Fraser Valley Regional District's Air Quality Management Plan Updates

Fraser Valley Regional District Air Quality Management

This webinar was presented on February 11, 2015

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is in the process of updating its Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP), as the existing plan has been in place since 1998 and a great deal has changed since then.

The updated AQMP will be a guiding framework of priorities and directions the FVRD intends to pursue to achieve its vision of clean, healthy air for all FVRD communities based on continuous improvement.

This presentation will discuss some of the considerations and intentions being explored in the FVRD's new AQMP, with respect to prospective goals, strategies, targets and actions. In addition to air contaminant emissions and ambient air quality, topics such as greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous air pollutants, odour, visual air quality, indoor air quality, expanded ambient objectives, enhanced monitoring and others will be discussed.

Insights on the opportunities and challenges of revamping an AQMP from the FVRD's perspective will also be shared.


Rebecca Abernethy
Fraser Valley Regional District

Rebecca Abernethy has been an Environmental Services Coordinator at the Fraser Valley Regional District for the past year. She works on all topics relating to the region's air quality portfolio, such as being an active member on interagency air-related committees, including Chairing the Regional Ground-Level Ozone Strategy Steering Committee for the Lower Fraser Valley, developing education and outreach material for schools, and working with partners on monitoring and emission inventory projects. Prior to joining the FVRD, Rebecca worked for a consulting firm assessing occupational and environmental health hazards. Rebecca completed her MSc in Environmental Health from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.  On a personal level, Rebecca is passionate about 'walking the talk' with respect to emissions reductions and air quality protection, and is an avid cyclist and proud electric vehicle owner.

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