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2011 Region 6 Air Quality Data

Map of Region 6 Monitoring Stations
Description of Region 6 Monitoring Stations
Site No. Station County Address Parameters
2167-03 Nicks Lake Herkimer 278 Bisby Rd, Old Forge O3, SO2
2223-01 Perch River St Lawrence Vaadi Rd, LaFargeville O3
3202-01 Utica Oneida 406 Elizabeth St, Utica PM2.5
3255-01 Camden Oneida State Route 13 O3

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence

NYSDEC Region 6

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
Nick's Lake 2167-03 0.99 1.01 0.96 0.89 0.90 0.89 0.90 0.63 0.52 0.54 0.48
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
Station Site No. One Hour Averages 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
Nick's Lake 2167-03 8,540 97 5.3 4.2 8.4 6 2,812 6.1
[01/15,
14]
6.1
[02/12,
08]
355 3.4
[02/12]
3.2
[01/25]

Footnotes for Region 6 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

NYSDEC Region 6

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
Utica (T) 3202-01 357 28.1
[09/03]
26.0
[02/07]
25.7
[01/26]
22.2 23.8 24.7 24 10.8 5.5 6.3 8.5 7.8 8.1 8.2 8.0
Potsdam (F) 4477-01 xx xx xx xx xx xx 27.4 xx xx xx xx xx xx xx (6.0) xxx

Footnotes for Region 6 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

NYSDEC Region 6

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 - Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Nick's Lake 2167-03 .029 .029 .029 .028 .029 .027 .029 .028 .029 .030 .028
Perch River 2223-01 .041 .040 .036 .032 .034 .030 .032 .030 .030 .032 .029
Camden 3255-01 .026 .029 .027 .025 .024 .024 .026 .025 .021 .023 .022
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
Nick's Lake 2167-03 8,549 98 0 .084
[06/08, 16]
.077
[07/17, 17]
.075
[07/11, 13]
.070
[06/09, 12]
.067
[06/06]
.065
[07/07]
.058
[04/12]
.063
Perch River 2223-01 8,509 97 0 .086
[07/21, 16]
.083
[07/17, 18]
.081
[06/08, 15]
.081
[07/11, 13]
.068
[08/17]
.077
[08/31]
.069
[06/08]
.071
Camden (Operated 01/01 - 12/11) 3255-01 7,636 92 0 .079
[06/08, 15]
.070
[07/11, 12]
.065
[06/07, 12]
.064
[07/06, 12]
.054
[05/20]
.063
[07/06]
.060
[07/21]
.059

Footnotes for Region 6 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