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2015 Region 8 Air Quality Data

Description of Region 8 Air Monitoring Stations
Site No Station County Address Parameters
0701-05 Elmira Chemung Sullivan St.,
Water Treatment Plant
O3, SO2
2701-22 Rochester 2 Monroe Yarmouth Road.
RGE Substation
CO, O3, SO2, Lead (PM10),
PM10, PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continous)
2701-23 Rochester
Near Road
Monroe I-490 and 1775 East Ave CO, PM2.5 (Continuous), NO2
5001-04 Pinnacle Steuben 8301 Anderson Road,
Pinnacle State Park
CO, O3, SO2, PM2.5
5863-01 Williamson Wayne 4440 Ridge Road O3

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
Elmira 0701-05 3.18 3.12 3.29 2.80 2.01 2.08 1.65 1.48 xxx xxx xxx
Rochester 2 2701-22 4.20 4.18 4.06 2.91 2.54 2.19 (1.15) 0.99 0.91 0.96 0.79
Pinnacle 5001-04 xx xx 1.73 1.67 1.04 0.63 0.71 0.39 0.39 0.45 0.33
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
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
2015 2014 2013 3-yr
avg
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,606 98 17.6 20.5 17.3 18.5
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,344 95 9.3 10.1 8.4 9.3

Footnotes for Region 8 sulfur dioxide data:

(Values in parentheses indicate less than 75% available data for all 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 (PM10) - R&P Model 2025 Sampler

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - µg/m3 # of Days > 150 µg/m3
Not to exceed an expected avg of one per year during the last 3 years*
Total
Obs.
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. 2013 2014 2015 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
Rochester 2 2701-22 56 32 03/07 31 02/17 29 09/03 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes for Region 8 PM10 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]
+ 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
Rochester 2 (F) 2701-22 115 21.5
[09/03]
20.8
[03/07]
20.4
[03/01]

20.4

16.8 18.0 18.4 9.7 6.5 9.1 5.8 7.8 7.3 7.2

7.4

Rochester 2 (T) 2701-22 354 24.8
[12/07]
22.3
[09/02]
22.2
[12/08]
19.1 13.9 19.4 17.5 7.9 5.9 8.3 6.3 7.1 (7.0) 7.8 (7.3)
Rochester Near Road (T) 2701-23 358 23.4
[09/02]
21.5
[09/03]
20.3
[09/01]
17.1 (10.3) xx xx 7.8 6.1 8.0 8.4 7.6 (6.4) xx xx
Rochester Near Road (F) 2701-23 111 21.8
[09/02]
21.5
[03/01]
21.1
[03/07]
21.1 xx xx xx (9.3) 6.8 9.0 6.9 (8.0) xx xx xx
Pinnacle (F) 5001-04 118 17.2
[09/03]
14.9
[06/11]
14.4
[09/06]
14.4 20.0 14.8 16.4 7.2 6.0 7.3 4.2 6.2 6.1 (5.7) (6.3)
Pinnacle (T) 5001-04 312 18.5
[06/10]
17.4
[09/02]
17.2
[09/05]
14.9 (14.6) xx xx 7.4 5.2 6.7 3.8 5.7 7.5 xx xx

Footnotes for Region 8 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

Carbon Monoxide - Continuous Gas Filter Correlation

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One-Hour Average
Maximumnot to exceed 35 ppm
more than once per calendar year *
Running 8-Hour Average (Non-Overlapping)
Maximum not to exceed 9 ppm
more than once per calendar year *
Observations Highest Values, ppm Observations Highest Values, ppm
Total
Obs.
%
Avail
>35
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd Total

>9
ppm

1st 2nd Days
>9
ppm
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,513 97 0 1.1
[02/20, 22]
1.1
[01/14, 20]
1.0
[02/20, 07]
8,471 0 0.8
[02/21, 00]
0.8
[03/01, 01]
0
Rochester Near Road 2701-23 8,360 95 0 1.2
[11/03, 19]
1.2
[11/03, 18]
1.0
[11/16, 07]
8,390 0 0.8
[03/01, 01]
0.8
[11/03, 21]
0
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,145 93 0 0.3
[07/10, 14]
0.2
[08/22, 11]
0.2
[08/22, 07]
8,114 0 0.3
[03/22, 12]
0.1
[01/13, 23]
0

Footnotes for Region 8 carbon monoxide 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 (Note: 9 ppm standard is not exceeded unless 8-hour avg > 9.4 ppm)

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 Highest Values, ppm
Total Obs. % Avail Days
>.075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2013 2014 2015 Avg
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,498 98 0 .068
[05/24, 11]
.066
[05/03, 11]
.065
[05/09, 10]
.065
[09/16, 10]
.064
[6/23]
.058
[07/12]
.065
[09/16]
.062
Pinnacle 5001-04 7,873 98 0 .064
[05/04, 10]
.062
[05/24, 12]
.060
[05/03, 09]
.059
[04/13, 13]
.061
[6/22]
.058
[05/09]
.059
[04/13]
.059
Williamson (Operated 03/21 - 12/31) 5863-01 8,501 96 0 .068
[05/03, 12]
.065
[05/24, 12]
.062
[09/18, 10]
.061
[05/08, 10]
.066
[05/30]
.064
[05/27]
.061
[05/08]
.063

Footnotes for Region 8 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

Nitrogen Dioxide - Continuous Chemiluminescence

Annual Averages 2005 through 2015
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 53 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Rochester Near-Road 2701-23 xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx (9.95) 10.09

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. One-Hour Averages - average of 98th percentile for last 3 years not to exceed 100 ppb *
Observations 98th Percentile, ppb Highest Values, ppb
Total %
Avail
2013 2014 2015 3-yr avg 1st 2nd 3rd
Rochester Near-Road 2701-23 8,604 99 xx (40.1) 45.1 xx 54.8
[02/28, 22]
54.0
[02/28, 21]
53.7
[02/20, 21]

Footnotes for Region 8 Nitrogen 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

Lead - PM10 Samplers

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2015
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - ug/m3 Three Month Rolling Averages
Maximum not to exceed 0.15 ug/m3 *
Total
Obs.
%
Avail
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. Highest Values, ug/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2013 2014 2015
Rochester 2 (PM10) 2701-22 56 93 0.004 05/24 0.004 01/12 0.003 07/05 0.003 0.002 0.002

Footer for Region 8 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