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Network Plan Part 2 - Northern Monitoring Operation Site Descriptions

3.1 Northern Monitoring Site Listings

Table 3.1 Location Listing for Northern Monitoring Sites
DEC Region AIRS # DEC # Site Name County Location
3 36-027-0007 1328-01 Millbrook Dutchess Forest Research Station
3 36-071-0002 3502-04 Newburgh Orange Public Safety Building
3 36-071-5001 3527-01 Valley Central Orange Valley Central High School
3 36-071-3001 3566-02 Wallkill Ballard Orange Ballard Road
3 36-071-3002 3566-09 Wallkill Wakefern Orange Wakefern Food
3 36-071-3004 3566-11 Scotchtown Orange 27 Industrial Drive
3 36-079-0005 3951-01 Mt. Ninham Putnam NYSDEC Headquarters
3 36-087-0005 4353-02 Rockland County Rockland Conklin Orchard
4 36-001-0005 0101-13 Albany Albany Albany County Health Department
4 36-001-0012 0101-33 Loudonville Albany Reservoir
5 36-031-0002 1567-03 Whiteface Summit Essex Summit Building
5 36-031-0003 1567-04 Whiteface Lodge Essex ASRC (Base Lodge)
5 36-041-0005 2050-01 Piseco Lake Hamilton Airport
5 36-091-0004 4567-01 Stillwater Saratoga Saratoga Historical Park
6 36-033-0004 1655-01 Paul Smiths Franklin Paul Smith College
6 36-043-0005 2167-03 Nick's Lake Herkimer Campground
6 36-045-0002 2223-01 Perch River Jefferson Game Management Building
6 36-065-2001 3202-01 Utica Oneida Utica Health Dept
6 36-089-0005 4458-05 Wanakena St. Lawrence Ranger Station
7 36-053-0006 2655-01 *Camp Georgetown Madison Rural site
7 36-067-1015 3353-09 E. Syracuse Onondaga Enterprise Parkway
7 36-075-0003 3754-01 Fulton Oswego 820 County Rt. 8
8 36-055-1007 2701-22 Rochester Monroe Yarmouth Rd (RG&E Substation)
8 36-101-0003 5001-04 Pinnacle Steuben Pinnacle State Park
8 36-117-3001 5863-01 Williamson Wayne Wayne County Occupational Center
9 36-029-0002 1451-03 Amherst Erie 450 Maple Rd, Amherst Parks Dept
9 36-029-1014 1472-14 Tonawanda II Erie 192 Brookside Terrace West
9 36-063-1006 3120-02 Middleport Niagara Sewage Treatment Plant
9 36-013-0006 0601-04 Dunkirk Chautauqua Sewage Treatment Plant
9 36-029-0005 1401-18 Buffalo Erie Off Dingens Street, near Weiss
9 36-029-0023 1455-02 Buffalo Near-Road Erie I90 Mile Post 424.6 East Bound Side

*Inactive site due to lack of utility service.

Albany County Health Department

Albany County Health Department air monitoring station

Address: South Ferry and Green Streets
Albany, NY 12202

AQS Number: 36-001-0005
DEC Number: 0101-13
County: Albany
Statistical Area: Albany-Schenectady-Troy
Coordinates: Lat: 42.64225 Lon: -73.75464

This site was established in 1973 as a TSP site. Over time, it has progressed to PM10 and is now a collocated PM2.5 FRM site. A continuous R&P TEOM is also operated at the Albany County Health Department. This site is used for AIRNow reporting. Speciation sampling was added in January 2008.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Albany County Health Department
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
PM2.5 Low volume FRM
R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 3
PM2.5 Collocated

Low volume FRM
R&P 2025
Method 118

Gravimetric 1 in 3
PM2.5 R&P TEOM 1400
Method 702
TEOM 50°C
Gravimetric
Continuous
PM2.5 Speciation Ions
and Elements
Met One SASS
Method 811
XRF 1 in 3
PM2.5 Speciation Carbon URG 3000
Method 838
IMPROVE TOR 1 in 3

Amherst

Amherst air monitoring station

Address: Town of Amherst Parks Department & Audubon Golf Course
450 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14221

AQS Number: 36-029-0002
DEC Number: 1451-03
County: Erie
Statistical Area: Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.99328 Lon: -78.77153

This site was established in July 1972. Amherst is a permanent ozone and nitrogen dioxide site. It is located on land behind the Town of Amherst Parks Department Maintenance building and alongside the Audubon Golf Course in a suburban area. This site measures ozone for the Buffalo area and transport from points west. It is reported on the AIRNow system. Acid deposition and PM2.5 monitoring were relocated here from the Niagara Falls site following its closure.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Amherst
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
PM2.5 Low volume FRM R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 3
Acid Deposition NCON Bucket Style Collector
Model 00-120-2

Central Analytical Laboratory at the Illinois Water Survey
IC, ICP-OES, FIA

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

Buffalo

Buffalo air monitoring station

Address: New York State Thruway Authority Bridge Maintenance Facility Access Road
Buffalo, NY 14206

AQS Number: 36-029-0005
DEC Number: 1401-18
County: Erie
Statistical Area: Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.87691 Lon: -78.80981

This site was originally established in January 1969 and is considered an urban scale site. Buffalo is the main monitoring site for the Buffalo area. It is located on the access road to the New York State Thruway Authority Bridge Maintenance Facility in an urbanized area. It is in close proximity to interstate 190 and was downwind of significant industrial sources in the 1970s. The impact from industrial sources had been drastically reduced over the past two decades. The continuous PM2.5 data is reported to the AIRNow system.

