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Ozone and Carbon Monoxide 1996-98 Air Quality Data Update
The following is a brief summary of EPA's 1998 air quality update for ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment areas.
Ozone (O3): Today's list updates ozone air quality monitoring data for the three year period, 1996-98. During this current three year period,
EPA set the 1-hour O3 standard at 0.12 parts per million (ppm) daily maximum 1-hour average concentration not to be exceeded more than once per year on average. Compliance with the 1-hour ozone standard is judged on the basis of the most recent three years of ambient air quality monitoring data. The 1-hour ozone standard is not met at a monitoring site if the average number of estimated exceedances of the ozone standard is greater than 1.0 (1.05 rounds up). The level of the 8-hour O3 NAAQS is 0.08 ppm. The 8-hour O3 standard is not met if the 3-year average of the annual 4th highest daily maximum 8-hour O3 concentration is greater than 0.08 ppm (0.085 rounds up).
Carbon Monoxide (CO): Today's list updates CO air quality data for the two year period, 1997-98. During this two year period,
EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standard for carbon monoxide is 9 parts per million (ppm) nonoverlapping 8-hour average concentration not to be exceeded more than once per year. The CO standard is not met at a monitoring site if there are two or more exceedances of the level of the CO NAAQS in either of the two most recent calendar years of monitoring data.