ME - Monitoring Objective

This transaction captures information about the objective for monitoring this pollutant at this location.

Rules

Every monitor must have an objective. An objective for a production monitor cannot be deleted if that would leave the monitor without at least one objective.

Examples:

ME transaction in default mode
ME|I|06|001|0007|88101|3|POPULATION EXPOSURE||||41860|
ME transaction in Tribal mode
ME|I|TT|614|7004|81102|1|HIGHEST CONCENTRATION|0000||||

Format

ME - Monitoring Objective transaction format

Seq.

Name

Description

Formatting Rules

Required

Key

1

Transaction Type

Monitor Objective transaction identifier.

Must = ME

Always

2

Action Indicator

Indicator for Insert, Update, or Delete action.

Must = I, U, or D

Always

3

State Code / Tribal Indicator

The FIPS state code of the monitor, or “TT” to indicate that the next field on the transaction is a Tribal code.

Must exist in STATES Reference Table or be ‘TT’ for Tribal Site

Always

Y

4

County Code / Tribal Code

The FIPS County Code of the site. If the previous field on the transaction contains “TT”, then the Tribal Code of the site.

Must exist in COUNTIES (for state) or TRIBAL_AREAS Reference table

Always

Y

5

Site Number

Four digit number to uniquely identify site in county and/or tribe.

Must exist in SITES table with {State Code, county Code} or Tribal Code

Always

Y

6

Parameter Code

The AQS parameter code assigned to the monitor in AQS.

Must exist in PARAMETERS reference table.

Always

Y

7

POC

Parameter Occurrence Code: One or two digit number identifying a specific monitor for a parameter at the site.

Must exist in MONITOR table for non-Insert actions.

Always

Y

8

Monitor Objective

Identification of the reason for measuring air quality by the monitor.

Must exist in MONITOR OBJECTIVE TYPES reference table.

Always

Y

9

Urban Area Represented

The urbanized area from which the concentrations originated (not the location of the monitor).

Must exist in URBANIZED AREAS reference table.

Insert

10

MSA Represented

This field is ignored by AQS.

N/A

No

11

CMSA Represented

This field is ignored by AQS.

N/A

No

12

CBSA Represented

The Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) from which the concentrations originated, not the location of the monitor.

Must exist in CORE BASED STATISTICAL AREAS reference table.

CBSA or CSA required

13

CSA Represented

The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) from which the concentrations originated, not the location of the monitor.

Must exist in COMBINED STATISTICAL AREAS reference table.

CBSA or CSA required