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2013 Region 8 Air Quality Data

Region 8 air monitoring sites
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)
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 2003 through 2013 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 30 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Elmira 0701-05 4.06 3.31 3.18 3.12 3.29 2.80 2.01 2.08 1.65 1.48 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
Pinnacle 5001-04 -- -- -- -- 1.73 1.67 1.04 0.63 0.71 0.39 0.39
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2013
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
2013 2012 2010 3-yr
avg
Elmira 0701-05 8,536 97 xxx 6.7 11.0 xxx
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,604 98 17.3 21.2 22.0 20.2
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,553 98 8.4 8.1 14.8 10.4

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 2013
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. 2011 2012 2013 Exp Avg
Value Date Value Date Value Date Mea Est Mea Est Mea Est
Rochester 2 2701-22 54 26 08/20 24 01/28 24 07/03 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 2013
(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) 2701-22 117 20.4
[09/10]
18.5
[08/20]
18.0
[12/03]
18.0 20.5 25.3 21.3 6.2 6.8 9.4 6.5 7.2 8.6 9.2

8.3

Rochester 2 (T) 2701-22 338 22.9
[09/10]
22.7
[01/08]
21.6
[09/11]
19.4 16.6 17.1 17.7 8.0 6.2 8.9 8.3 7.8 6.8 6.8 7.1
Pinnacle (F) 5001-04 105 21
[12/03]
18.4
[09/10]
14.8
[10/31]
14.8 18.9 20.4 18.0 4.9 (5.2) 7.1 5.7 (5.7) 6.8 7.0 (6.5)

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 2013
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 98 0 1.1
[01/8, 20]
1.1
[01/08, 19]
1.0
[01/08, 18]
8,625 0 0.9
[01/08, 23]
0.8
[12/19, 00]
0
Pinnacle 5001-04 8,272 94 0 0.6
[01/25, 10]
0.5
[08/24, 00]
0.4
[08/23, 23]
8,243 0 0.4
[08/24, 05]
0.4
[08/25, 04]
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 2013
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 2011 2012 2013 Avg
Elmira 0701-05 xxx xxx xxx .084
[08/25, 11]
.080
[06/10, 14]
.077
[06/11, 16]
.073
[07/04, 15]
.065
[06/09]
.071
[06/28]
xxx --
Rochester 2 2701-22 8,585 98 0 .065
[05/02, 13]
.065
[05/06, 12]
.064
[05/29, 16]
.064
[06/23, 12]
.066
[06/07]
.075
[07/13]
.064
[6/23]
.068
Pinnacle 5001-04 7,717 89 0 .065
[05/15, 12]
.063
[04/28, 09]
.063
[08/21, 10]
.061
[06/22, 10]
.067
[06/01]
.066
[08/31]
.061
[6/22]
.064
Williamson (Operated 03/30 - 11/10) 5863-01 7,278 100 0 .068
[05/02, 13]
.068
[05/06, 12]
.068
[08/20, 10]
.066
[05/30, 09]
.058
[06/08]
.072
[06/10]
.066
[05/30]
.065

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 2013
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 2011 2012 2013
Rochester 2 (PM10) 2701-22 56 92 0.006 05/28 0.005 04/28 0.005 08/26 0.002 0.003 0.003

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