Geographic Data Set: Air Emission Sources (Title V Facilities)
Description: Air release information is contained in the Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS)/AIRS Facility Subsystem (AFS). AFS contains both emissions and compliance data on air pollution point sources regulated by the NYSDEC. AFS contains data on industrial plants and their components: stacks, the points at which emissions are introduced into the atmosphere; points, the emission point or process within a plant that produce the pollutant emissions; and segments, which are components of the processes that produce emissions. Compliance data are maintained at the plant and point levels, tracking classification status, inspections, and compliance actions. AFS also includes data for management of operating permit applications and renewals.

The information in AFS is used by the states in preparation of State Implementation Plans (SIP), to track the compliance status of point sources with various regulatory programs and to report air emissions estimates for pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act. General source identification information is maintained, such as name, address, industrial classification, operating status, and description, as well as descriptive and parametric data on stacks emission points, and processes within the facility.

Available: Statewide
Completion or Most Recent Revision Date: September 2008
Accuracy: Coordinate data was collected from facility permit applications. The coordinates are known to between within the municipal boundary or better. This data has not been field verified.
Projection and Map Units: NYTM in meters, NAD83 horizontal datum.
Contact: Thomas Christoffel
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3254
Ph:518 402-8403
E-mail:  trchrist@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Facilities with emissions of criteria pollutants (oxides or nitrogen, carbon monoxide, ozone/volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide, lead and particulate matter) greater then the following thresholds:

Pollutant Upstate Downstate
NOx 100 tpy 25 tpy
CO 100 tpy 50 tpy
Ozone/VOC 50 tpy 25 tpy
SO2 100 tpy 100 tpy
Lead 5 tpy 5 tpy
PM-10 100 tpy 70 tpy

NOTE: "tpy" = tons per year.

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