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2019 Monitoring Network Plan

New York State Ambient Air Monitoring Program

DEC's Division of Air Resources operates an ambient air monitoring network for various air contaminants within the state. As required by federal regulations, DEC 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 must be available for public review for a 30-day period prior to submittal to EPA. This notice is intended to afford interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan

DEC has reviewed the current ambient air monitoring network and is proposing to close two legacy SO2 monitors at rural locations in upstate New York. These monitors are holdovers from a national acid deposition program, and because of effective acid rain reduction policies are no longer appropriate for the low levels being detected. Additionally, DEC proposes to consolidate the network by removing defunct source-oriented monitors in western New York and reducing the sampling frequency at the Wakefern Foods TSP site. DEC is also planning to complete the installation of a PAMS monitoring station on the North Shore of Long Island just north of Stony Brook.

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