AQS has been updated as follows:
The AMP430 Report, the "Data Completeness Report", has been enhanced for PM 2.5 and Lead so that it now displays the site-level completeness rather than monitor-level completeness. (Since these parameters are combined for a site to determine Design Value completeness.)
Maintain QA / PEP Form:
Maintain QA/NPAP Form:
AMP 256 -- Data Quality Indicator Report: 40 CFR Part 58 Appendix A requires 1-Point QC checks to be submitted every two weeks. The report now displays the following column labels "Intervals Required" and "Valued Intervals" rather than "Audits Required" and "Audits Collected".
NAAQS Exclusions Interim Change: The following is an interim change to provide requested capabilities for Ozone, CO, SO2, NO2, and PM 10, while final details are worked out.
Previously, a NAAQS Exclusion could be requested by a submitting agency and concurred by the EPA Region for any criteria pollutant, but would only be used by AQS Design Value calculations for PM 2.5 and Lead.
With this patch, AQS has been enhanced to apply NAAQS Exclusions to all criteria pollutants. The interim approach is to handle NAAQS Exclusions via the mechanism used by Exceptional Event exclusions, using the Exceptional Data Type (EDT_ID) values. Under this approach, summaries with an EDT_ID of '1' will have all "requested exclusions" (either Exceptional Event flags or "NAAQS Exclusions") excluded; summaries with an EDT_ID of '2' will have no exclusions, and summaries with an EDT_ID of 5 will have EPA Concurred exclusions (for either Exceptional Event flags or "NAAQS Exclusions") excluded. i.e. There are no changes for Exceptional Event processing, and NAAQS Exclusions will be handled by AQS like Exceptional Event flagging.