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2013 Region 5 Air Quality Data

Region 5 air monitoring sites
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, PM2.5 (Continuous)
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 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
Whiteface Mtn. - Lodge 1567-04 0.98 0.83 1.05 0.98 0.91 0.82 0.64 0.72 0.73 0.61 0.36
Paul Smiths College 1655-01 --- 0.92 1.21 0.89 0.96 0.75 0.60 0.57 0.67 0.50 (0.52)
Piseco Lake 2050-01 1.06 0.83 0.66 0.62 0.65 0.56 0.44 0.34 0.32 0.14 0.17

Footnotes for Region 5 sulfur dioxide data:

(Values in parentheses indicate less than 75% available data for all 4 quarters)
*The rule for revised federal standardswas 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 Federal AAQS

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
Whiteface Mtn. - Lodge 1567-04 8,420 96 2.6 3.2 5.4 3.7
Paul Smiths College 1655-01 7,987 91 2.8 3.8 4.5 3.7
Piseco Lake 2050-01 8,575 98 2.6 2.8 5.3 3.6

Footnotes to Region 5 sulfur dioxide data:

(Values in parentheses indicate less than 75% available data for all 4 quarters)
*The rule for revised federal standardswas 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.
Maximum Values, 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
Whiteface Base (F) 1567-04 59 13.6
[08/20]
11.7
[08/26]
10.3
[06/27]
11.7 15.3 14.4 13.8 3.1 4.1 6.6 3.8 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.3
Whiteface Base (T) 1567-04 286 19.4
[07/07]
18.0
[06/23]
17.9
[09/10]
16.3 13.4

14.0

14.6 3.7 (5.3) 6.3 3.9 (4.8) 4.6

4.8

(4.7)

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

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
Stillwater 4567-01 8,643 98 0 .068
[05/01, 11]
.063
[09/11, 10]
.062
[04/28, 14]
.062
[05/31, 11]
.066
[06/07]
.086
[07/12]
.062
[05/31]
.065
Whiteface Mtn. Summit 1567-03 8,443 96 0 .070
[08/20, 22]
.067
[08/21, 00]
.066
[07/07, 00]
.065
[07/06, 23]
.064
[10/10]
.082
[07/13]
.065
[07/06]
.070
Whiteface Mtn. Base 1567-04 8,383 96 0 .070
[08/20, 20]
.065
[08/21, 00]
.064
[05/02, 07]
.063
[06/24, 22]
.064
[07/21]
.071
[05/12]
.063
[06/24]
.066
Piseco Lake 2050-01 8,607 97 0 .065
[05/01, 12]
.064
[05/06, 12]
.064
[06/22, 10]
.063
[05/02, 11]
.064
[06/01
.070
[07/17]
.064
[05/02]
.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