Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Data for BP Spill/Deepwater Horizon - August 2010


Metadata
File Identifier:
Metadata Language: eng; USA
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Individual Name: Josh Krochmal
Organisation Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Position Name: EDG Steward
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 202.564.8753
Delivery Point: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
Administrative Area: DC
Postal Code: 20460
E-Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Metadata Date: 2017-11-21
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115:2003/Cor.1:2006(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: The Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) buses are self-contained mobile laboratories that conduct instant-result monitoring of air quality at particular locations. In response to the BP Spill in 2010, equipment in the TAGA buses monitored for air toxics known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The specific VOCs being monitored were benzene, toluene, and xylene. These substances are also associated with facilities such as gas stations, oil refineries, paper mills, and autobody shops. The TAGA monitoring found that these substances are not present or are being detected at low levels in the areas monitored along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans, LA. The levels found were well below levels that would cause temporary discomfort, irritation, or other minor effects.
Purpose: The purpose of this dataset is to show the route of the TAGA bus for the given dates, as well as the monitoring results it recorded on the route. **Only readings above the detection limit are shown**
Language: eng; USA
Citation:
Title: Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Data for BP Spill/Deepwater Horizon - August 2010
Date:
Date: 2010-08-20
Date Type: Publication Date
Organisation Name: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Role: Publisher
Contact Info:
City: Washington
Administrative Area: DC
Organisation Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Role: Originator
Organisation Name:
Role:
Contact Info:
Online Resource: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/OLEM/DWH_TAGA_VOCs_August2010.zip
Point Of Contact:
Individual Name: Josh Krochmal
Organisation Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Position Name: EDG Steward
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 202.564.8753
Delivery Point: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
Administrative Area: DC
Postal Code: 20460
E-Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Topic Category: Geological and Geophysical
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Air
Keyword: Disaster
Keyword: Emergency
Keyword: Exposure
Keyword: Hazards
Keyword: Health
Keyword: Monitoring
Keyword: Response
Keyword: Toxics
Associated Thesaurus: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Associated Thesaurus: User
Keyword: Alabama
Keyword: Florida
Keyword: Louisiana
Keyword: Mississippi
Associated Thesaurus: None
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -138.21454852
East Bounding Longitude: -12.68151645
North Bounding Latitude: 61.7110157
South Bounding Latitude: 6.65223303
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Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Security Constraints:
Classification: PUBLIC
Classification System: http://project-open-data.github.io/schema/#accessLevel
Handling Description: Standard Technical Controls
Distribution
Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Individual Name: Josh Krochmal
Organisation Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Position Name: EDG Steward
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: 202.564.8753
Delivery Point: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
Administrative Area: DC
Postal Code: 20460
E-Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Quality
Scope: Dataset
Lineage: This lineage was generated by the FGDC CSDGM to 19139 transformation