National Environmental Standard
The Auckland Regional Council is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard. The Auckland Urban Airshed is currently in breach of the standard for fine particles (PM10) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
Date Breach Occurred Location 24 hr average PM10
31 August 2007 Khyber Pass Rd (Newmarket) 52 μg/m3
The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour average PM10 is 50 μg/m3. PM10 are tiny particles suspended in the air that are invisible to the human eye. These particles can affect health, especially in asthmatics and people with heart and lung disease.
Date and Time Breach Occurred Location 1 hr average NO2
29 August 2007 10:00 am Queen St (CBD) 227 μg/m3
The National Environmental Standard for 1 hour average NO2 is 200 μg/m3. NO2 is a gas that can irritate the lungs, increase susceptibility to asthma, and lower resistance to infections such as the flu.
For further information, please visit our website www.arc.govt.nz
Environment Bay of Plenty
Yes – PM10 in Rotorua (see example below).
National Environmental Standard – Public notice
Environment Bay of Plenty is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.
Particulate matter (PM10) concentration has exceeded the standard in the Rotorua Local Air Management Area.
The National Environment Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 µg/m3
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||01-Jun-08||82 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||05-Jun-08||66 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||06-Jun-08||95 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||11-Jun-08||86 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||12-Jun-08||91 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||13-Jun-08||70 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||14-Jun-08||67 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||15-Jun-08||53 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||19-Jun-08||79 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||20-Jun-08||107 µg/m3|
|Edmund Road, Rotorua.||21-Jun-08||58 µg/m3|
The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality (NESAQ) threshold for PM10 (particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter) has been breached more than once in the Christchurch, Kaiapoi and Rangiora airsheds.
The NESAQ allows the PM10 threshold of 50 μg/m3 (24-hour average concentration, reported from midnight to midnight) to be exceeded no more than once per year in each airshed. For the purpose of determining compliance of the NESAQ in Christchurch, only results from the St Albans monitoring site are taken into account. However, concentrations from all monitoring sites are reported in the following tables, if there has been an exceedence at any of the monitoring sites.
Since the beginning of 2008 to the end of June, there have been 14 exceedences of the PM10 threshold at the representative site for Christchurch in St Albans (9 in May, 5 in June), 14 in Kaiapoi (6 in May, 8 in June) and 5 in Rangiora (1 in May, 4 in June). Those exceedences occurring in June are reported in the following tables. Details of earlier exceedences were published on June 7.
24 hour average PM10 concentrations (μg/m3)
|Date occurred||St Albans*||Burnside*||Woolston*|
|4 June 2008||51||55||29|
|5 June 2008||44||45||52|
|6 June 2008||41||36||70|
|10 June 2008||55||55||80|
|11 June 2008||50||37||80|
|19 June 2008||51||47||103|
|20 June 2008||64||50||88|
|21 June 2008||45||53||35|
|25 June 2008||53||50||46|
* Monitoring sites located in:
Coles Place, St Albans - dominated by residential emissions
Greers Road, Burnside - dominated by residential emissions
King Edward Terrace, Woolston - dominated by residential and industrial emissions
|Date occurred||Kaiapoi airshed*||Rangiora airshed*|
|4 June 2008||55||26|
|5 June 2008||57||44|
|6 June 2008||58||35|
|10 June 2008||70||39|
|11 June 2008||74||59|
|19 June 2008||78||59|
|20 June 2008||44||52|
|21 June 2008||64||46|
|25 June 2008||57||58|
* Monitoring sites located in:
Peraki Street, Kaiapoi - dominated by residential emissions
Percival Street, Rangiora - dominated by residential emissions
Further information is available at: www.ecan.govt.nz/todaysair
Dr Bryan Jenkins
National Environmental Standard – Public notice
Environment Southland (Southland Regional Council) is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards (NES) Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.
Particulate PM10 concentrations exceeded the standard during the months of May and June 2008 at the following locations:
|Gore at Main Street||4/05/2008||65.8|
|Invercargill at Pomona||17/05/2008||64.4|
|Invercargill at Pomona||21/05/2008||95.8|
|Invercargill at Miller||21/05/2008||50.8|
|Invercargill at Pomona||29/05/2008||57|
|Invercargill at Pomona||2/06/2008||77.2|
|Invercargill at Pomona||20/06/2008||110|
|Invercargill at Miller||20/06/2008||54.4|
|Winton at Essex St||20/06/2008||73.9|
|Invercargill at Miller||30/06/2008||61.9|
|Gore at Main Street||30/06/2008||58.9|
|Invercargill at Pomona||30/06/2008||91.9|
The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 g/m3.
One exceedence of the NES is allowed per year. There has been one exceedence of the NES in Winton on the 20 of June 2008; any further exceedances will breach the NES.
There have been two exceedences in Gore so far this year, with the highest reading being 65.8 micrograms per cubic metre of air on the 4th of May. The Gore airshed has breached the standard for Particulate PM10.
There has been nine exceedences in Invercargill so far this year, with the highest reading being 110 micrograms per cubic metre of air on 20th of June 2008 (Note: this exceedance was in part caused by a house fire). The Invercargill airshed has breached of the standard for Particulate PM10.
More information on Air Quality can be found on our website www.es.govt.nz
Daily Air Quality Reports for Invercargill and Gore are provided at 5:30pm on CueTV and 6pm on Hokonui Radio.
