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2011 Region 8 Air Quality Data

Map of Region 8 Air Monitoring Stations
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, PM2.5,
Lead(PM10), Toxics
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 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
Elmira 0701-05 3.70 3.66 4.06 3.31 3.18 3.12 3.29 2.80 2.01 2.08 1.65
Rochester 2701-08 7.57 5.22 5.43 (6.47) xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Rochester Downtown 2701-01 5.96 5.16 5.42 (6.17) xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Rochester 2 2701-22 -- -- -- (4.50) 4.20 4.18 4.06 2.91 2.54 2.19 (1.15)
Pinnacle 5001-04 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.73 1.67 1.04 0.63 0.71
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
Station Site No. One Hour Averages average 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 Averages
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
Elmira 0701-05 8,322 95 11.0 11.0 16.0 13 2,746 11.8
[02/12,
05]
10.9
[02/12,
02]
349 7.1
[12/19]
6.5
[12/09]
Rochester 2 2701-22 6,723 76 22.0 25.0 24.0 24 2,125 17.0
[07/12,
23]
15.6
[11/30,
20]
263 5.5
[12/12]
4.4
[04/24]
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,168 93 14.8 13.7 19.4 16 2,592 16.1
[02/05,
02]
15.3
[02/05,
05]
345 7.4
[02/11]
6.8
[02/05]

Footnotes for Region 8 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 (PM10) - Wedding Sampler or R&P Model 2025 Sampler

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (µg/m3)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 3 Yr Exp Val
Rochester 2 (R&P) 2701-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- 15 13 13 13 11 12
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
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. 2009 2010 2011 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
Rochester 2 (R&P) 2701-22 54 43 06/08 26 08/19 26 07/20 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes for Region 8 PM10 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
*New York and Federal Ambient Air Quality 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 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. Maximum Values 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
Rochester 2 (F) 2701-22 91 29.8
[09/03]
25.3
[06/08]
23.0
[12/14]
25.3 23.4 22.2 24 9.2 (10.0) 10.2 7.4 9.2 8.4 7.6 8.4
Rochester 2 (T) 2701-22 268 24.6
[09/03]
23.0
[09/02]
21.3
[02/17]
17.1 23.2 18.3 20 8.0 5.5 7.2 6.5 6.8 7.3 6.9 7.0
Pinnacle (F) 5001-04 104 23.8
[09/03]
20.4
[07/11]
20.4
[08/07]
20.4 21.4 17.5 20 6.5 6.1 9.9 5.5 7.0 7.3 6.9 7.1

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 Non-Dispersive Infrared

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Rochester 2701-08 0.4 0.4 0.5 (0.5) xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Rochester Downtown 2701-01 0.5 0.5 0.5 (0.5) xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Rochester 2 2701-22 -- -- -- (0.5) 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 (0.2)
Pinnacle 5001-04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.16 0.16
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
Station Site No. One-Hour Average Maximum not 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 3rd Days > 9 PPM
Rochester 2 2701-22 6,183 71 0 1.2
[12/12, 21]
1.2
[12/12, 20]
1.1
[02/16, 21]
5,878 0 1.0
[02/17,
01]
0.9
[12/12,
23]
0.7
[02/05,
01]
0
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,044 92 0 .35
[01/26, 07]
.33
[02/25, 07]
.33
[01/26, 04]
8,173 0 .31
[02/01,
15]
.30
[02/25,
08]
.30
[01/26,
10]
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

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Elmira 0701-05 .026 .027 .024 .024 .025 .024 .027 .024 .025 .027 .027
Rochester 2701-08 .026 .028 .025 (.025) xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
Rochester 2 2701-22 B B -- (.019) .023 .024 .026 .026 .024 .028 .026
Pinnacle 5001-04 B B -- B -- .034 .036 .032 .030 (.035) .034
Williamson 5863-01 .029 .032 .032 .029 .029 .029 .033 .031 .031 .032 .023
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
Elmira 0701-05 8,318 95 0 .074
[06/08, 15]
.071
[07/11, 15]
.071
[07/17, 13]
.069
[06/07, 12]
.066
[04/27]
.067
[09/24]
.065
[06/09]
.066
Rochester 2 2701-22 6,658 76 0 .081
[07/17, 14]
.076
[07/02, 14]
.073
[07/23, 14]
.072
[07/18, 15]
.059
[04/27]
.072
[04/02]
.066
[06/07]
.065
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,210 94 0 .074
[05/26, 15]
.074
[07/02, 15]
.074
[07/11, 18]
.072
[05/12, 15]
.062
[05/20]
.068
[09/02]
.067
[06/01]
.065
Williamson (Operated 03/30 - 11/10) 5863-01 5,139 95 0 .081
[07/17, 15]
.068
[07/18, 15]
.067
[07/21, 20]
.066
[07/23, 14]
.061
[06/25]
.071
[07/06]
.058
[06/08]
.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

Lead - PM10 Samplers

Annual Geometric Means (µg/m3) 2001 through 2011
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Rochester (PM10) 2701-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- .002 .003 .002 .002 .002
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
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 2009 2010 2011
Rochester 2 (PM10) 2701-22 54 89 0.006 09/18 0.005 10/12 0.004 06/08 0.002 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