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Main Title Summary of Precision and Accuracy Assessments for the State and Local Air Monitoring Networks, 1981.
Author Evans, E. G. ; Rhodes, R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Data Management and Analysis Div.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/4-84-032 ;R-257;
Stock Number PB84-189968
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Standards ; Trends ; Air pollution control equipment ; State government ; Assessments ; Regulations ; Comparison ; Carbon monoxide ; Particles ; Lead(Metal) ; Auditing ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Ozone ; Air quality data ; Air pollution abatement ; Total suspended particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-189968 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 100p
Ambient air quality data collected by states and local agencies are used in planning the nation's air pollution control strategy, in determining if National Air Quality Standards are being achieved, and in determining long-term trends of air quality. Prior to the regulations of May 10, 1979, the procedures used in site selection, controlling equipment, and calculating and validating data varied considerably among agencies. To alleviate this problem the May 10, 1979, regulations imposed uniformity on the data collected and required precision and accuracy to be reported. This report covers the first year of collecting for precision and accuracy data from state and local monitoring agencies. The data are summarized first by state and pollutant, and then summarized by region and the nation. A brief comparison of the precision and accuracy from the Precision and Accuracy Reporting System and that from the independent performance audit program conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory is presented.