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


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Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme Keyword: health
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme Keyword: Air
Theme Keyword: Disaster
Theme Keyword: Emergency
Theme Keyword: Exposure
Theme Keyword: Hazards
Theme Keyword: Health
Theme Keyword: Monitoring
Theme Keyword: Response
Theme Keyword: Toxics
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Alabama
Place Keyword: Florida
Place Keyword: Louisiana
Place Keyword: Mississippi
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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: User
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Title: Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Data for BP Spill/Deepwater Horizon - August 2010
Publication Information:
Publisher: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) - Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Publication Place: Washington, DC
Publication Date: 20100820
Online Linkage: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/OLEM/DWH_TAGA_VOCs_August2010.zip
Description:
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**
Supplemental Information: **Only readings above the detection limit are shown**
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -138.21454852
East Bounding Coordinate: -12.68151645
North Bounding Coordinate: 61.7110157
South Bounding Coordinate: 6.65223303
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Time Period of Content:
Currentness Reference: Publication date
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 20100803
Ending Date: 20100820
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None Planned
Security Information:
Security Classification System: http://project-open-data.github.io/schema/#accessLevel
Security Classification: public
Security Handling Description: Standard Technical Controls
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Josh Krochmal
Contact Position: EDG Steward
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Contact Voice Telephone: 202.564.8753
Contact Electronic Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Contact Instructions: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/
Data Quality Information:
Logical Consistency Report: Tests for integrity have not been performed.
Completeness Report: Features represented have not been tested for completeness
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Data were collected using methods that have unknown accuracy (EPA National Geospatial Data Policy [NGDP] Accuracy Tier 10). For more information, please see EPA's NGDP at http://epa.gov/geospatial/policies.html)
Lineage:
Process Step:
Process Date: 20140610
Process Description: Download data from epa.gov/bpspill
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Josh Krochmal
Contact Position: EDG Steward
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Contact Voice Telephone: 202.564.8753
Contact Electronic Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Contact Instructions: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: TAGA VOCs August 2010
Entity Type Definition: Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) data for August 2010
Entity Type Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Date_Time
Attribute Definition: Date and time of the reading
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Toluene Avg
Attribute Definition: Average toluene reading in parts per billion
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Xylene Avg
Attribute Definition: Average xylene reading in parts per billion
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Latitude
Attribute Definition: Latitude coordinate associated with the TAGA reading
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Longitude
Attribute Definition: Longtiude coordinate associated with the TAGA reading
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Benzene Avg
Attribute Definition: Average benzene reading in parts per billion
Attribute Definition Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Acceptable values vary
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview: TAGA VOC readings for August 2010 in response to BP spill/Deepwater Horizon
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: www.epa.gov/bpspill
Distribution Information:
Resource Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution Liability: https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Josh Krochmal
Contact Position: EDG Steward
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Contact Voice Telephone: 202.564.8753
Contact Electronic Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Contact Instructions: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20171121
Metadata Future Review Date: 20200720
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Josh Krochmal
Contact Position: EDG Steward
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Contact Voice Telephone: 202.564.8753
Contact Electronic Mail Address: krochmal.josh@epa.gov
Contact Instructions: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/