2016 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 is hereby provided for public review for a 30-day period.
NYSDEC has reviewed the current ambient air monitoring network and is proposing to add a permanent monitoring station in Niagara Falls. In addition, in accordance with the Data Requirements Rule for implementing the 2010 standards for SO2, two monitors will be established at each large source facility in St. Lawrence County (Alcoa) and Tompkins County (Cayuga) to demonstrate compliance.
Written comments on this plan should be forwarded to NYSDEC by June 13, 2016 and addressed to: NYSDEC, Division of Air Resources, Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance, 625 Broadway - 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3256, Attn: Mr. Brian Lay, P.E.
2016 Monitoring Network Plan (PDF) (4.53 MB, 207 pgs)