Alberta Environment and Parks has approved the Red Deer fine particulate matter response: implementation progress report 2016-2018, for publication.

The Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Implementation Progress Report (the report) provides an update on the state of the management actions for fine particulate matter management in the Red Deer area. Alberta Environment and Parks, and members of the Red Deer Air Quality Advisory Committee (the Advisory Committee) developed three priority objectives to implement management actions to reduce fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels in the Red Deer Air Management Area. This report, therefore, presents highlights of the progress of the Advisory Committee and its represented stakeholders have made in implementing the Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Response (the response).

The Red Deer area exceeded both the Canada-wide Standards (CWS) and the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). In 2015 the Advisory Committee was established and charged with working to reduce the ambient levels of PM2.5 in the Red Deer Air Quality Management Area by implementing a management response. The response was released in April 2016 for implementation over 15 years. The response contains three objectives: Action, Investigation, and Engagement. Each objective contains management actions that the Advisory Committee can implement in three phases: Phase 1, ending December 2020; Phase 2, ending December 2025; and Phase 3, ending December 2030.

The report is available on the Open Alberta webpage;