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2013 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
3502-04 Newburgh Orange 55 Broadway PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continous)
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 (Continous)
5565-03 Belleayre Mountain Ulster Cross Counry Ski Area Parking Lot, Highmont O3, SO2
5902-04 White Plains Westchester 240 Orchard Street O3, PM2.5 (Continous)

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence

Annual Averages 2003 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
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 2.41 2.22 2.18 1.67 1.53 1.33 1.14 0.80 0.86 0.73 0.72
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 1.68 1.27 1.38 1.25 1.19 0.90 0.71 0.50 0.52 0.31 xxx
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
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,440 96 6.0 7.1 10.6 7.9
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 xxx xxx xxx 3.9 7.0 xxx

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 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 *,changed from 65 µg/m3 on 12/17/06)
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
Newburgh (F) 3502-04 113 28.7
[12/03]
20.5
[01/28]
19.6
[10/31]
19.6 20.2 20.8 20.2 6.8 6.7 (7.0) 7.7 7.1 7.8 8.6 --
Newburgh (T) 3502-04 350 25.2
[12/03]
23.1
[01/09]
23.0
[12/04]
19.1 19.3 20.9 19.8 8.3 5.7 6.4 7.7 7.0 7.5 8.4 7.6
Rockland Co. (T) 4352-02 353 29.4
[07/19]
27.8
[07/20]
27.4
[09/11]
19.4 18.7 22.3 20.1 8.1 6.9 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.4 8.1 7.8
White Plains (T) 5902-04 315 29.2
[09/11]
28.7
[07/19]
24.3
[01/09]
20.3 18.8 24.5 21.2 (8.3) 7.0 8.0 8.6 (8.0) 7.2 9.0 --

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 2013
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 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
Valley Central 3527-01 8,243 92 0 .060
[07/27, 11]
.060
[09/20, 11]
.057
[04/28, 11]
.057
[09/11, 09]
.067
[05/26]
.065
[08/04]
.057
[09/11]
.063
Rockland County 4353-02 8,651 99 1

.083
[09/11, 11]

.075
[05/31, 11]
.071
[07/19, 11]
.069
[06/27, 10]
.074
[06/28]
.079
[08/09]
.069
[06/27]
.074
White Plains 5902-04 8,678 99 2 .081
[09/11, 08]
.079
[07/19, 10]
.075
[07/09, 11]
.072
[05/31, 09]
.076
[07/11]
.079
[08/31]
.072
[05/31]
.075
Millbrook 1328-01 8,527 97 0 .070
[09/11, 11]
.067
[04/28, 11]
.067
[05/31, 13]
.065
[07/27, 11]
.072
[06/07]
.075
[08/09]
.065
[07/27]
.070
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,503 99 0 .073
[05/31, 11]
.068
[09/11, 09]
.067
[04/28, 11]
.067
[07/27, 10]
.068
[06/28]
.069
[08/25]
.067
[07/27]
.068
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx .071
[06/07]
.067
[07/13]
xxx --

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 2013
Station Site
No.
24-Hour Concentrations - µg/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, µg/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2011 2012 2013
Wallkill 3566-02 54 88 .099 06/27 .077 10/25 .074 04/10 0.10 0.02 0.03
Wallkill 3566-09 58 95 1.000 03/23 .16 08/14 .113 03/29 1.03 0.06 0.11
Scotchtown 3566-11 58 92 .036 09/07 .009 02/03 .008 01/28 0.01 0.01 0.01

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