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Main Title Data quality objectives (DQOs) for relating federal reference method (FRM) and continuous PM2.5 measurements to report an air quality index (AQI).
Author Eberly, S. ; Hanley, T. ; Weinstock, L. ; Fitz-Simons, T. ; Tamanini, T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Presnell, Vickie.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. ;Battelle Memorial Inst., Arlington, VA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA-454/B-02-002; 68-D-98-030
Stock Number PB2003-103058
OCLC Number 51626840
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement--Quality control ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement--Statistics
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Guidelines ; Data collection ; Data sources ; Case studies ; Model development ; Decisions ; Inputs ; Study boundaries ; Measurements ; Linear regression ; Data Quality Objectives(DQOs) ; Federal Reference Method(FRM) ; Air Quality Index(AIR) ; Metropolitan Statistical Areas(MSAs) ; Particulate matter(PM) ; Ozone(O3) ; Carbon monoxide(CO) ; Sulfur dioxide(SO2) ; Nitrogen dioxide(NO2)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-454/B-02-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/14/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 454-B-02-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2003-103058 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
According to Part 58.50 of 40 CFR, all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with a population of 350,000 or greater are required to report daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) to the general public. AQI is calculated from concentrations of five criteria pollutants: ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). According to Part 58 of 40 CFR, Appendix G, particulate matter measurements from non-Federal Reference Method (FRM) monitors may be used for the purpose of reporting the AQI if a linear relationship between these measurements and reference or equivalent method measurements can be established by statistical linear regression. This report provides guidance to MSA's for establishing a relationship between FRM and continuous PM2.5 measurements.
Project Officer: Vickie Presnell. EPA Contract No. 68-D-98-030 Revises EPA-454/R-01-002. "November 2002."