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2011 Region 5 Air Quality Data

Map of Region 5 Air Monitoring Stations
Description of Region 5 Monitoring Stations
Site No. Station County Address Parameters
1567-03 Whiteface Summit Essex Top of Mountain, Wilmington O3
1567-04 Whiteface Lodge Essex ASRC Field Station, Wilmington O3, SO2, PM2.5, Toxics
1655-01 Paul Smiths Franklin Route 86 and 30, SO2
2050-01 Piseco Lake Hamilton Piseco Airport O3, SO2
4567-01 Stillwater Saratoga Saratoga National Historical Park O3

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 30 PPB *)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Whiteface Mtn. - Lodge 1567-04 1.40 1.30 0.98 0.83 1.05 0.98 0.91 0.82 0.64 0.72 0.73
Paul Smiths College 1655-01 --- --- --- 0.92 1.21 0.89 0.96 0.75 0.60 0.57 0.67
Piseco Lake 2050-01 1.18 1.09 1.06 0.83 0.66 0.62 0.65 0.56 0.44 0.34 0.32

Footnotes for Region 5 sulfur dioxide 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

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
Station Site No. One Hour Averages average of 99th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 75 PPB * 3-Hour Block Averages Maximum not to exceed 500 PPB more than once per calendar year * 24 Hour Average Maximum not to exceed 140 PPB more than once per calendar year *
Observations 99th Percentile, PPB Obs. Highest Values, PPB Obs. Highest Values, PPB Midnight - Midnight
Total Obs. % Avail 2011 2010 2009 3-yr avg Total 1st 2nd Total 1st 2nd
Whiteface Mtn. - Lodge 1567-04 8,563 98 5.4 4.7 6.7 6 2,821 6.4
[02/24,
23]
4.9
[01/25,
11]
359 3.0
[02/11]
2.9
[01/25]
Paul Smiths College 1655-01 7,927 90 4.5 3.2 6.7 5 2,609 5.3
[02/12,
08]
4.9
[02/12,
05]
333 2.9
[02/12]
2.6
[02/11]
Piseco Lake 2050-01 8,521 97 5.3 4.1 8.6 6 2,801 6.0
[11/02,
11]
5.7
[02/12,
11]
358 2.7
[02/11]
2.3
[01/25]

Footnotes to Region 5 sulfur 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

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

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011 (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 98th Percentile Quarterly Averages, 2011 Annual Mean
1st 2nd 3rd 2011 2010 2009 3-yr avg 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2011 2010 2009 3-yr avg
Whiteface Base (F) 1567-04 55 14.8
[07/20]
14.4
[06/08]
14.0
[08/19]
14.4 15.7 10.9 14 3.7 3.8 6.8 2.7 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.4
Whiteface Base (T) 1567-04 352 25.5
[09/03]
24.3
[07/20]
19.5
[07/21]
14.0 17.4 15.2 16 6.2 3.5 5.1 4.5 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9

Footnotes for Region 5 PM2.5 data:

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

Ozone - Continuous UV Light Absorption

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Stillwater 4567-01 .032 .032 .035 .032 .033 .029 .032 .030 .030 .032 .029
Whiteface Mtn. Summit 1567-03 .041 (.041) .046 (.046) (.041) .040 .043 .038 .038 .039 .034
Whiteface Mtn. Base 1567-04 .036 .039 .038 .036 .036 .035 .035 .034 .033 .036 .034
Piseco Lake 2050-01 .031 .031 .031 .031 .029 .030 .030 .029 .029 .031 .028
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
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 >.12 PPM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2009 2010 2011 Avg
Stillwater 4567-01 8,645 99 0 .084
[07/20, 21]
.079
[05/31, 18]
.079
[06/08, 17]
.076
[05/26, 17]
.068
[05/22]
.071
[06/19]
.066
[06/07]
.068
Whiteface Mtn. Summit 1567-03 8,043 92 0 .072
[06/08, 21]
.071
[10/09, 20]
.070
[07/17, 06]
.068
[10/10, 01]
.069
[08/17]
.073
[07/06]
.064
[10/10]
.068
Whiteface Mtn. Base 1567-04 8,555 98 0 .077
[06/08, 21]
.075
[07/21, 20]
.070
[07/11, 16]
.069
[07/17, 20]
.066
[05/20]
.072
[04/02]
.064
[07/21]
.067
Piseco Lake 2050-01 8,380 96 0 .078
[06/08, 17]
.076
[07/11, 13]
.069
[06/09, 11]
.068
[06/07, 16]
.068
[04/27]
.068
[07/04]
.064
[06/01]
.066

Footnotes for Region 5 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