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2014 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 2004 through 2014 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb*)
Station Site No. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 2.22 2.18 1.67 1.53 1.33 1.14 0.80 0.86 0.73 0.72 0.63
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 1.27 1.38 1.25 1.19 0.90 0.71 0.50 0.52 0.31 xxx xxx
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and
Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2014
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
2014 2013 2012 3-yr
avg
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,614 96 5.9 6.0 7.1 6.3
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 xxx xxx xxx xxx 3.9 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 2014
(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, 2014 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2014 2013 2012 3-yr avg 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2014 2013 2012 3-yr avg
Newburgh (F) 3502-04 120 22.9
[02/05]
22.1
[02/19]
19.3
[10/31]
19.3 19.6 20.2 19.7 9.3 5.9 7.8 5.8 7.2 7.1 7.8 7.3
Newburgh (T) 3502-04 352 18.9
[02/19]
18.1
[01/10]
16.5
[02/14]
15.1 19.1 19.3 18.0 9.3 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.5 7.0 7.5 6.9
Rockland Co. (T) 4352-02 349 19.5
[01/10]
17.7
[02/15]
17.4
[02/01]
16.4 19.4 18.7 18.1 9.5 5.3 5.8 6.1 6.6 7.8 7.4 7.3
White Plains (T) 5902-04 360 18.6
[02/01]
18.3
[02/15]
18.2
[02/02]
16.2 20.3 18.8 18.5 10.1 5.5 6.4 7.6 7.4 (8.0) 7.2 --

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 2014
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 2012 2013 2014 Avg
Valley Central 3527-01 8,606 99 0 .069
[08/20, 12]
.063
[04/13, 11]
.062
[07/07, 09]
.060
[07/12, 11]
.065
[08/04]
.057
[09/11]
.060
[07/12]
.060
Rockland County 4353-02 8,737 99 0

.070
[05/27, 10]

.069
[06/03, 09]
.069
[07/03, 11]
.068
[08/27, 11]
.079
[08/09]
.069
[06/27]
.068
[08/27]
.072
White Plains 5902-04 8,717 99 3 .087
[06/17, 09]
.078
[08/27, 10]
.076
[07/07, 11]
.074
[05/27, 10]
.079
[08/31]
.072
[05/31]
.074
[05/7]
.075
Millbrook 1328-01 8,538 97 0 .071
[06/17, 14]
.069
[07/01, 12]
.068
[07/17, 11]
.068
[08/20, 12]
.075
[08/09]
.065
[07/27]
.068
[08/20]
.069
Mt. Ninham 3951-01 8,664 99 0 .069
[06/17, 12]
.067
[07/12, 10]
.066
[07/23, 10]
.066
[08/20, 11]
.069
[08/25]
.067
[07/27]
.066
[08/20]
.067
Belleayre Mtn. 5565-03 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx .067
[07/13]
xxx 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 2014
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 2012 2013 2014
Wallkill 3566-02 54 88 .099 04/29 .052 03/18 .040 03/06 0.02 0.03 0.02
Wallkill 3566-09 60 100 .093 04/23 .072 12/19 .048 03/24 0.06 0.11 0.02
Scotchtown 3566-11 60 100 .010 09/07 .007 02/16 .006 01/27 0.01 0.01 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