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Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council



Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council

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National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 119 Q ld A M B IE N T A IR Q U A L IT Y While there were no exceedences of the PM2.5 24-hour advisory reporting standard during 2010, infrequent but high PM2.5 episodes resulting from hazard-reduction burning programs, combined with PM2.5 emissions from urban sources such as motor vehicles, led to an exceedance of the annual average PM2.5 advisory reporting standard of 8g/m3 at Rocklea in South-East Queensland. With increasing motor vehicle use, compliance with the PM2.5 advisory standards, particularly the annual average criterion, in the longer term may be difficult to achieve in urban areas like South-East Queensland. Data from relevant monitoring stations are presented in tabular form below to enable an evaluation of whether the NEPM standards and goal were met at each monitoring station. The standards, with accompanying definitions and explanations, appear in Schedule 2 of the NEPM. For averaging times shorter than one year, compliance with the NEPM goal is achieved if the standard for a pollutant is exceeded on no more than a specified number of days in a calendar year (one day per year for all pollutants except PM10, which may be exceeded no more than five days per year) and at least 75% of data is captured in each quarter. The data are presented in greater detail in www.derm.qld.gov.au/services_resources/item_list. php?series_id=203747 The monitoring plan for Queensland is available from www.derm.qld.gov.au/register/p00579aa.pdf CO Carbon monoxide(NEPM standard 8 hours = 9.0ppm) Station Number of exceedances NEPM goal compliance South-East Queensland Brisbane sub-region Woolloongabba 0 met Toowoomba North Toowoomba 0 not demonstrateda a Not demonstrated due to less than 75% of data in one or more quarters.

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