TABLE 73b Transportation Air Emissions by Type of Pollutant: 1991-2001

TABLE 73b Transportation Air Emissions by Type of Pollutant: 1991-2001

(Thousand short tons)

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
CO 109,113 103,833 98,667 93,440 88,217 82,988 80,222 77,644 77,178 72,493 79,336
NOx 11,558 11,445 11,332 11,217 11,101 10,990 11,021 10,819 10,537 10,572 10,423
VOC 10,049 9,549 9,050 8,553 8,056 7,554 7,326 7,212 7,067 6,681 6,226
PM-10 478 464 449 447 432 417 395 377 363 348 336
PM-2.5 407 392 378 366 351 338 325 308 296 279 268
Lead1 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 U
Ammonia 173 186 199 213 226 242 271 263 267 278 283

1Data not available. EPA is no longer estimating lead emissions. The data presented here appeared in prior year EPA reports.

KEY: CO = carbon monoxide; NOx = nitrogen oxides; VOC = volatile organic compounds; PM-10 = particulate matter 10 microns in diameter or smaller. U = data unavailable.

NOTES: Revisions to previous estimates are all related to the development of the 1999 National Emissions Inventory (NEI). The 1999 estimates In the table are taken from Version 2 of the 1999 NEI and reflect many new data submissions from state and local air management agencies. The 1999 emissions estimates from mobile sources are in most cases based on the new MOBILE6 and the draft NONROAD2002 emissions models. This is the first time that estimates using these models have appeared in this format. Some but relatively few mobile source estimates were provided by state air agencies. The largest set of state-submitted data in 1999 was from California. Estimates for mobile sources for years prior to 1999 were made consistent with the estimates for 1999 and later, allowing for a generally consistent time trend except that state-submitted data was incorporated for 1999 only.

SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, "National Emissions Inventory, Air Pollutant Emission Trends," available at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/trends/index.html, as of August 2002.