40 CFR 58.30 - Special considerations for data comparisons to the NAAQS.

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§ 58.30 Special considerations for data comparisons to the NAAQS.
(a) Comparability of PM 2.5 data. (1) There are two forms of the PM2.5 NAAQS described in part 50 of this chapter. The PM2.5 monitoring site characteristics (see appendix D to this part, section 4.7.1) impact how the resulting PM2.5 data can be compared to the annual PM2.5 NAAQS form. PM2.5 data that are representative, not of areawide but rather, of relatively unique population-oriented microscale, or localized hot spot, or unique population-oriented middle-scale impact sites are only eligible for comparison to the 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. For example, if the PM2.5 monitoring site is adjacent to a unique dominating local PM2.5 source or can be shown to have average 24-hour concentrations representative of a smaller than neighborhood spatial scale, then data from a monitor at the site would only be eligible for comparison to the 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS.
(2) There are cases where certain population-oriented microscale or middle scale PM2.5 monitoring sites are determined by the Regional Administrator to collectively identify a larger region of localized high ambient PM2.5 concentrations. In those cases, data from these population-oriented sites would be eligible for comparison to the annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
(b) [Reserved]
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§ 58.30 Special considerations for data comparisons to the NAAQS.

(a) Comparability of PM 2.5 data. The primary and secondary annual and 24-hour PM 2.5 NAAQS are described in part 50 of this chapter. Monitors that follow the network technical requirements specified in § 58.11 are eligible for comparison to the NAAQS subject to the additional requirements of this section. PM 2.5 measurement data from all eligible monitors are comparable to the 24-hour PM 2.5 NAAQS. PM 2.5 measurement data from all eligible monitors that are representative of area-wide air quality are comparable to the annual PM 2.5 NAAQS. Consistent with appendix D to this part, section 4.7.1, when micro- or middle-scale PM 2.5 monitoring sites collectively identify a larger region of localized high ambient PM 2.5 concentrations, such sites would be considered representative of an area-wide location and, therefore, eligible for comparison to the annual PM 2.5 NAAQS. PM 2.5 measurement data from monitors that are not representative of area-wide air quality but rather of relatively unique micro-scale, or localized hot spot, or unique middle-scale impact sites are not eligible for comparison to the annual PM 2.5 NAAQS. PM 2.5 measurement data from these monitors are eligible for comparison to the 24-hour PM 2.5 NAAQS. For example, if a micro- or middle-scale PM 2.5 monitoring site is adjacent to a unique dominating local PM 2.5 source, then the PM 2.5 measurement data from such a site would only be eligible for comparison to the 24-hour PM 2.5 NAAQS. Approval of sites that are suitable and sites that are not suitable for comparison with the annual PM 2.5 NAAQS is provided for as part of the annual monitoring network plan described in § 58.10.

(b) [Reserved]

[71 FR 61302, Oct. 17, 2006, as amended at 78 FR 3283, Jan. 15, 2013]

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Title 40 published on 2015-07-01

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  • 2015-10-26; vol. 80 # 206 - Monday, October 26, 2015
    1. 80 FR 65292 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
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      Final rule.
      The final rule is effective on December 28, 2015.
      40 CFR Parts 50, 51, 52, 53, and 58