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2014 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)
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 2004 through 2014 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Elmira 0701-05 3.31 3.18 3.12 3.29 2.80 2.01 2.08 1.65 1.48 xxx xxx
Rochester 2 2701-22 (4.50) 4.20 4.18 4.06 2.91 2.54 2.19 (1.15) 0.99 0.91 0.96
Pinnacle 5001-04 -- -- -- 1.73 1.67 1.04 0.63 0.71 0.39 0.39 0.45
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2014
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
2014 2013 2012 3-yr
avg
Elmira 0701-05 xxx xxx xxx xx 6.7 xxx
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,58 98 20.5 17.3 21.2 19.6
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,560 98 10.1 8.4 8.1 8.6

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 2014
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. 2012 2013 2014 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
Rochester 2 2701-22 1424 44.4 11/10 35.9 08/08 34.6 09/30 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 2014
(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 2011 2010 2009 3-yr
avg
Rochester 2 (F) 2701-22 116 28.0
[04/14]
20.4
[02/01]
16.8
[02/10]
16.8 18.0 20.5 18.4 8.4 7.0 8.0 5.7 7.3 7.2 8.6

7.7

Rochester 2 (T) 2701-22 161 15.7
[02/14]
14.4
[01/10]
13.9
[03/08]
13.9 19.4 16.6 16.6 8.2 5.8 --- --- (7.0) 7.8 6.8 ---
Rochester Near Road 2701-23 14 15.7
[02/14]
xxx xxx (10.3) xxx xxx xxx --- --- --- (6.4) (6.4) --- --- ---
Pinnacle (F) 5001-04 112 18.1
[02/01]
17.3
[07/13]
14.6
[09/05]
14.6 14.8 18.9 16.1 5.7 5.7 7.5 5.3 7.5 (5.7) 6.8 (6.6)

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 2014
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 8,603 97 0 1.3
[03/06, 07]
1.0
[03/06, 08]
0.85
[03/07, 10]
8,525 0 0.07
[01/18, 01]
0.07
[03/06, 07]
0
Rochester Near Road 2701-23 373 4 0 0.77
[12/27, 00]
0.71
[12/26, 22]
0.61
[12/26, 09]
331 0 0.06
[08/07, 03]
0.05
[08/04, 21]
0
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,272 97 0 0.3
[09/18, 18]
0.2
[03/08, 18]
0.2
[03/08, 19]
8,521 0 0.3
[02/14, 17]
0.2
[01/01, 12]
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 2014
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 2012 2013 2014 Avg
Elmira 0701-05 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx .071
[06/28]
xxx xxx --
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,612 97 0 .069
[05/26, 12]
.062
[04/21, 11]
.060
[07/22, 12]
.058
[07/12, 12]
.075
[07/13]
.064
[6/23]
.058
[07/12]
.065
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,158 92 0 .063
[04/21, 11]
.059
[04/13, 10]
.059
[07/12, 10]
.058
[05/09, 11]
.066
[08/31]
.061
[6/22]
.058
[05/09]
.061
Williamson (Operated 03/21 - 12/31) 5863-01 8,324 91 1 .076
[05/26, 12]
.065
[06/02, 11]
.064
[05/12, 10]
.064
[05/27, 08]
.072
[06/10]
.066
[05/30]
.064
[05/27]
.067

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

Lead - PM10 Samplers

Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2014
Station Site No. 24-Hour Concentrations - ug/m3 Three Month Rolling Averages
Maximum not to exceed 0.15 ug/m3, effective
beginning 1/1/13 * (the old standard of 1.5 ug/m3
will remain in force until that date)
Total
Obs.
%
Avail
Maximum 2nd Max. 3rd Max. Highest Values, ug/m3
Value Date Value Date Value Date 2012 2013 2014
Rochester 2 (PM10) 2701-22 56 97 0.007 01/17 0.006 03/12 0.006 07/22 0.003 0.003 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