Science Inventory

Reference and Equivalent Methods Used to Measure National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Criteria Air Pollutants - Volume I

Citation:

Gilliam, J. AND E. Hall. Reference and Equivalent Methods Used to Measure National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Criteria Air Pollutants - Volume I. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/139, 2016.

Impact/Purpose:

This EPA Technical Report provides a comprehensive list of each of the Federal Reference Method (FRM) and Federal Equivalent Method (FEM) air pollution monitoring systems for each of the six criteria air pollutants. Basic technical information and references are provided in the document.

Description:

There are a number of Federal Reference Method (FRM) and Federal Equivalent Method (FEM) systems used to monitor the six criteria air pollutants (Lead [Pb], Carbon Monoxide [CO], Sulfur Dioxide [SO2], Nitrogen Dioxide [NO2], Ozone [O3], Particulate Matter [PM]) to determine if an area is compliant with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for these air pollutants. EPA publishes the list of active FRMs and FEMs on a semi-annual basis, but the list is not a comprehensive one, and anyone wishing to find information for all of the FRMs and FEMs must consult a large number of resources, since the information is not located in a single document. This report is the first attempt to list all of the available FRMs and FEMs in a single document.

URLs/Downloads:

REFERENCE AND EQUIVALENT METHODS USED TO MEASURE NAAQS CRITERIA AIR POLLUTANTS - VOLUME I_JUNE_23_2016.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 5966.978 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 07/13/2016
Record Last Revised: 07/13/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 321491

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION