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2015 Region 6 Air Quality Data

Region 6 air monitoring sites
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 (Continuous)

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence

Annual Averages 2005 through 2015
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard
(12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Nick's Lake 2167-03 0.90 0.89 0.90 0.63 0.52 0.54 0.48 0.65 0.60 0.67 0.52
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One Hour Averages of 99th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 75 ppb *
Observations 99th Percentile, ppb
Total
Obs.
%
Avail
2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
Nick's Lake 2167-03 8,608 98 3.9 4.6 2.9 3.8

Footnotes for Region 6 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 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 2015
(Average of last 3 years' annual means not to exceed 12 µg/m3 *;
and average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 35 µg/m3 *)
Station Site No. Total
Obs.
Maximum Values, µg/m3 98th Percentile, µg/m3 Quarterly Averages, 2015 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
Utica (T) 3202-01 330 21.6
[01/15]
21.5
[09/03]
19.6
[02/18]
17.8 19.0 18.5 18.4 10.1 5.0 6.8 6.5 7.1 6.7 7.0 6.9

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

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
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 to 0.070 ppm beginning 1/1/2016*
Observations Daily Highest Values, ppm
Total
Obs.
% Avail Days
>.075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2014 2015 Avg
Nick's Lake 2167-03 8,667 98 0 .065
[05/04, 10]
.065
05/12,10]
.061
[05/03, 11]
.061
[05/09, 07]
.061
[04/28]
.057
[04/10]
.061
[05/09]
.059
Perch River 2223-01 8,705 97 1 .067
[05/24, 10]
.065
[05/27, 11]
.065
[05/0313]
.065
[05/09, 09]
.066
[05/02]
.059
[07/22]
.065
[05/09]
.063

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