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Main Title 3-year quality assurance report for calendar years 2005, 2006, and 2007 : the SLAMS PM2.5 ambient air monitoring program
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Ambient Air Monitoring Group,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA/454/R-09/001; PB2009-105918
Stock Number PB2009-105918
OCLC Number 315893997
Additional Subjects Ambient Air Monitoring Program ; SLAMS (Calendar years 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007) ; Quality assurance activities ; Environmental data operations ; Air Quality Science (AQS) ; State and Local Air Monitoring Stations (SLAMS)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1006PLU.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EKBD  EPA-454/R-09-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/23/2009
NTIS  PB2009-105918 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/12/2010
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Abstract
This report documents the quality assurance activities that were undertaken for the SLAMS PM2.5 environmental data operations for the calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The QA Report evaluates the adherence to the quality assurance requirements described in 40 CFR 58 App. A and evaluates the data quality indicators of precision, accuracy, bias, and completeness. This report mainly focuses on the monitor type designated as SLAMS in AQS. There are other monitoring organizations collecting PM2.5 that may or may not need to adhere to the QA requirements and at present, there is no transparent mechanism in AQS to identify (with the exception of SLAMS) the sites that are/are not meant to adhere to the QA requirements. An example of this are PM2.5 samplers operated by Tribes and reported as Tribal Monitors in AQS. Since the adherence to QA requirements is dependent on grant conditions, the monitors were not assessed for QA completeness, precision or bias. In 2009, we are planning on a revision to AQS to be able to report on all monitors that are required to meet CFR QA requirements.
Notes
EPA project officer: Michael Papp. "February, 2009" "EPA-454/R-09-001." PB2009-105918