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Main Title Recommended Standard Air Pollution Index.
Author Thom, Gary C. ; Ott, Wayne R. ; Hunt, William F. ; Moran., John B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Quality Assurance Div. ;President's Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/J-76/039;
Stock Number PB-265 308
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Indexes(Ratios) ; Standards ; Air quality ; Contaminants ; Public health ; Environmental surveys ; Reporting ; Environmental indices ; Air pollution indices ; Pollutant Standards Index ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 308 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 29p
A candidate standard air pollution index has been developed for use by State and local air pollution control agencies in reporting daily air quality conditions to the news media and the public. The proposed index, which was developed in consultation with State and local agencies, is based on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the Federal Emergency Episode Criteria. The index is a segmented linear function which utilizes the highest observed concentrations of each pollutant for the daily calculation of nondimensional numerical index values. Index values are cross-referenced to descriptor words which reflect the health effects implications of the measured pollution levels. A flexible reporting scheme and methods for conveniently calculating the index are described.