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Annual Average Ambient Concentration of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) by County (where FRM PM2.5 monitors exist) Metadata

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    • idinfo:
      • citation:
        • citeinfo:
          • origin: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
          • pubdate: 20190801
          • title: Annual Average Ambient Concentration of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) by County (where FRM PM2.5 monitors exist)
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      • descript:
        • abstract: The county-level daily PM2.5 dataset is created using data downloaded from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (http://aqsdr1.epa.gov/aqsweb/aqstmp/airdata/download_files.html). These data were originally provided to EPA by the state of New Mexico Air Quality Program, as required under the Clean Air Act. Data are only provided for counties with monitors that pass the completeness criterion and those monitors that use a federal reference method (FRM) to monitor PM2.5. Most PM2.5 monitors take samples every third day (some every sixth day) and a few measure every day; taking quarterly averages and then calculating an annual average addresses the comparability of these data. The air quality PM2.5 data used in calculating the indicator are tested for completeness to ensure that there are 11 samples per quarter and 4 quarters per year for each area's year. If data for a county do not meet this completeness test, then no PM2.5 estimate is made for a county; these missing values are designated as "Insufficient Data". For counties without monitors, missing values are designated as "Data Not Available". Until year 2013, the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) was 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air (ug/m3) as an arithmetic average; to attain this standard, the 3-year average of the weighted annual mean PM2.5 concentrations from a single or multiple community-oriented monitors must not exceed 15 ug/m3 (the current standard is 12 micrograms/m3 as of year 2013). Effective December 17, 2006, the 24-hour NAAQS is 35 micrograms per cubic meter of air (ug/m3); to attain this standard, the 3-year average of the 98th percentile of 24-hour concentrations at each population-oriented monitor within an area must not exceed 35 ug/m3. The dataset contains, for each county with complete monitoring data: the year, state and county FIPS code (individually and combined), county name, county population, average annual ambient PM2.5 concentration (ug/m3). The dataset was created using guidelines provided in the CDC NCDM Recommendations. The indicator documentation is available from CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
        • purpose: This dataset contains calculated measures for air quality for use on the NM public portal. The dataset is intended for use on the NM EPHT portal for displays describing PM2.5-related air quality across NM by county with FRM PM2.5 monitors. These data are not intended for performing health assessments or otherwise being directly related or linked to health data. The data for this indicator represent highly populated counties that have PM2.5 monitors. As a result, the data tend to reflect urban air quality and longer-term average air quality levels. Populations in counties without FRM monitors may also be exposed to concentrations that exceed a standard. The annual PM2.5 level data help summarize long-term trends in particulate matter concentrations. These data will give an idea of what the yearly level of PM2.5 is in an area. This indicator can be used to inform policy makers and the public about the degree of potential exposures to fine particles within New Mexico during a year and over time (trends). The indicator measure(annual average concentration of PM2.5) can be compared to the NAAQS level of 12 ug/m3 or other health-based benchmarks to communicate the degree of public health concern to policy makers and the general public. The measure can be affected by density and placement of monitors, and coverage will vary within the state. It does not directly reflect exposure. Certain geographic areas, such as those near busy roads, are likely to have higher values of PM2.5 levels. It is also important to understand that the relationship between ambient concentrations and personal exposure is uncertain, and it varies depending upon pollutant, activity patterns, and locality or microenvironments. The percentage of state population living in counties with no PM2.5 measurements must always be considered when attempting to estimate the proportion of population at risk.
      • timeperd:
        • timeinfo:
          • rngdates:
            • begdate: 19990101
            • begtime
            • enddate: 20181231
            • endtime
        • current: Publication Date
      • status:
        • progress: Complete
        • update: Annually
      • spdom:
        • bounding:
          • westbc: -109.05017700000001
          • eastbc: -103.00206900000001
          • northbc: 37.000292999999999
          • southbc: 31.332173999999998
      • keywords:
        • theme:
          • themekt: Exposure Type - CDC
          • themekey: Air quality; Ambient air quality; Air; Fine particulate matter; Particulate matter 2.5; PM 2.5; Environment
        • place:
          • placekt: FIPS 5-2 (State)
          • placekey: NM, New Mexico, 35
      • accconst: None
      • useconst: As general indicator of air quality over space and time, this indicator is not intended for use in performing health assessments or otherwise being directly linked (related) with health data. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
      • ptcontac:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • secinfo:
        • secsys: None
        • secclass: Unclassified
        • sechandl: None
      • native: SAS
    • dataqual:
      • logic: None
      • complete: The ambient air quality data used in calculating the indicator and measure are tested for completeness to ensure that there are eleven (11) samples per quarter and four (4) quarters per year for each area's year. If data for a county do not achieve this completeness test, then no PM2.5 estimate is made for the county.
      • lineage:
        • procstep:
          • procdesc: Calculate the indicator and measure.
          • procdate: 20190801
    • eainfo:
      • overview:
        • eaover: Ambient air quality county indicator measure for PM2.5 for 1999 - 2014.
        • eadetcit: CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, NCDM Recommendations Version 3.0, Air.
    • distinfo:
      • distrib:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • resdesc: Online Data
      • distliab: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The NMDOH shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
      • custom: None
    • metainfo:
      • metd: 20190801
      • metc:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • metstdn: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
      • metac: None
      • metuc: None
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Content updated: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:58:23 MDT