Ozone Maintenance Areas of Washington State

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 19980604
Title: Ozone Maintenance Areas of Washington State
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ozone Maintenance Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#o
Description:
Abstract:
Ambient monitoring measures the status of air quality throughout the state to assess trends, compliance with federal and state air quality standards, effectiveness of control strategies and attainment plans, health effects and environmental damage; respond to citizen complaints; evaluate specific geographic or hot-spot air quality concerns; and create environmental indicators. Emission inventory is the cataloging of sources of air pollution and the emissions from those sources. Inventory data are critical to the understanding of the causes of air pollution problems and creation of appropriate solutions.

Meteorological forecasting and dispersion modeling of air pollutants are essential to understanding the movement and buildup of air pollution; the carrying capacity of airsheds; the interaction of pollutants; and the location of maximum impact of sources of pollution.

As of September 26, 2005 there are no longer any areas of Washington designated as "NONATTAINMENT."

Purpose:
Show areas that presently and historically did not meet ozone air quality standards.
Supplemental_Information:
Air quality concerns come in three forms: public health, environment and quality of life. Thirteen areas of Washington state were designated as violating national, health-based, ambient air quality standards for six chemicals known as criteria pollutants. Over 2.3 million people live within these areas. Additionally, special monitoring studies show the potential for violations in several new areas such as Wenatchee, Ellensburg and parts of the Columbia plateau. Although air quality has improved significantly in the state's major urban areas, most remain close to violating one or more federal air quality standards. Population growth, more cars, and economic expansion will continue to push vehicle use and emissions higher. It will take vigilance and the combined effort of citizens, business and government to sustain our air quality gains.

Hundreds of other chemicals, known as toxic or hazardous air pollutants, enter the atmosphere from a wide variety of sources but are not subject to ambient, health-based standards. Because of limited air quality data, the level of public health and environmental damage caused by toxic air pollutants is largely unknown.

Air pollution causes lung disease and worsens existing respiratory and cardiopulmonary disease, sometimes hastening death for persons afflicted with such diseases. Hundreds of studies find that short and long-term exposures to air pollution increase respiratory symptoms, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and medication use; decrease lung function; and create school absences, work loss days, and restricted activity days.

Air pollution increases chronic respiratory illness; increases the overall death rate; increases the likelihood of contracting cancer; and decreases lung function in children, pre-disposing them to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as adults.

Air pollution affects the environment and quality of life in many ways including: damage to soils, water, crops, vegetation, manmade materials, property, animals, and wildlife; impairment of visibility, climate and weather; and hazards to transportation, as well as adversely affecting economic values and personal comfort and well-being.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19990630
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.897149
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.043826
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.271289
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.548469
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: air
Theme_Keyword: carbon
Theme_Keyword: maintenance
Theme_Keyword: ozone
Theme_Keyword: nonattainment
Theme_Keyword: pollution
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Northwest
Place_Keyword: Pacific
Place_Keyword: Washington
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tom Leonard
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology - Air Program
Contact_Position: Graphic Designer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6039
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-7534
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tom.leonard@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 (Pacific)
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Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 19980604
Title: Carbon Monoxide
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#c>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Ecology
Publication_Date: 19980604
Title: Particulates
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Particulate Maintenance Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/data/data.htm#p>

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Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Contribution:
Environmental Protection Agency, United State Geological Survey, Snohomish County, Federal Register
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Data digitized from paper maps, coordinates imported into ARC/INFO from the Federal Register
Process_Date: 1993
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 (Pacific)
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Attribute_Label: SQMILES
Attribute_Definition: Polygon area in square miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQKM
Attribute_Definition: Polygon area in square kilometers
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Attribute_Label: FID
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Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: As needed
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Air Program
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Maintenance area
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 (Pacific)
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Distribution_Liability:
The Washington State Department of Ecology provides these geographic data "AS IS" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
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Turnaround: One week
Custom_Order_Process:
Available in other formats, such as CD-ROM by request. Please contact: GIS Technical Services, Washington State Department of Ecology.
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Contact_Position: Spatial Database Administrator
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Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47600
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98504-7600
Country: United States of America
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Address_Type: physical address
Address: 300 Desmond Drive
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98503
Country: United States of America
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 407-6121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 407-6493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@ecy.wa.gov
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