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2011 Region 9 Air Quality Data

Map of Region 9 Air Monitoring Stations
Information for Region 9 Air Monitoring Stations
Site No Station County Address Parameters
0601-04 Dunkirk Chautauqua Wright Park Drive O3, SO2
0675-01 Westfield Chautauqua 8150 Hardscrabble Road O3, SO2, PM2.5
1401-18 Buffalo Erie 185 Dingens St CO, SO2, NO2, PM2.5
1451-03 Amherst Erie 450 Maple Road O3, NO2
1472-13 Grand Island Blvd Erie 520 Grand Island Blvd PM2.5, Toxics
1472-14 Brookside Terrace Erie 192 Brookside Terrace West SO2, PM2.5
3102-25 Niagara Falls Niagara Frontier Ave & 55th Street CO, SO2, PM2.5, Toxics
3120-02 Middleport Niagara 3825 North Hartland 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
Buffalo 1401-18 7.16 5.78 5.47 3.35 3.73 2.78 2.70 2.34 1.74 1.50 2.01
Tonawanda 1472-04 9.68 10.79 8.89 7.87 5.83 3.93 4.29 xxx xxx xxx xxx
Brookside Terrace 1472-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- (2.80) 2.83 2.10 1.83 3.43
Niagara Falls 3102-25 3.52 3.68 3.56 2.73 2.63 2.48 2.79 2.13 1.58 1.53 2.74
Westfield 0675-01 4.76 4.11 4.26 3.49 3.49 2.70 2.74 2.51 1.73 1.32 1.22
Dunkirk 0601-04 8.37 7.46 6.69 5.31 4.32 3.13 3.27 2.67 2.55 1.54 1.72
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 Average - 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
Buffalo 1401-18 8,149 93 22.4 15.0 20.0 19 2,678 21.2
[02/16,
14]
18.2
[02/16,
23]
339 9.1
[02/16]
7.8
[02/11]
Brookside Terrace 1472-14 8,381 96 28.9 30.6 36.6 32 2,763 42.2
[10/07,
14]
29.8
[02/13,
11]
347 10.5
[10/07]
9.6
[07/17]
Niagara Falls 3102-25 8,656 99 12.3 16.3 21.3 17 2,850 12.1
[02/05,
11]
11.9
[12/13,
11]
363 8.1
[12/13]
7.4
[02/05]
Westfield 0675-01 8,659 99 17.1 15.4 24.3 9 2,849 17.4
[10/08,
05]
16.4
[02/05,
11]
365 10.9
[02/05]
8.9
[12/12]
Dunkirk 0601-04 8,660 99 25.8 30.0 46.2 34 2,847 37.1
[02/02,
17]
26.6
[02/18,
23]
365 10.1
[02/05]
9.1 [02/02]

Footnotes for Region 9 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 2025Sampler

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
Niagara Falls (W) 3102-25 18 17 17 17 xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
Niagara Falls (R&P) 3102-25 -- -- -- 20 24 21 21 22 17 15 (14) 15
Westfield (W) 0675-01 14 12 12 11 xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx
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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
Niagara Falls (R&P) 3102-25 84 34 07/11 32 07/23 31 07/17 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes Region 9 PM10 data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)
* Federal Ambient Air Quality Standard
Mea=Measured
Est=Estimated
W=Wedding Sampler
R&P=R&P Model 2025 Sampler
+ Denotes a contravention of 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. MaximumValues 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
Buffalo (F) 1401-18 329 29.3
[06/08]
26.4
[07/18]
25.9
[02/24]
24.6 27.9 24.3 26 10.2 9.2 10.9 8.0 9.6 10.0 9.6 9.7
Buffalo (T) 1401-18 353 30.1
[06/08]
26.0
[09/03]
25.8
[07/18]
22.0 28.6 21.1 24 7.7 8.0 10.5 9.4 8.9 10.1 9.8 9.6
Lackawanna (F) 1402-14 xx xx xx xx xx 30.2 23.9 xx xx xx xx xx xx 10.2 9.5 xx
Grand Island Blvd (T) 1472-13 288 28.8
[06/08]
27.8
[07/18]
26.7
[07/21]
24.8 30.9 23.5 26 10.4 8.3 11.0 9.7 9.9 11.4 10.3 10.5
Brookside Terrace (T) 1472-14 264 30.9
[06/08]
28.6
[07/18]
26.9
[05/31]
23.5 29.6 20.7 25 6.8 8.4 11.3 10.2 9.2 9.4 8.8 9.1
Niagara Falls (F) 3102-25 72 23.0
[09/03]
19.9
[07/11]
19.7
[07/17]
19.9 24.8 21.7 22 8.0 --- 9.9 6.2 8.1 8.3 8.7 8.4
Niagara Falls (T) 3102-25 350 35.2
[09/03]
32.0
[07/18]
30.6
[06/08]
26.8 25.5 19.9 24 8.8 8.7 12.2 10.5 10.1 9.3 9.2 9.5
Westfield (F) 0675-01 115 29.5
[09/03]
23.1
[06/08]
21.6
[07/17]
21.6 23.5 17.0 21 7.0 6.9 10.4 5.0 7.3 7.6 7.4 7.4

