PAMZ History

1993 Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) G-1 Working Group releases Zone Air Quality Management Final Report
1994 The Regional Air Management Investigation Team (RAMIT) is formed to investigate the possibility of a zone in the Sundre, Caroline, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House area
1995 CASA publishes Zone Air Quality Management Guidelines Document
  RAMIT recommends that the area proceed with the formation of a Regional Airshed Management Zone
1997 PAMZ established as a non-profit society to monitor air quality and manage air quality issues in the Parkland region
1999 Program Manager hired
  Application to Alberta Environment for approval of Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Program Design and amendment of 21 Oil and Gas Facilities’ approvals
  PAMZ Passive AQM Program started in December 1999
2000 Northeast Zone Boundary expanded
  19 Oil and Gas Facilities’ approvals amended to reflect their participation in the PAMZ AQM Program
  Continuous AQM Program started
  Human Health Committee formed
2001 Four New Passive Stations Added
2002 Intensive Livestock Operations Workshop Held
  Three Human Health Workshops held
  Harlech Ozone Study Begins
  External review and assessment of AQM Data and Program conducted
2003 Pollution Prevention and Continuous Improvement Workshop held
  1st "Let's Drive Green" Vehicle Emissions Testing Clinic Held
  2nd Portable Continuous Station (Raven) Added to AQM Program
2004 Harlech Ozone Study Concludes
  Monitoring Capability of Raven Expanded
  2nd "Let's Drive Green" Vehicle Emissions Testing Clinic Held
  Planning for Human Health Monitoring Program Begins
2005 City of Red Deer Joins PAMZ
  PAMZ assumes operation of Alberta Environment's Red Deer AQM Station
  3rd "Let's Drive Green" Vehicle Emissions Testing Clinic Held
2006 Tay River Monitoring Program Begins
  Mercury Wet Deposition Monitoring Program Begins
  Ozone Management Planning Committee Formed
  Ozone Monitoring Downwind of Zone Begins
  Community Exposure Health Effects Assessment Program Steering Committee Formed
  Raven Station Shelter Upgraded
2007 PAMZ withdraws from Community Exposure Health Effects Assessment Program
  Sundre Particulate Matter Monitoring Program Begins
  Particulate Matter and Ozone Study Commissioned
2008 Sundre Particulate Matter Monitoring Program Concluded
  Ozone Management Plan Finalized
2009 Tay River and Mercury Monitoring Programs Concluded
  Caroline and Red Deer Station Shelters Upgraded
  Ozone Management Plan Implementation begins
  Southern Boundary with Calgary Regional Airshed Zone amended
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