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Ozone Health Advisory Program Summaries

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2012 Ozone Health Advisory Program Summary (4/1/12–10/31/12)

National Park Service Area*

Number of Days
8-hr Ozone
Average > 75 ppb

Number of Days Ozone Health Advisory Issued

Acadia NP 0 2
Grand Canyon NP 2 0
Great Smoky Mtns NP 4 1
Mammoth Cave NP 10 3
Pinnacles NM 1 1
Rocky Mountain NP 14 16
Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs 82 72
Shenandoah NP 2 2
Yosemite NP 9 3
* This table shows the results for NPS areas participating in the 2012 ozone health advisory program.
† Ozone values above 75 part per billion (ppb) exceed the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

The 8-hour ozone health standard can be exceeded anytime during a 24-hour day time period. Ozone health advisories are initiated during the daylight hours, therefore, the ozone health standard can be exceeded at an area and an ozone health advisory not be issued.


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Last Updated: March 13, 2013