Air Quality Management: Canadian Perspectives on a Global by Steven Sakiyama, Randolph P. Angle (auth.), Eric Taylor, Ann

By Steven Sakiyama, Randolph P. Angle (auth.), Eric Taylor, Ann McMillan (eds.)

This publication offers a large evaluation of the problems relating to coping with of air caliber in Canada. find out about the air matters that experience triggered affects to ecosystems or human well-being and therefore been exact to be controlled. notice how Canada’s nationwide governance related to a federal executive besides provincial and territorial governments affects the air caliber administration strategy. know how Canadians deal with their air caliber in context with the us, their biggest and closest neighbour. enjoy the event of forty three of Canada’s so much skilled air caliber administration pros who proportion their insights into the kingdom of air caliber in Canada this present day, the way it is controlled, in addition to giving a glimpse into the future.​

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How these initiatives would intersect with the proposed way forward on air quality management laid out in a Notice of 2 A History of Air Quality Management Intent published in the October, 2006, Canada Gazette by the Ministers of Environment and Health “to develop and implement regulations and other measures to reduce air emissions”, mainly under CEPA and Canada’s Clean Air Act, is not very clear. The departments link air quality to climate change in the Gazette and propose a variety of measures to address both, with an early focus on the transportation sector.

Ministers endorse fuel efficiency improvement through changes in driver behaviour, improved on-road efficiency, purchase decisions of more efficient vehicles, and improved vehicle fuel efficiency technology. • Environment Canada lead the development and implementation of a regulated national standard to ensure provision of 100 % on-road, low-sulphur diesel. • Environment Canada, in consultation with provinces and stakeholders, lead in the development and implementation of a regulated minimum national standard for gasoline.

The ozone issue revolutionized the engagement of the health community in air quality issues. With early analysis based on Canadian hospital admission data, it was shown that health effects were significant, piquing the interest and engagement of a wider health expert community. A Canadian NOx/VOC Assessment was published by Environment Canada in 1996 through the Canadian Council of Ministers of 2 A History of Air Quality Management the Environment (CCME), which had issued a Management Plan for Nitrogen Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds (Phase 1) in 1990.

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