12/20, 07]
2.0
[02/11, 12]
1.8
[01/09, 10]
8,613 0 1.5
[12/20, 08]
1.3
[01/09, 11]
0
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,462 96 0 2.0
[01/09, 08]
1.9
[01/09, 07]
1.6
[01/09, 06]
8,283 0 1.4
[01/09, 11]
1.0
[02/11, 20]
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 2013
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 from 0.08 ppm on 5/27/08*)
Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail Days
> .075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2011 2012 2013 Avg
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,697 99 1 .076
[08/21, 10]
.072
[05/30, 10]
.070
[07/19, 10]
.068
[07/17, 11]
.079
[07/07]
.076
[05/28]
.068
[07/17]
.074
IS 52 7094-07 8,352 95 0 .074
[07/17, 11]
.073
[07/19, 11]
.072
[06/24, 09]
.071
[05/30, 10]
xxx .068
[08/17]
.071
[05/30]
xxx
Susan Wagner
(Operated 01/01 -1/12)
7097-01 7,506 99 1 .086
[07/17, 11]
.073
[07/09, 10]
.071
[07/19, 09]
.071
[08/21, 10]
.087
[07/22]
.078
[06/28]
.071
[08/21]
.078 +

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 2013
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 from 0.08 ppm on 5/27/08*)
Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail Days
> .075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2011 2012 2013 Avg
CCNY 7093-25 8,579 98 0 .073
[07/17, 11]
.069
[08/21, 10]
.063
[07/19, 10]
.062
[05/30, 11]
.080
[06/08]
.074
[07/06]
.062
[5/30]
.072
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,389 96 2 .080
[07/19, 10]
.073
[07/17, 10]
.072
[07/09, 10]
.071
[07/18, 10]
.084
[06/07]
.082
[08/31]
.071
[07/18]
.079+

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 2003 through 2013
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard
(12 month average not to exceed 53 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Botanical Garden
(Harding Lab/Pfizer Lab)
7094-06/
7094-10
26.68 24.37 26.59 24.82 24.55 22.91 21.85 20.10 20.86 18.6 18.37
IS 52 7094-07 30.19 29.67 28.79 26.46 25.65 25.18 24.57 (24.94) xxx (20.8) 20.67
Queens College 2 7096-15 26.72 24.74 24.52 23.46 22.94 22.51 20.91 19.28 (21.62) 17.5 17.5

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 2013
Station Site No. One-Hour Averages - average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 75 ppb *
Observations 98th Percentile, ppb Highest Values, ppb
Total %
Avail
2001 2012 2013 3-yr avg 1st 2nd 3rd
Botanical Gardens
(Pfizer Lab)
7094-10 8,633 99 60.7 59.2 59.1 59.7 73.3
[0/29, 20]
72.7
[01/09, 10]
65.9
[05/16, 21]
IS 52 7094-07 8,434 96 xxx (20.8) 60.4 -- 85.6
[01/09, 10]
74.9
[01/09, 09]
72.8
[02/11, 07]
Queens College 2 7096-15 8,429 96 66.3 56.6 58.6 60.5 80.7
[01/09, 08]
70.4
[01/09, 07]
63.4
[04/08, 07]

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 2013
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - ug/m3

THREE MONTH ROLLING AVERAGES
Maximum not to exceed 0.15 ug/m3, effective
beginning 1/1/13 * (the old standard of 1.5 ug/m3
will remain in force until that date)

Total
Obs.
%
Avail
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. Highest Values, ug/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2011 2012 2013
Morrisania 7094-05 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 0.008 -- xxx
IS 52 7094-07 58 95 .0127 09/19 .0117 02/15 .0102 04/10 xxx -- 0.005

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