Environmental Information Manager
Breach of the National Environmental Standard for Air Quality
The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality (NESAQ) threshold for PM10 (particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter) has been breached once in the Wairarapa airshed since 1 September 2005 as follows:
|Date occurred||Wairarapa College|
|2 July 2006||52 µg/m3|
The NESAQ allows the PM10 threshold of 50 µg/m3 (24-hour average concentration, reported from midnight to midnight) to be exceeded no more than once per year in the airshed.
Further Information is available at:
Marlborough District Council
Marlborough Express – Thursday Combined Advertisement
|Sub-heading||Breach of Air Quality Standard for PM10 in the Blenheim Area|
|Date of Advertisement|
Text of Advertisement
In accordance with regulation 16 of the Resource Management Act (National Environmental Standards relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, referred to as the NES, Marlborough District Council gives notice that the NES for PM10 has been breached in the Blenheim airshed in the year from 1 September 2007.
|Date of Breach||Location of Breach||PM10 (µg m-3)|
|13 May 2008||Redwoodtown||51|
|20 May 2008||Redwoodtown||56|
|10 June 2008||Redwoodtown||56|
The Marlborough District Council monitors PM10 concentrations relative to the NES at air monitoring sites in Middle Renwick Road, Redwoodtown and Picton.
The NES for PM10 allows the threshold of 50 µg m-3 to be exceeded on no more than one day per year. The first breach in Blenheim occurred on 13 May 2008. The NES has been breached on 3 occasions in Blenheim for the year from 1 September 2007.
More information can be found on our website www.marlborough.govt.nz
Nelson City Council
Public Notice pursuant the clause 16 of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, of Breach of National Environmental Standard for PM10
Nelson City Council herby gives notice that, PM10 concentrations exceeded a mean 24 hour concentration of 50 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) as specified in Schedule 1 of the above Regulations within the area gazetted as Air shed A: Nelson South and Air Shed B: Tahunanui-Stoke on the following occasions.
|Day||24 hour mean PM10 Concentration Measured (µg/m3)||Extent of PM10 Exceedence (µg/m3)||Location at which Regulation was Breached|
|30-06-2008||56||6||Air shed A: St Vincent St|
|1-07-2008||61||11||Air shed A: St Vincent St|
|2-07-2008||54||4||Air shed A: St Vincent St|
|2-07-2008||51||1||Air shed B: Tahunanui-Stoke|
Otago Regional Council
BREACH OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL
STANDARDS FOR AIR
The Otago Regional Council is required under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relating to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004 to report any breach of the ambient air quality standard.
The National Environmental Standard for 24 hour PM10 is 50 micrograms of particulate per cubic metre of air (µg/m3). PM10 concentrations in June 2008 exceeded the standard as follows:
|Air Zone 1||Air Zone 2|
For more information, see our website www.orc.govt.nz
Manager Resource Science
Tasman District Council
Public Notice pursuant to Clause 16 of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards Relation to Certain Air Pollutants, Dioxins, and Other Toxics) Regulations 2004, of Breach of National Environmental Standard for PM10 .
On this, the 18th day of June, 2008, Territorial Authoritiesman District Council hereby gives notice that, PM10 concentrations exceeded an average 24-hour concentration of 50 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) as specified in Schedule 1 of the above Regulations within the area gazetted as Richmond Air Shed and on the following 15 occasions:
|Day||PM10 Concentration measured(μg/m3)||Extent of PM10 Exceedence(μg/m3)||Location at which Exceedence was Measured|
|May 28 2008||69.9||19.9||Richmond Central|
|May 29 2008||63.6||13.6||Richmond Central|
|May 30 2008||67.3||17.3||Richmond Central|
|May 31 2008||67.0||17||Richmond Central|
|June 1 2008||55.9||5.9||Richmond Central|
|June 5 2008||55.6||5.6||Richmond Central|
|June 6 2008||59.3||9.3||Richmond Central|
|June 10 2008||65.6||15.6||Richmond Central|
|June 11 2008||61.9||11.9||Richmond Central|
|June 12 2008||76.7||76.7||Richmond Central|
|June 13 2008||61.3||61.3||Richmond Central|
|June 14 2008||50.3||0.3||Richmond Central|
|June 15 2008||61.6||11.6||Richmond Central|
|June 18 2008||56.2||6.2||Richmond Central|
|June 19 2008||51.2||1.2||Richmond Central|
The number of exceedences is higher for this time of year than any previous year. Look up http://www.Territorial Authoritiesman.govt.nz/index.php?Air for the most up-to-date information on air quality in Richmond and other historic monitoring in other Territorial Authoritiesman towns.
A new monitoring site is running in Richmond this winter only (started on June 2, 2008) and is located in Richmond South. The instrument at this site does not have a continuous real-time output as at the Richmond Central site. This means that there is a delay of weeks before results become available because the filters have to be analysed at a certified laboratory.
West Coast Regional Council
Breaches of air quality standard for PM10 in the Reefton airshed.
So far this winter Reefton has recorded 18 exceedences of the National Environmental Standard for PM10. An exceedence of the standard is any recording of 50ug/m3 PM10 or more averaged over a 24 hour period. So far this winter the highest recorded value was 78ug/m3 recorded on the 28th of May.
|Date of Breach||Location of Breach||PM10 (µg m-3 )|
For more information on Air Quality please check the website http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/state_of_the_environment/air_quality/ or contact the Air Quality scientist at the regional council Stefan.Beaumont@wcrc.govt.nz