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2018 Monitoring Network Plan

New York State Ambient Air Monitoring Program

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Division of Air Resources, operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within the State. As required by federal regulations, NYSDEC prepares an annual monitoring network plan which describes in detail the specifics of the monitoring network. This plan includes an annual review of the existing monitoring network to determine the adequacy of the network and to propose any network modifications. The proposed annual monitoring network plan must be available for public review for a 30-day period prior to submittal to EPA. This notice is intended to afford interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan

NYSDEC has reviewed the current ambient air monitoring network and is proposing to reduce the collection frequency of PM2.5 filters at 4 sites, as well as ceasing the operation of a filter based instrument at one site due to local impacts from a nearby HVAC chimney. Additionally, the NYSDEC will be installing a PAMS monitoring station on the North Shore of Long Island in support of the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS).

Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to the Department by June 1, 2018 and addressed to:

Division of Air Resources
Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance
625 Broadway - 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3256
Attn: Mr. Brian Lay, P.E.

2018 Monitoring Network Plan (PDF) (3.93 MB, 151 pgs)

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