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PM10 - NAAQS Implementation - Guidance Documents

Information provided for informational purposes onlyNote: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

EPA issues Policy Memoranda and Technical Guidance for use by Federal, regional, state, tribal, and local agencies to implement the NAAQS for all criteria pollutants. The list compiles the policy and guidance documents that relate specifically to PM10 alone or PM2.5 and PM10. These documents also posted on the Office of Air & Radiation's Policy and Guidance webpage, www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg, along with documents pertaining to the other criteria pollutants. Documents describing monitoring and data handling requirements for PM10 shown here are also posted on the Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC) webpage, http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic.

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  Limited Maintenance Plan for PM10: Guidance Memorandum 8-21-01 PDF file
  Limited Maintenance Plan for PM10: Critical Design Value Estimation and its Applications 8-21-01 PDF file
July 24, 1989 memo from William G. Laxton, "Use of Collocated PM10 Data" 12-22-00 PDF file
November 21, 1988 memo from Gerald A. Emison, "Revision to Policy on the "Use of Collocated PM10 Data" 10-4-00 PDF file
"PM10 Monitoring Task Force Report", EPA-450/4-89-018, May 1989 6-22-99 PDF file
"Guideline for PM10 Monitoring and Data Reporting", May, 1985 6-22-99 PDF file
"Guideline on the Identification and use of Air Quality Data Affected by Exceptional Events", EPA-450/4-86-007, July 1986 6-17-99 PDF file
"Guidance for Estimating Ambient Air Monitoring Costs for Criteria Pollutants and Selected Air Toxic Pollutants" EPA-454/R-93-042, October 1993 5-13-99 PDF file
  Fact Sheet on EPA's Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires 5-19-98 PDF file
  Memo announcing Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires, signed May 19, 1998 5-19-98 PDF file
  Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires, signed May 18, 1998 5-19-98 PDF file
OAQPS/EMAD 12/02/97 William F. Hunt, Jr. memorandum "Waivers For PM10 Sampling Frequency" 3-13-98 PDF file
OAQPS/EMAD 09/15/97 William F. Hunt, Jr. memorandum "Collection and Reporting of PM Data" 3-9-98 PDF file
  Areas Affected by PM-10 Natural Events 1-15-98 PDF file
  Guidance for Implementing the 1-Hour Ozone and Pre-Existing PM10 NAAQS 1-8-98 PDF file
  Interim use of PM10 as a surrogate for PM2.5 in meeting NSR 10-24-97 PDF file
  Guidance for Network Design and Optimum Site Exposure for PM2.5 and PM10 Draft Document 3-13-97 PDF file
"Supplemental Interim Guidance for Quality Assessment of Continuous PM10 Analyzers" NERL Memorandum, November 1995 7-5-96 PDF file
  Natural Events Policy FACT SHEET,signed June 6, 1996 6-7-96 PDF file
  Natural Events Policy Memo (5/30/96) 6-6-96 PDF file
PM-10 Emission Inventory Requirements September 1994 PDF file
PM-10 Innovative Strategies Document 2-17-94 Executable file
PM-10 Guideline Document April 1993 PDF file
Guideline on Exceptions to Data Requirements for Determining Attainment of Particulate Standards April 1987 PDF file

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