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2013 Region 9 Air Quality Data

Region 9 air monitoring sites
Information for Region 9 Air Monitoring Stations
Site No Station County Address Parameters
0601-04 Dunkirk Chautauqua Wright Park Drive O3, SO2, PM2.5
0675-01 Westfield Chautauqua 8150 Hardscrabble Road O3, SO2, PM2.5
1401-18 Buffalo Erie 185 Dingens St CO, NO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
1451-03 Amherst Erie 450 Maple Road O3, NO2
1472-13 Grand Island Blvd Erie 520 Grand Island Blvd PM2.5 (Continuous)
1472-14 Brookside Terrace Erie 192 Brookside Terrace West PM2.5 (Continuous)
3102-25 Niagara Falls Niagara Frontier Ave & 55th Street PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
3120-02 Middleport Niagara 3825 North Hartland 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
Westfield 0675-01 4.26 3.49 3.49 2.70 2.74 2.51 1.73 1.32 1.22 0.98 xxx
Dunkirk 0601-04 6.69 5.31 4.32 3.13 3.27 2.67 2.55 1.54 1.72 1.30 1.03
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 2011 3-yr
avg
Westfield 0675-01 xxx xxx xxx 15.9 17.1 xxx
Dunkirk 0601-04 8,397 96 15.4 26.2 25.8 22.5

Footnotes for Region 9 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 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.
MaximumValues, 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 2013 2012 2011 3-yr
avg
Buffalo (F) 1401-18 115 24.4
[09/10]
21.2
[06/24]
20.4
[08/20]
20.4 19.5 24.6 21.5 7.2 8.0 9.9 7.0 8.0 9.4 9.6 9.0
Buffalo (T) 1401-18 327 28.6
[09/10]
27.4
[09/11]
22.2
[06/22]
21.2 20.8 22.0 21.3 (10.) 8.0 10.2 8.9 9.3 9.5 8.9 9.2
Grand Island Blvd (T) 1472-13 174 33.8
[09/10]
33.2
[09/11]
25.3
[09/20]
(20.6) 22.1 24.8 (22.5) (12.6) (7.3) (10.4) 9.8 (10.0) 10.2 9.9 (10.0)
Brookside Terrace (T) 1472-14 328 21.8
[05/28]
21.8
[06/29]
21.3
[06/10]
19.4 20.3 23.5 21.1 7.6 7.0 9.0 (8.9) (8.1) 8.8 9.2 (8.7)
Niagara Falls (F) 3102-25 23 19.1
[02/06]
15.3
[02/03]

15.2
[3/14]

(19.1) 20.2 19.9 -- 8.4 xxx xxx xxx -- 8.3 8.1 --
Niagara Falls (T) 3102-25 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 21.1 26.8 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 9.8 10.1 --
Westfield (F) 0675-01 16 9.5
[04/07]
6.1
[03/05]
6.0
[01/01]
-- 19.5 21.6 -- (4.2) (5.5) xxx xxx xxx 7.6 7.3 --
Dunkirk (F) 0601-04 77 22.4
[09/10]
17.5
[06/24]
17.0
[08/20]
17.5 xxx xxx -- xxx 6.9 9.1 6.6 -- xxx xxx --

TEOM sampling at 3102-25 was terminated on 12/31/12 and FRM sampling was terminated on 4/01/13. Sampling at 0601-04 resumed on 4/4/13.

Footnotes for Region 9 PM2.5 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
F = Federal Reference Method
T = TEOM (Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance) not for Standards determination
+ 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
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 Days
> 9 ppm
Buffalo 1401-18 8,165 93 0 1.9
[12/03, 03]
1.9
[12/03, 06]
1.8
[12/03, 04]
8,126 0 1.8
[12/03, 08]
1.3
[12/02, 10]
0

Footnotes for Region 9 carbon monoxide data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
[Date of Occurrence, Hour]
*New York and Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
+ Denotes a contravention of NYS/Federal AAQS (Note: 9PPM 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. 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
Days
>.075
ppm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2011 2012 2013 Avg
Westfield 0675-01 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx .073
[07/06]
.081
[07/12]
xxx --
Dunkirk 0604-01 8,383 96 1 .076
[09/10, 12]
.070
[06/22, 11]
.069
[05/29, 11]
.066
[05/15, 11]
.069
[05/31]
.081
[08/03]
.066
[05/15]
.072
Amherst 1451-03 8,360 95 1 .077
[09/10, 12]
.075
[07/16, 11]
.073
[06/22, 12]
.071
[06/21, 10]
.068
[08/13]
.079
[08/24]
.079
[0/21]
.073
Middleport
(Operated 03/23 - 10/12)
3120-02 5,447 98 0 .071
[09/10, 13]
.067
[09/11, 13]
.066
[06/22, 11]
.065
[05/01, 11]
.073
[07/23]
.082
[08/31]
.065
[05/01]
.073

Footnotes for Region 9 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 2003 through 2013
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard
(12 month average not to exceed 53 ppb *)
Station Site No. 2003

2004

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Buffalo 1401-18 19.82 18.16 18.92 15.53 16.41 15.05 13.88 13.00 (12.52) 10.46 (10.38)
Amherst 1451-03 13.06 11.99 12.66 10.51 10.23 (9.71) (7.42) 8.19 8.32 6.44 xxx
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality
and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2013
Station Site No. One-Hour Averages - average of 98th percentile for
last 3 years not to exceed 75 ppb *
Observations 98th Percentile, ppb Highest Values, ppb
Total %
Avail
2011 2012 2013 3-yr avg avg 2nd 3rd
Buffalo 1401-18 6,389 73 53.6 45.6 (46.6) (48.6) 52.1
[12/16, 20]
51.8
[12/16, 19]
51.2
[09/19, 19]
Amherst 1451-03 xxx xxx 49.5 31.9 xxx -- xxx xxx xxx

Footnotes for Region 9 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