Sampling at 1402-14 was terminated on 12/31/10.

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 Non-Dispersive Infrared

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Niagara Falls 3102-25 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 (0.4)
Buffalo 1401-18 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Brookside Terrace 1472-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.4 (0.3) xx xx xx
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
Niagara Falls 3102-25 5,193 59 0 2.1
[04/13,
06]
1.9
[04/12,
14]
1.9
[04/12,
15]
5,213 0 1.9
[04/13,
10]
1.8
[04/12,
23]
1.1
[10/30,
07]
0
Buffalo 1401-18 7,661 87 0 1.8
[12/13,
03]
1.6
[11/23,
19]
1.6
[12/13,
04]
7,682 0 1.5
[12/13,
10]
1.3
[12/03]
06]
1.3
[12/13,
02]
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

Annual Averages 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (ppm)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Westfield 0675-01 .035 .038 .034 .033 .035 .034 .036 .034 .034 .038 .035
Dunkirk 0604-01 .032 .034 .033 .032 .033 .033 .034 .032 .031 .034 .031
Amherst 1451-03 .028 .031 .028 .028 .030 .028 .030 .029 .029 .031 .028
Middleport 3120-02 .030 .034 .034 .030 .036 .032 .036 .033 .031 .034 .035
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
Westfield 0675-01 8,606 98 0 .090
[06/08,
15]
.083
[07/11,
12]
.081
[06/07,
17]
.081
[07/21,
15]
.069
[04/24]
.075
[04/01]
.073
[07/06]
.072
Dunkirk 0604-01 8,658 99 0 .101
[06/08,
15]
.084
[07/06,
17]
.082
[07/16,
16]
.078
[05/31,
13]
.068
[04/24]
.080
[07/07]
.069
[05/31]
.072
Amherst 1451-03 8,678 99 0 .081
[07/21,
17]
.079
[06/08,
17]
.075
[07/23,
13]
.074
[07/11,
16]
.067
[08/15]
.072
[07/07]
.068
[08/13]
.069
Middleport
(Operated 01/01 - 11/03)
3120-02 6,489 85 0 .091
[07/21,
19]
.086
[10/10,
13]
.084
[08/13,
17]
.083
[07/02,
13]
.064
[04/24]
.071
[04/15]
.073
[07/23]
.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 2001 through 2011 Annual Arithmetic Mean (PPB) - Primary Standard (12 month average not to exceed 53 PPB *)
Station Site No. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Buffalo 1401-18 21.00 19.74 19.82 18.16 18.92 15.53 16.41 15.05 13.88 13.00 (12.52)
Amherst 1451-03 15.43 13.47 13.06 11.99 12.66 10.51 10.23 (9.71) (7.42) 8.19 8.32
Comparison Between NYS Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Air Quality Standards for Calendar Year 2011
Station Site No. One-Hour Averages - average of 98th percentile for
last 3 years not to exceed 100 PPB *
Observations 98th Percentile, PPB Highest Values, PPB
Total % Avail 2009 2010 2011 3-yr avg avg 2nd 3rd
Buffalo 1401-18 6,155 70 76.0 59.0 53.6 63 59.6
[01/17,
21]
57.8
[02/23,
20]
57.4
[02/17,
02]
Amherst 1451-03 8,659 99 35.0 46.0 49.5 44 56.5
[01/17,
06]
55.8
[01/17,
07]
55.5
[01/17,
03]

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

Lead - High Volume Air Samplers (Glass Fiber Filters)

Annual Geometric Means ( µg/m3) 1999 through 2009
Station Site No. 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005* 2006 2007 2008 2009
Buffalo 1401-29 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xx
Niagara Falls 3102-09 0.02 0.02 (0.02) xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xx
Niagara Falls 3102-25 --- --- --- 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.01 xxx xxx

Lab results not received for 7097-01 for 2004 and 2005.

Footnotes for Region 9 lead data:

(Annual Means in parentheses are based on less than 75% available data)