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Main Title Guidance for network design and optimum site exposure for PM2.5 and PM10
Author Watson, John G. ; Watson, J. G. ; Chow, J. C. ; DuBois, D. ; Green, M. ; Frank, N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Watson, Jogn G.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. ;Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Desert Research Inst. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-454/R-99-022 ; CX824291-01-1
Stock Number PB99-157513
OCLC Number 41732712
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitors ; Networks ; Design ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air pollution sources ; Emissions ; Particulates ; Public health ; Risk assessment ; Environmental exposure ; Metropolitan statistical areas ; Air pollution standards ; Standards compliance ; Methodology ; PM-10 ; PM-25
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/454-R-99-022 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 07/30/1999
EKBD  EPA-454/R-99-022 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/14/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 454-R-99-022 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 454/R-99-022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/1999
ESAD  EPA 454-R-99-022 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/16/1999
NTIS  PB99-157513 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
This guidance provides a method and rationale for designing monitoring networks to determine compliance with newly enacted PM 2.5 and PM 10 national ambient air quality standards. It defines concepts and terms of network design, presents a methodology for defining planning areas and community monitoring zones, identifies data resources and the uses of those resources for network design, and provides some practical examples of applying the guidance. Existing metropolitan statistical areas are first examined to determine where the majority of the people live in each state. These are then broken down into smaller populated entities which may include country, zip code, census tract, or census block boundaries. Combinations of these population entities are combined to define metropolitan planning areas. These may be further sub-divided into community monitoring zones, based on examination of existing PM measurements, source locations, terrain, and meteorology. Finally, PM 2.5 monitors are located at specific sites that represent neighborhood or urban scales to determine compliance with the annual standard and at maximum, population oriented locations for comparison with the 24-hour standard.
"December 1997." Includes bibliographical references (p. 7-1, 7-6) and appendix.