||Data quality objectives (DQOs) and model development for relating federal reference method (FRM) and continuous PM2.5 measurements to report an air quality index (AQI) /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Air pollution monitoring ;
Data collection ;
Data sources ;
Case studies ;
Model development ;
Study boundaries ;
Air quality indexes ;
Metropolitan statistical areas ;
Federal reference methods ;
Data quality objective(DQO)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 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. Funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency "February, 2001." "EPA-454/R-01-002." Microfiche.