Toxics and filter based PM10 monitoring were relocated here from the Niagara Falls upon site closure.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Buffalo
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Oxides of Nitrogen
(NO, NO2, NOx)
TEI 42C
Method 074
Chemiluminescence Continuous
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous
Carbon Monoxide TEI 48C
Method 054
Non Dispersive Infrared Continuous
PM2.5 Low volume FRM
R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 3 Day
PM 2.5 R&P TEOM 1400
Method 702
TEOM 50°C
Gravimetric
Continuous
PM2.5 Speciation Ions
and Elements
Met One SASS
Method 811
IC, XRF
RTI Laboratory
Every Sixth Day
PM10 R&P Partisol 2025
Method 127
Gravimetric Every Third Day
Toxics Canister
Method 150
GC/MS 1 day in 6
PM2.5 Speciation Carbon

URG 3000
Method 838

IMPROVE TOR Every Sixth Day
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
Proposed changes: reduce PM10 sampling frequency to 1 day in 6.

Buffalo Near-Road

Address: I90 Mile Post 424.6 East Bound Side
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

AQS Number: 36-029-0023
DEC Number: 1455-02
County: Erie
Statistical Area: Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.92111 Lon: -78.76611

This site was established in 2013 under the new NOx rule that became effective January, 2010. After a brief shake-down period, valid NO2 measurements were reported beginning April, 2014. A PM2.5 TEOM, a 1 in 3 day FRM sampler, and a CO instrument are scheduled to begin operation in the 3rd quarter of 2014, well ahead of the 1/1/2017 required start date.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Buffalo Near-Road
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Oxides of Nitrogen
(NO, NO2, NOx)
TEI 42C
Method 074
Chemiluminescence Continuous

Camp Georgetown

Address: Crumb Hill Road
Georgetown, NY 13072

AQS Number: 36-053-0006
DEC Number: 2655-01
County: Madison
Statistical Area: Syracuse, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.73036 Lon: -75.78442

This site was established in 1987 as part of the NYSDEC Acid Deposition program in the Syracuse area of Central New York. The surrounding area is primarily forest and rural. The O3 and SO2 are both operated continuously without seasonal interruption. SO2 data are used by analysts in conjunction with the data from the acid deposition program. Ozone readings are reported to AIRNow. Currently, the site is not in operation as power was shut off when the state facility closed in April, 2012. This site will remain inactive until a power line is brought in by the local utility.

The parameters to be monitored once operation resumes are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Camp Georgetown
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous

Dunkirk

Dunkirk air monitoring station

Address: City of Dunkirk Sewage Treatment Plant
Wright Park Drive
Dunkirk, NY 14048

AQS Number: 36-013-0006
DEC Number: 0601-04
County: Chautauqua
Statistical Area: Buffalo - Niagara Falls, NY
Coordinates: Lat: 42.49963 Lon: -79.31881

The Dunkirk monitoring trailer was established in 1999 as a regional transport site. It is located at the western edge of New York on the shores of Lake Erie at the City of Dunkirk's Sewage Treatment Plant. It is approximately 200 feet from Lake Erie in a suburban neighborhood. With the predominant wind direction from the west, this site measures the background levels of pollution entering the state. Ozone levels are reported to AIRNow.

PM2.5 monitoring was relocated here from the Westfield site upon its closure.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Dunkirk
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
PM2.5 Low volume FRM R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 3 days, 24-hour
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

East Syracuse

East Syracuse air monitoring station

Address: 5895 Enterprise Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13202

AQS Number: 36-067-1015
DEC Number: 3353-09
County: Onondaga
Statistical Area: Syracuse
Coordinates: Lat: 43.05235 Lon: -76.05921

This site was established in 1991 in commercial area of suburban Syracuse. It is the primary air monitoring site in the Syracuse metropolitan area. In 1999 the site became part of the original PM2.5 FRM monitoring network. Ozone readings are reported to AIRNow.

The parameters monitored are indicated in the following table:

Parameter information for Syracuse
Parameter Sampling Method Analysis Method Schedule
Ozone TEI 49C
Method 047
Ultraviolet
Photometric
Continuous
PM2.5 Low volume FRM
R&P 2025
Method 118
Gravimetric 1 in 3 days, 24-hour
Sulfur Dioxide TEI 43C
Method 060
Pulsed Fluorescence Continuous
Wind Speed/direction Climatronics Sonic
Method 020
Continuous
Relative Humidity Teledyne RH200
Method 020
Continuous
Precipitation Belfort Rain Gauge Continuous
Temperature Teledyne RH200
Method 040
Continuous
Barometric Pressure Teledyne BP300
Method 011
Continuous