Data Exchange Description
New Jersey, New York, and Delaware share common airsheds. Air transported into the area and emission sources in and across these States impact one another. Each State benefits from information on the quality of the air in another State. This information is used in the evaluation of current environmental conditions and trends, health tracking, and in coordinating homeland security efforts. The States intend to improve data sharing, data use, and data quality across the region. They will use the Exchange Network to exchange AQS XML data with EPA and among the Partner States. The end result will be a virtual, customizable, regional air quality monitoring network using the infrastructure of the Exchange Network.
The AQDE project received an Innovations Award from the Environmental Council of the States. Read more about the award and the project in the Summer 2007 issue of the ECOStates.
Trading Partner Agreement
The Partners involved in the Air Quality Data Exchange developed a Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) template to define the terms of their data exchange. The following TPA has been executed by the Partners:
The following links are to implementation resources for the most recent version of the AQDE. This exchange reuses the XML schema developed for version 2.0 of the Air Quality System (AQS) data exchange.