Presentation to Synergy Alberta Conference 2008. October 28 th , 2008 By Laurie J. Danielson Executive Director. Presentation Outline. Overview of NCIA; AENV Cumulative Effects Initiative; Air Water Fort Air Partnership and Air Monitoring; Regional Groundwater Management (AENV);
October 28th, 2008
By Laurie J. Danielson
Shell Chemicals Canada
Sulzer Metco (Canada)
Total E&P Canada
Agrium Fort Saskatchewan
Air Liquide Canada
Aux Sable Canada
BP Canada Energy Company
Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
Evonik Degussa Canada
Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical
Hazco Environmental Services
North West Upgrading
Environmental & Health Committee
Safety, Security & Emergency Response Committee
Socio-economics Impacts Committee
Contains existing and proposed air emissions sources and increasing urban emissions.
A larger area than the Industrial Heartland will be used, comprising the city of Fort Saskatchewan; parts of Lamont, Sturgeon and Strathcona counties; parts of Elk Island National Park; and the City of Edmonton east of 50th Street.
This is due to potential impact of sources outside the “Industrial Heartland” on air quality of the area, and also potential impact of the Industrial Heartland emissions on a broader region.
The map at right outlines the IAMA.
Industrial facilities within this IAMA that emit more than ~100 tonnes/year of NOX or SO2 will be affected by the Air Management Framework.
PHASE 1 (NOW TO 2009)
PHASE 2 (2009 – 2012)
PHASE 3 (2012 – 2041)
The project has been subdivided into four phases.
Phase I (Completed in 2004):
Phase II (completed in 2006):
Phase III (In Progress):
Regional Noise Management Plan (RNMP) with ERCB.
NCIA and the ERCB (formerly the EUB) have been working together on finding a practical approach to ensuring that industrial noise levels comply with the EUB’s Noise Control Directive 038.
NCIA is developing a Regional Noise Management Plan in collaboration with the ERCB to address noise control.
NCIA members participating in the RNMP are required to implement the following framework:
NOISE CONTROL COMMITTMENT STATEMENT:
NCIA member-company senior management sets clear expectations for management of noise compliance at their site(s).
SITE NOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN:
NCIA member-company develops and implements a documented SITE NOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN (NMP) that integrates occupational and environmental objectives. The plan uses an auditable management system model and includes the following elements at minimum:
Assessment (routine and planned)
Surveys to confirm program effectiveness
Verification process to track and report on site implementation progress
DISCLOSURE OF IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES TO NCIA:
NCIA member-company shares results of annual NMP implementation with NCIA on annual basis
REGIONAL NOISE MODEL:
Support the development of a Regional Noise Model or alternate noise tracking program for region (RFP issued and proposals received in 2008).
Communicate and engage public feedback on the RNMP.
Compliance with D-38 is to be demonstrated through conformance with the RNMP
Compliance to the RNMP will be determined on a basis of “Due Diligence”.
Due Diligence – taking all reasonable steps to reduce a given impact
Compliance will be based on:
Regional Model baseline
The Industrial Heartland Odour Complaint Protocol (established in May of 2004) is a responsible and cooperative program between industry and regulators.
To better understand the extent, nature and reasons for odour complaints in the Industrial heartland area by having industry and the regulators cooperate in the implementation of the protocol, and to provide a timely, more efficient approach for resolution of the complaints.
To have industry cooperate with Alberta Environment (AENV) on requests for field checks of odour complaints received by both AENV and the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) where the source is known.
To maintain a database for tracking the odour complaint calls received along with the resulting follow-up.
The tracking will be for statistical purposes and an Annual report will be generated.
Industry will provide a timely response to AENV’s request for field checking odour complaints in the Alberta Industrial Heartland. This Protocol is only intended to follow up odour complaints.
The Industrial Heartland is divided into 5 areas of responsibility:
1) Agrium – Redwater area
2) Dow – East Fort Saskatchewan area
3) Sherritt International – West Fort Saskatchewan area
4) Shell – Scotford area
5) Alberta Environment – North of North Saskatchewan river near the W-4 Industrial Park and near the residential sub-divisions that are outside of the protocol boundaries.
Northeast Capital Industrial Association
Suite 204, 9902 – 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta