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HAMN Air Quality Reporting

Companies participating in the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Source Emissions Monitoring program are required to submit an annual summary report of their air quality monitoring results obtained in the previous calendar year. These annual reports contain an overview of the HAMN Network, historical trends for major air pollutants, a summary of any special study carried out during the monitoring year.

Specific Air Pollutants Non-Continuous Data Reporting

Several Monitoring Stations within the HAMN network monitor and report data about specific pollutants including Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) on a non-continuous basis. Unlike other stations within the HAMN Network, these stations only report summary data every 12 days as opposed to specific data every hour. As such there is no “Real Time Data Reporting” available for these pollutants. Instead a bi-weekly (12 day) summary report in PDF is provided. Please click the links below to access the station map and then click a station to access the PDF Report.

HAMN Annual Air Quality Reports

Ministry of The Environment and Climate Change - Ontario Regulation 419 - Air Pollution – Local Air Quality

HAMILTON AIR MONITORING NETWORK
MONTHLY EPISODE REPORT
PARAMETER Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Ontario Regulation 419
Standards, Guidelines and Upper Risk Thresholds
TYPE AVERAGE PERIOD AVERAGE TYPE VALUE UNITS
Sulphur Dioxide SO2 Standard Sch 2 ½ Hr Running 300 ppb
Sulphur Dioxide SO2 Standard Sch 3 1 Hr Running 250 ppb
Sulphur Dioxide SO2 Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Running 100 ppb
Total Reduced Sulphur TRS Standard Sch 3 10 Min Running 9 ppb
Total Reduced Sulphur TRS RT 1 Hr Clock 10 ppb
Total Reduced Sulphur TRS Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Running 4 ppb
Total Reduced Sulphur TRS URT Sch 6 ½ Hr Running 143 ppb
Total Reduced Sulphur TRS URT Sch 6 24 Hr Running 48 ppb
Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 AAQC 1 Hr Running 200 ppb
Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 AAQC 24 Hr Running 100 ppb
Oxides of Nitrogen NOx Standard Sch 2 ½ Hr Running 327 ppb
Oxides of Nitrogen NOx Standard Sch 3 1 Hr Running 261 ppb
Oxides of Nitrogen NOx Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Running 131 ppb
Particulate Matter < 10 μm PM1 0 AAQC 24 Hr Running 50 μg/m3
Suspended Particulate < 44 μ m SP Standard Sch 2 ½ Hr Running 100 μg/m3
Suspended Particulate < 44 μ m SP Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Running 120 μg/m3
Suspended Particulate < 44 μ m TSP Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 120 μg/m3
Cadmium Cd Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 0.025 μg/m3
Cadmium Cd URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 0.25 μg/m3
Chromium Cr Guideline 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 1.5 μg/m3
Chromium Cr URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 5 μg/m3
Iron - Ferric Oxide Fe Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 25 μg/m3
Iron Fe Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 4 μg/m3
Copper Cu Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 50 μg/m3
Lead Pb Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 0.5 μg/m3
Lead Pb URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2 μg/m3
Manganese Mn AAQC 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 0.4 μg/m3
Manganese Mn Guideline 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2.5 μg/m3
Manganese Mn URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 4 μg/m3
Nickel Ni Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2 μg/m3
Nickel Ni URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2 μg/m3
Vanadium V Standard Sch 3 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2 μg/m3
Benzo [a] Pyrene B[a]P Guideline 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 1.1 ng/m3
Benzo [a] Pyrene B[a]P URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 5 ng/m3
Benzene C6H6 URT Sch 6 24 Hr Clock (00:00 - 23:00) 2.3 μg/m3
Standard Sch 1 - O. Reg. 419/05 Schedule 1 Standard
Standard Sch 3 - O. Reg. 419/05 Schedule 3 Standard
Guideline - MOECC Guideline
URT Sch 6 - O. Reg. 419/05 Schedule 6 Upper Risk Threshold
RT - MOECC Reportable Threshold
AAQC - MOECC Ambient Air Quality Criteria
SP ½ Hr Standard (100 μg/m3) - PM10 data used as surrogate for SP < 44 μm

Ontario's Ambient Air Quality Criteria
MOECC-O. Reg. 419/05 Standards, Point of Impingement Guidelines & Ambient Air Quality Criteria