Ambient Air Quality Criteria (Manitoba, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Manitoba|
|Name||Ambient Air Quality Criteria (Manitoba, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Start Date|| 2005
|Program Administrator||Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship|
|Primary Website|| http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/envprograms/airquality/aq-criteria/ambientair_e.html
|Last Review|| 2014-09-05
The Manitoba Ambient Air Quality Criteria schedule lists maximum time-based pollutant concentration levels for the protection and preservation of ambient air quality within the Province of Manitoba. Each criterion is classified as an objective, a guideline, or a Canada-wide Standard depending upon several factors. The objective classification is for those air pollutants sufficiently widespread in presence and potential environmental effect that national limits have been developed. The guideline classification is used for those pollutants of a more localized presence for which provincial limits have been developed. A Canada-wide Standard (CWS) is a national standard developed under the Canada-wide Environmental Standards Sub-agreement by the federal, provincial and territorial governments for a contaminant of national priority.
This schedule is intended to serve as a guide for the evaluation of air quality and for planning purposes. The selection of the appropriate concentration category will depend upon the degree of protection to be afforded to affected receptors. Maximum Tolerable Levels are only for evaluation purposes to identify the severity of an anthropogenic or natural phenomenon in order to protect human health and institute appropriate corrective action. In general, Maximum Acceptable Levels are not to be exceeded in any urban centre including areas that are in the vicinity of industries with atmospheric emissions. Within rural areas, it is in the goal to maintain pollutant concentrations at or below Maximum Desirable Levels.
|Department||Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship|
|Division||Air Quality Section - Pollution Prevention Branch|
|Address||160-123 Main Street|
|Zip/Postal Code||R3C 1A5|
|Phone 2||(204) 945-8443|