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1 Welcome to the AQS Monitor Metadata Webinar Dec. 13, 2013 You are connected to the on-line portion of the webinar. The audio is being hosted via a phone line: conf code # (Please mute your phone line) We will be taking questions via the on-line Questions box, and having a Q&A time at the webinar.

2 Agenda Monitor Types – History – Mapping to new metadata elements Monitor Method New Batch Transactions Demo Questions and Answers Dec. 13, 20122

3 Monitor Types – History Dec. 13, Monitor Types SLAMS Special Purpose Tribal Monitors IndustrialOther Federal Network Affiliations IMPROVE Trends Speciation Supplemental Spec. NATTSNCorePAMS Unofficial PAMS Other Information Non- Regulatory Index SiteQA collocated Legacy Monitor Types OtherNAMSWHOWMO

4 Metadata Changes/New Metadata Monitor Type: Only administrative classification Monitor Network Affiliation: Network / Program for monitor (e.g. NCORE, PAMS) Monitor NAAQS Exclusion: Replaces non- regulatory type Monitor Collocation Period: Use instead of “QA Collocated” monitor type Dec. 13, 20124

5 New Monitor Types SLAMS: State or Local air monitoring stations for parameters (pollutants and/or meteorological data) addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. TRIBAL MONITORS: Air monitoring stations operating under the authority of a Federally recognized tribal agency for parameters addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. SPECIAL PURPOSE: A monitor that an agency has designated as “Special Purpose” in its annual monitoring network plan for parameters addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. INDUSTRIAL: A monitor that is operated by a private industry entity rather than under the control of a State, Local, or Tribal government. EPA: A monitor that is operated by EPA or an EPA contractor for parameters addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. NON-EPA FEDERAL: A monitor operated by another Federal agency for parameters addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. SPM-OTHER: A monitor for a parameter not addressed by 40 CFR Part 58. (i.e. It will not be allowed for criteria pollutants or other parameters associated with a monitoring network such as NCORE, PAMS or NATTS.) Note: After the change, a monitor will only be allowed to have a single monitor type on any specific day. Dec. 13, 20125

6 Monitor Method A new metadata element has been created for Monitor Method; this new element identifies the monitor’s Method of Collection and Analysis for a specified period of time. Dec. 13, 20126

7 New Batch Transactions MM – Monitor Method MN – Monitor Network Affiliation MO – Primary Monitor Period MX – Monitor NAAQS Exclusion See Monitor-Metadata_Transactions.pdf Monitor-Metadata_Transactions.pdf Note: Each transaction has a corresponding Maintain Form Tab. Dec. 13, 20127

8 Transition Monitor Types converted to new elements on Dec. 7, 2013 Software to manage new metadata deployed on Dec. 7, 2013 Metadata submitted with old Monitor Type will be automatically converted for 1 year EPA will work with submitters to move recent data with multiple methods to separate POCs Early in 2014 AQS will generate an error if Raw Data Submitted with wrong method. Dec. 13, 20128

9 Demo Submitting new metadata file New Correct Forms New Maintain Monitor Form Tabs Updated Site and Monitor Description Reports Dec. 13, 20129

10 Question and answer time Dec. 13,


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