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Subpart 257-4: Air Quality Standards-Carbon Monoxide (Co)

(Statutory Authority: Environmental Conservation Law, § 15)

[Filed 2/16/77. Effective 30 days after filing.]

[This is page 1 of 1 of this Subpart. A complete list of Subparts in this regulation appears in the Chapter 3 contents page. A list of sections in this Subpart appears below.]

For administrative information about this posting, contact: Division of Air Resources. The Bureau of Air Quality Planning at (518) 402-8396 or the Bureau of Stationary Sources at (518) 402-8403 is the contact for technical questions pertaining to this rule.

Contents:

Sec.

§257-4.1 Definition

Carbon monoxide (CO). A colorless, odorless gas, produced by the incomplete combustion of carbonaceous material, having an effect which is predominantly one causing asphyxia.

§257-4.2 Objective

Protection from adverse health effects caused by the affinity of hemoglobin for carbon monoxide which is over 200 times greater than that for oxygen, resulting in a decrease of oxygen circulation through the body.

§257-4.3 Standard

(a) For all levels. For an eight-hour period, the average concentration of carbon monoxide shall not exceed nine ppm1 more than once in any 12 consecutive months.

(b) For all levels. For a one-hour period, the average concentration of carbon monoxide shall not exceed 35 ppm2 more than once in any 12 consecutive months.

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  • 1Corresponds to Federal standard of 10 mg/m3 (at temperature of 25oC and pressure of 760 mm of mercury).
  • 2Corresponds to Federal standard of 40 mg/m3 (at temperature of 25oC and pressure of 760 mm of mercury).

§257-4.4 Measurement

(a) Carbon monoxide (CO) is determined continuously by the nondispersive infrared spectrometry.

(b) All measurements are corrected to a reference temperature of 25 degrees Centigrade and to a reference pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury.