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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: EL PASO County, CO
 
 
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    EL PASO County
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  • Air Quality Rankings: Health Risks, Exposure, and Emissions
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    Nitrogen Oxides emissions:
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    PM-10 emissions:
    Sulfur Dioxide emissions:
    Volatile Organic Compound emissions:
    Air Quality Index:
    Ozone 1-hour average concentration:
    Ozone 8-hour average concentration:
    PM-2.5 24-hour average concentration:
    PM-10 24-hour average concentration:
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for ozone (1-hour):
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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for EL PASO County

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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:89
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:11
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:0
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:0
    Maximum AQI level in 2003102
    Median AQI level in 200337
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200353
    Air Quality Index
    0 - 50 Good
    50 - 100 Moderate
    100 - 200 Unhealthful
    200 - 300 Very Unhealthful
    300 - 500 Hazardous
    2003 Summary of Pollutant Concentrations:
    Pollutant NAAQS
    Standard
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Second
    Highest
    Recorded
    Concentration
    Number
    of NAAQS
    Exceedances
    Stations
    Monitoring
    Pollutant
    Carbon monoxide
        1-hour average 35 ppm9.2 ppm6.7 ppm 0 2
        8-hour average 9 ppm4.2 ppm3.9 ppm 0 2
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m3.01 ug/m3.01 ug/m3 0 1
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.12 ppm.09 ppm 1 1
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.08 ppm.08 ppm 0 1
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m331 ug/m322 ug/m3 0 2
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m38 ug/m36.7 ug/m3 0 2
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m369 ug/m366 ug/m3 0 3
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m324 ug/m324 ug/m3 0 3
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  • 1999 Emissions Summary of Criteria Air Pollutants
  • (Expressed in tons of pollutant emitted)
      Carbon
    monoxide
    Nitrogen
    oxides
    PM-2.5 PM-10 Sulfur
    dioxide
    Volatile
    organic
    compounds
    Mobile Sources118,01223,0123,08110,8051,80012,840
    Area Sources8,8484,3582,4449,64732210,466
    Point Sources6288,8787031,06011,3472,441
    All sources127,48936,2476,22921,51213,47025,747
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