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Network Plan Part 5 - Northern Monitoring Operation Site Descriptions (continued)

Rochester

Picture of Rochester Air Monitor

Address: RG&E Substation
30 Yarmouth Road
Rochester, NY 14610

AQS Number: 36-055-1007
DEC Number: 2701-22
County: Monroe
Statistical Area: Rochester
Coordinates: Lat: 43.14618 Lon: -72.54822

This site was established in 2004 to consolidate monitoring operations in the Rochester area. This is the major site in upstate New York and has been selected as a PM2.5 Speciation Trends site, a NATTs site and an NCORE site. The Ozone and continuous PM2.5 readings from this site are reported to AIRNow. The site is also used by researchers from several universities for short term monitoring studies. Current research monitoring includes Mercury speciation and ultra-fine particle counting. Data from this site is often integrated in the work from the PM Health Center which is located at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Rochester PM Center is one of 5 in the country.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Rochester
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous
Low Level CO API 300EU
Method 593
Non Dispersive
Infrared
Continuous
NOy API 200EU
Method 082
Chemiluminescence Continuous
PM2.5 Low volume FRM
R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 6
PM 2.5 R&P TEOM 1400
Method 702
TEOM 50°C
Gravimetric
Continuous
PM10 R&P Partisol 2025
Method 127
Gravimetric 1 in 6
PM10 - Metals Method 907 ICPMS 1 in 6
PM2.5 Speciation Met One Super SASS
Method 851
RTI Laboratory 1 in 3
PM2.5 Speciation Carbon URG 3000 Method 838 IMPROVE TOR 1 in 3
Black Carbon Magee Scientific Aethalometer
Method 866
Optical Absorption Continuous
Mercury Elemental
Reactive Gas Mercury
Particle Bound Mercury
Tekran 2537B
Tekran 1130
Tekran 1135
In situ cold vapor
atomic fluorescence
5 minute average
2 hr age every 3 hr
2 hr avg every 3 hr
Toxics Canister
Method 150
GC/MS 1 in 6
Carbonyl DNPH Cartridge
Method 202
HPLC - Ultraviolet Absorption 1 in 6
Chromium Method 921 EPA/ERG 1 in 6
Polycyclic Aromatic
Hydrocarbons (PAH)
Tisch TE 5007
Method 118
GC/MS
EPA/ERG Lab
1 in 6
Mercury Wet Deposition NCON Model 00-125-2,
automatic sampler
Frontier Geosciences
cold vapor atomic
fluorescence
Weekly
Wind Speed/direction Climatronics Sonic
Method 020
Continuous
Relative Humidity Teledyne RH200
Method 011
Continuous
Temperature Teledyne RH200
Method 040
Continuous
Barometric Pressure Teledyne BP300
Method 011
Continuous
Precipitation NAOH IV Continuous
Acid Deposition NCON Bucket Style
Collector Model 00-120-2
Central Analytical Laboratory
at the Illinois Water Survey:
IC, ICP-OES, FIA
Weekly

Rockland County

Picture of Rockland County Air Monitor

Address: Conklin Orchard
South Mountain Road
Pomona, NY 10970

AQS Number: 36-087-0005
DEC Number: 4353-02
New York State County: Rockland
Statistical Area: New York City Metropolitan Area
Coordinates: Lat: 41.18208 Lon: -74.02819

The Rockland County site was originally established as a demonstration study requested by the Rockland County Department of Health. This is the third and permanent location for the Rockland County monitor. Data are reported to AIRNow for ozone and PM2.5.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Rockland County
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
PM2.5 R&P TEOM 1400
Method 701
Method 702
TEOM
Gravimetric
50°C
Continuous

Stillwater

Picture of Stillwater Air Monitor

Address: Saratoga National Historical Park
Stillwater, NY 12170

AQS Number: 36-091-0004
DEC Number: 4567-01
County: Saratoga
MSA: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 43.01209 Lon: -74.64890

This site was established in 1988 in rural eastern Saratoga County north of Albany, NY. It is located in a room adjacent to the library at the Saratoga National Historical Park. The site offers insight into transport up the main travel corridor in the region and along the Hudson River valley. The data gathered at this site is reported to AIRNow.

Parameter information for Stillwater
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous

Tonawanda II

Picture of Tonawanda II Air Monitor

Address: 192 Brookside Terrace West
Tonawanda, NY 14150

AQS Number: 36-029-1014
DEC Number: 1472-14
County: Erie
Statistical Area: Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.99813 Lon: -78.89926

The Tonawanda monitoring site was originally established in 1968 on the grounds of the Town of Tonawanda Sewage Treatment Plant as a source impact site for Sulfur Dioxide. In 2007 the sulfur dioxide monitor was moved to this current location as part of the Tonawanda Community Air Quality Study. This site borders a residential neighborhood and the industrial complex, and is approximately 0.2 mile northeast of the original historic site.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Tonawanda II
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous
PM 2.5 R&P TEOM 1400
Method 702
TEOM 50°C
Gravimetric
Continuous
Toxics Canister
Method 150
GC/MS 1 in 6
Carbonyl DNPH Cartridge
Method 202
HPLC - Ultraviolet Absorption 1 in 6