Alberta’s Air Monitoring Directive (AMD) sets out the requirements for monitoring and reporting air quality in the province of Alberta. As of August 3, 2016, all 9 Chapters of the AMD have been recently amended. Copies of the most current versions can be located at http://aep.alberta.ca/air/legislation/air-monitoring-directive/default.aspx.
A brief overview of the recent amendments include:
- Immediate reporting of an Ambient Air Quality Objective exceedance and any issues with monitoring equipment performance.
- New requirements for providing monitoring data during an emergency event, if requested by the Director.
- New requirement to modernize emissions reporting requirements and reflect modern day emissions and related data requirements for Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and associated agencies.
- Annual emissions inventory report is required if thresholds are met.
- Submission of emissions inventory data and summarization of source reporting via Excel forms are required (forms will be available through the AMD Toolbox).
- Updates to the Stack Survey Report requirements from the 1989 AMD and added requirements for RATA and CGA reports.
Information pertaining to the AMD can be located here. Documents providing an overview of the changes to Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 9: Reporting, in addition to a correlation matrix defining the changes between the 1989 and 2016 AMD are provided for you below.
Alberta AMD Chapter 1 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 (189 KB)
Alberta AMD Chapter 9 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 (187 KB)
Alberta AMD Correlation Table July 29, 2016 (242 KB)
For more information in regards to Alberta's AMD, please contact Michael Denomme.