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COMBUSTION AREA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES
Bowman, D., S. Lowe, J. Purple, R. Randolph, AND D. Winkler. COMBUSTION AREA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-92/197 (NTIS 93-106623), 1992.
The report identifies, documents, and evaluates data sources for stationary area source emissions, including solid waste and agricultural burning. Area source emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, reactive volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide are estimated annually by the National Air Data Branch of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. Area sources include all mobile sources and any stationary sources that are too small, difficult, or numerous to be inventoried as point sources. The original National Emissions Data System (NEDS) area source methodology and algorithms were developed in 1973 and 1974, using 1960 census data. The NEDS methodology has remained relatively unchanged over the past 15 years. Current methods need to be updated or revised using more recent data. Due to the recent groundswell of interest in obtaining better emissions inventory data, efforts are underway to update or revise these NEDS methodologies.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION
ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH