Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Action Plan and Air Quality Pilot (OCAAP)
The Southwest GTA Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Action Plan (OCAAP) was released on June 25, 2010 by Dr. David Balsillie, Chair of the Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Task Force, who was directly appointed by the Ontario Government in November 2009.
The OCAAP contains 35 recommendations for actions to prevent air pollution as well as decrease emissions by every sector in the community to improve air quality in the overtaxed Oakville-Clarkson airshed.
On August 17, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced the Oakville-Clarkson airshed as the first air quality pilot project in Ontario.
Council received a staff report on August 9, 2011 that provided an update on the implementation of OCAAP actions by the Ministry of the Environment and the town. Information on this initiative can also be found on the MOE site.
The town will continue to implement the OCAAP recommendations and provide support for the local airzone pilot in Oakville-Clarkson Airshed.
OCAAP news releases and documents
- Ministry of the Environment Action Plan for Oakville-Clarkson Airshed
- Town welcomes report of Balsillie Task Force on Oakville-Clarkson Airshed (June 25, 2010)
- Staff report (pdf, 1 MB) Oakville Town Council response to recommendations in the report from Dr. Balsillie's Air Quality Task Force (August 30, 2010)
- Letter from the Ministry of the Environment (pdf, 4 MB) agreeing to conduct a review of the policy framework addressing PM2.5 (November 15, 2010)
- Province agrees to town's call for a review of PM2.5 emissions (November 16, 2010)
- Letter from the Minister of the Environment (pdf, 575 kB) outlining the Ministry of the Environment's plan for Oakville-Clarkson Airshed (January 10, 2011)
- Council calls upon province to select Oakville as the first Canadian community to pilot a Comprehensive Air Management System airzone (January 18, 2011)
- Overview of the Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Action Plan implementation progress by the Ministry of the Environment and the town (pdf, 1.3 MB) (August 9, 2011)
- Ontario Announces Pilot Project in Oakville-Clarkson (August 17, 2011)