Village Emission in Alaska
Instructions to use Village Alaska Inventory Tool:
- Determine which sources from the list apply to your community.
- Estimate the annual activity data of the source.
- Enter appropriate activity data into the blue spreadsheet cells marked with a bold 'x'. For each 'nonroad' source use either hours of operation per year or gallons of fuel used per year - but not both "units of work" for the same source.
- Spreadsheet will use standard emission factors to estimate annual hazardous air pollutant release.
- Summary of hazardous air pollutant release calculated on "Total_HAPs" spreadsheet.
This spreadsheet needs to be reviewed by villagers to determine its utility and ease of use. We will provide the tool to interested people. When invited to villages to speak about new diesel fuel regulations, we will have copies of the tool available. In turn, we can learn from the villagers about their air pollution priorities. We encourage individual communities to identify, assess, inventory and report their own air toxics emissions.
- To explore the possible health effects of these and other pollutants, please visit the following internet sites:
- The Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System - list of non-cancer and cancer risk values for many pollutants
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - list of pollutants and corresponding minimum risk levels
- The National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine's Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
- The Environmental Protection Agency's Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Frequently Asked Questions about contaminants found at Hazardous Waste Sites