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2014 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 SO2, CO, NO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
1455-02 Buffalo Near Road Erie I-90 Mile Post 424.6
East Bound Side
CO, PM2.5
1451-03 Amherst Erie 450 Maple Road O3, NO2
1472-13 Grand Island Blvd Erie 520 Grand Island Blvd SO2, PM2.5 (Continuous)
1472-14 Brookside Terrace Erie 192 Brookside Terrace West SO2, PM2.5 (Continuous)
3102-25 Niagara Falls Niagara Frontier Ave & 55th Street SO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 (Continuous)
3120-02 Middleport Niagara 3825 North Hartland Road O3

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence(Chautauqua County)

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
Westfield 0675-01 3.49 3.49 2.70 2.74 2.51 1.73 1.32 1.22 0.98 xxx xxx
Dunkirk 0601-04 5.31 4.32 3.13 3.27 2.67 2.55 1.54 1.72 1.30 1.03 1.5
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
Westfield 0675-01 xxx xxx xxx xxx 15.9 xxx
Dunkirk 0601-04 8,506 97 13.7 15.4 26.2 18.4

Sulfur Dioxide - Continuous Pulsed Fluorescence
(Erie County)

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
Buffalo 1401-18 3.35 3.73 2.78 2.70 2.34 1.74 1.50 2.01 2.72 (2.4) 1.49
Tonawanda 1472-04 7.87 5.83 3.93 4.29 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
Brookside Terrace 1472-14 --- --- --- (2.80) 2.83 2.10 1.83 3.43 2.11 2.82

(1.52)

Niagara Falls 3102-25 2.73 2.63 2.48 2.79 2.13 1.58 1.53 2.74 3.47 xxx xxx
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
Buffalo 1401-18 8,443 96 8.3 8.5 13.6 10.1
Brookside Terrace 1472-14 7,815 89 25.5 19.2 26.2 23.7
Niagara Falls 3102-25 xxx xxx xxx xxx 12.0 xxx

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 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.
MaximumValues, µg/m3 98th Percentile, µg/m3 Quarterly Averages, 2014 Annual Mean, µg/m3
1st 2nd 3rd 2014 2013 2012 3-yr
avg
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 2014 2013 2012 3-yr
avg
Buffalo (F) 1401-18 100 20.7
[02/10]
19.4
[02/04]
19.0
[02/01]
19.4 20.4 19.5 19.7 (10.4) (9.6) 8.4 6.4 (8.0) 8.0 9.4 8.4
Buffalo (T) 1401-18 345 19.2
[03/08]
19.2
[08/04]
18.5
[08/05]
17.6 21.2 20.8 19.8 9.7 7.6 8.8 8.2 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.3
Grand Island Blvd (T) 1472-13 355 21.2
[09/30]
19.7
[02/14]
19.5
[02/14]
18.2 (20.6) 22.1 (20.3) 10.0 8.1 9.9 9.1 9.3 (10.0) 10.2 (9.8)
Brookside Terrace (T) 1472-14 355 21.5
[08/04]
17.5
[09/30]
17.5
[02/14]
15.9 19.4 20.3 18.5 8.7 6.7 7.6 7.5 (7.6) (8.1) 8.8 (8.1)
Niagara Falls (F) 3102-25 xxx xxx xxx

xxx

xxx (19.1) 20.2 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 8.3 --
Niagara Falls (T) 3102-25 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 21.1 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 9.8 --
Westfield (F) 0675-01 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 19.5 -- xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx 7.6 --
Buffalo Near Road (F) 1455-02 138 18.5
[10/01]
18.4
[09/05]
18.1
[09/30]
18.1 xxx xxx -- -- -- (8.1) 8.4 (8.3) xxx xxx --
Dunkirk (F) 0601-04 106 25.6
[05/20]
17.8
[02/10]
16.7
[02/10]
16.7 17.5 xxx -- 9.1 8.7 7.7 6.0 7.9 (7.3) xxx --

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

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 2014
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 9.2
[09/22, 08]
3.6
[09/22, 09]
3.0
[07/08, 17]
7,190 0 1.3
[02/04, 11]
1.3
[06/24, 19]
0
Buffalo Near Road 1455-02 3804 43 0 .85
[07/05, 12]
.84
[07/04, 10]
.82
[07/04, 11]
3239 0 .6
[08/07, 03]
.5
[08/04, 21]
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 2014
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 2012 2013 2014 Avg
Westfield 0675-01 xxx xxx 0 xxx xxx xxx xxx .081
[07/12]
xxx xxx xxx
Dunkirk 0604-01 8,404 97 0 .074
[05/26, 11]
.071
[06/16, 09]
.070
[04/21, 11]
.066
[06/21, 12]
.081
[08/03]
.066
[05/15]
.066
[06/21]
.072
Amherst 1451-03 4,969 98 0 .071
[05/26, 14]
.070
[04/21, 12]
.066
[06/16, 11]
.063
[06/28, 11]
.079
[08/24]
.079
[06/21]
.063
[06/28]
.071
Middleport
(Operated 03/23 - 10/12)
3120-02 4,645 81 0 .067
[04/21, 11]
.067
[05/26, 11]
.062
[07/12, 12]
.061
[05/20, 09]
.082
[08/31]
.065
[05/01]
.061
[05/20]
.069

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 2004 through 2014
Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppb) - Primary Standard
(12 month average not to exceed 53 ppb *)
Station Site No.

2004

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Buffalo 1401-18 18.16 18.92 15.53 16.41 15.05 13.88 13.00 (12.52) 10.46 (10.38) (8.8)
Amherst 1451-03 11.99 12.66 10.51 10.23 (9.71) (7.42) 8.19 8.32 6.44 xxx xxx
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality
and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2014
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
2012 2013 2014 3-yr avg avg 2nd 3rd
Buffalo 1401-18 7,080 81 45.6 (46.6) (54.6) (48.8) 70.7
[03/07, 21]
68.8
[03/07, 07]
67.6
[03/07, 22]
Amherst 1451-03 xxx xxx 31.9 xxx 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