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One-Hour Ozone High Value Days for 2017
as of May 22

In July 1997, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. The EPA is phasing out and replacing the previous one-hour standard with a new eight-hour standard to protect public health against longer exposure to the air pollutant.

A community will meet the new standard when the three-year average of the fourth-highest daily maximum eight-hour concentration measured at each monitoring site is less than 85 parts per billion.

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The table below lists the one-hour ozone concentrations measured in 2017 in each community where Virginia DEQ measures ozone that are equal to or higher than 125 parts per billion. All ozone measurements are in parts per billion. Concentrations are color-highlighted based on the EPA-defined Air Quality Index colors. (See Interpreting the AQI.)

2017 -- Sorted by Maximum Value
LocationRegionCAMSAQSDateTimeValuePOCHours
Exceeded
There are no one-hour ozone exceedances recorded for 2017.
POC (Parameter Occurrence Code): a code used to correctly separate data from multiple instruments at one site.

PLEASE NOTE: This data has not been verified by the Virginia DEQ and may change. This is the most current data, but it is not official until it has been certified by our technical staff. Data is collected from Virginia DEQ ambient monitoring sites and may include data collected by other outside agencies.

Interpreting the AQI

Air Quality Index

Each NAAQS pollutant has a separate AQI scale, with an AQI rating of 100 corresponding to the concentration of the Federal Standard for that pollutant. Additional information about the AQI and how it can be used is available from the EPA's AirNow web site.

Place your mouse pointer over the scale displayed above to view information about the Air Quality Index, and each of the rating levels.

The actual index calculation is different for each parameter measured and is specified by the EPA. The following table shows the various breakpoints used in calculating the AQI.

AQI Breakpoint Definitions
AQI Range 1hr Ozone
in ppm
8hr Ozone
in ppm
0 - 50 Not Defined 0 - 0.054
51 - 100 Not Defined 0.055 - 0.070
101 - 150 0.125 - 0.164 0.071 - 0.085
151 - 200 0.165 - 0.204 0.086 - 0.105
201 - 300 0.205 - 0.404 0.106 - 0.200
301 - 400 0.405 - 0.504 Not Defined
401 - 500 0.505 - 0.604 Not Defined
500+ Not Defined Not Defined

PLEASE NOTE: This data has not been verified by the Virginia DEQ and may change. This is the most current data, but it is not official until it has been certified by our technical staff. Data is collected from Virginia DEQ ambient monitoring sites and may include data collected by other outside agencies. This data is updated hourly. All times shown are in local standard time unless otherwise indicated.