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2015 Region 3 Air Quality Data

Region 3 air monitoring sites
Description of Region 3 Monitoring Stations
Site No. Station County Address Parameters
1328-01 Millbrook Dutchess Forest Road O3, SO2
3502-04 Newburgh Orange 55 Broadway PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
3527-01 Valley Central Orange 1175 Route 17K, Montgomery O3
3566-02 Wallkill Orange 95 Ballard Road Lead
3566-09 Wallkill Orange 260 Ballard Road Lead
3566-11 Scotchtown Orange 27 Industrial Drive, Middletown Lead
3951-01 Mt. Ninham Putnam Gypsy Trail Road, Kent O3, SO2
4353-02 Rockland County Rockland South Mountain Road, Pomona O3, PM2.5 (Continuous)
5565-03 Belleayre Mountain Ulster Cross Country Ski Area Parking Lot, Highmont O3, SO2
5902-04 White Plains Westchester 240 Orchard Street O3, 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
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 2.18 1.67 1.53 1.33 1.14 0.80 0.86 0.73 0.72 0.63 0.59
Millbrook 1328-01 xx xx xx xx xx xx (0.97) 1.42 2.45 0.65 0.81
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 1.38 1.25 1.19 0.90 0.71 0.50 0.52 0.31 xx xx xx
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
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,643 99 5.8 5.9 6.0 5.9
Millbrook 1328-01 8,632 99 4.5 (13.7) (15.4) --

Footnotes for Region 3 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 3-hr 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 (PM2.5) - Rupprecht & Patashnick Sampler

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. Maximum Values, 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
Newburgh (F) 3502-04 111 22.0
[06/11]
20.5
[09/03]
20.0
[03/01]
20.0 19.3 19.6 19.6 9.0 6.6 8.1 5.9 7.4 7.2 7.1 7.2
Newburgh (T) 3502-04 338 25.3
[07/04]
22.8
[06/11]
20.9
[09/03]
17.0 15.1 19.1 17.1 8.6 5.9 7.1 6.1 6.9 6.5 7.0 6.8
Rockland Co. (T) 4352-02 345 29.5
[06/11]
25.0
[09/03]
21.4
[12/12]
19.5 16.4 19.4 18.4 8.8 6.1 7.5 6.7 7.3 6.6 7.8 7.2
White Plains (T) 5902-04 355 30.1
[06/11]
26.3
[09/03]
21.0
[12/12]
18.3 16.2 20.3 18.3 9.7 6.5 7.6 6.8 7.7 7.4 (8.0) --

Footnotes for Region 3 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

Ozone - Continuous UV Light Absorption

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. 8-Hr Running Average Begin Hour 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
Valley Central 3527-01 8,672 98 1 .084
[06/12, 11]
.074
[05/08, 10]
.074
[05/08, 10]
.072
[09/18, 11]
.057
[09/11]
.060
[07/12]
.072
[09/18]
.063
Rockland County 4353-02 8,704 99 4 .083
[06/12, 10]
.079
[07/13, 08]
.078
[05/08, 11]
.077
[08/27, 11]
.069
[06/27]
.068
[08/27]
.077
[09/18]
.071
White Plains 5902-04 8,702 98 2 .082
[09/17, 10]
.080
[09/18, 10]
.075
[08/17, 10]
.073
[09/02, 09]
.072
[05/31]
.074
[05/7]
.073
[09/02]
.073
Millbrook 1328-01 8,603 97 2 .080
[05/08, 12]
.076
[09/18, 12]
.069
[05/04, 09]
.067
[08/24, 13]
.065
[07/27]
.068
[08/20]
.067
[08/24]
.066
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,619 98 2 .082
[05/08, 11]
.078
[09/18, 11]
.070
[05/04, 11]
.069
[08/24, 12]
.067
[07/27]
.066
[08/20]
.069
[08/24]
.067

Footnotes for Region 3 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

Lead - High Volume Air Samplers (Glass Fiber Filters)

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site
No.
24-Hour Concentrations - µg/m3 THREE MONTH ROLLING AVERAGES
Maximum not to exceed 0.15 ug/m3
Total
Obs.
% Avail Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. Highest Values, µg/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2013 2014 2015
Wallkill 3566-02 58 97 .079 10/27 .045 07/11 .036 12/08 0.03 0.02 0.01
Wallkill 3566-09 58 97 .082 11/20 .058 02/05 .058 02/23 0.11 0.02 0.02
Scotchtown 3566-11 58 97 .017 05/30 .009 11/26 .009 12/02 0.01 0.003 0.003

Footnotes for Region 3 lead data:

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