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Criteria Air Pollutant Report: EL PASO County, TX
 
 
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    EL PASO County
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  • Air Quality Rankings: Health Risks, Exposure, and Emissions
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    Carbon Monoxide emissions:
    Nitrogen Oxides emissions:
    PM-2.5 emissions:
    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 (8-hour):
    Person-days in exceedance of national air quality standard for PM-10 (24-hour):
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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for EL PASO County

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  • Health Risks
  • Population Exposed to Unhealthy Levels of Criteria Air Pollutants:

    Pollutant Person-days
    in exceedance
    of NAAQS
    PM-10
        24-hour average 40,209,852
    Ozone
        8-hour average 705,436
    PM-10
        Annual arithmetic mean 705,436
    PM-25
        Annual arithmetic mean 705,436


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  • Exposures to Criteria Air Pollutants
  • Nonattainment Status:
    This county is in the El Paso, TX nonattainment area for failing to meet the national ambient air quality standard for the following criteria air pollutants:
    1. Carbon monoxide
    2. Ozone
    3. PM-10
    Air Quality Index:
    Percentage of days with good air quality:39
    Percentage of days with moderate air quality:52
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality for sensitive populations:7
    Percentage of days with unhealthful air quality:2
    Maximum AQI level in 2003501
    Median AQI level in 200355
    90th Percentile AQI level in 200396
    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 ppm13.3 ppm12.5 ppm 0 8
        8-hour average 9 ppm6.6 ppm6.5 ppm 0 8
    Lead
        Quarterly average 1.5 ug/m3.07 ug/m3.06 ug/m3 0 3
    Nitrogen dioxide
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.053 ppm.02 ppm.01 ppm 0 5
    Ozone
        1-hour average 0.12 ppm.11 ppm.1 ppm 0 6
        8-hour average 0.08 ppm.08 ppm.08 ppm 1 6
    PM-25
        24-hour average 65 ug/m3131 ug/m363 ug/m3 0 10
        Annual arithmetic mean 15 ug/m319.5 ug/m312.8 ug/m3 1 10
    PM-10
        24-hour average 150 ug/m31136 ug/m3802 ug/m3 57 11
        Annual arithmetic mean 50 ug/m388 ug/m363 ug/m3 1 11
    Sulfur dioxide
        3-hour average 0.50 ppm.03 ppm.02 ppm 0 3
        24-hour average 0.14 ppm.008 ppm.007 ppm 0 3
        Annual arithmetic mean 0.03 ppm.002 ppm.002 ppm 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 Sources134,97730,2612,5899,4701,94116,641
    Area Sources13,4281,3552,3016,222219,029
    Point Sources2,2544,0555406607,020762
    All sources150,65935,6715,43116,3528,98226,432
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  • Links

    Scorecard's report on
    El Paso County Real-Time Air Monitoring
    Texas State Implementation Plan
    Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
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