Ontario announces air quality pilot project in Oakville-Clarkson

Wed, 17 Aug 2011

Ontario is launching a pilot project within the Oakville-Clarkson airshed that will further improve the air quality for local families.

The new pilot is the next step in building on the recommendations of the Southwest GTA Air Quality Task Force. The pilot project will help develop a new and innovative national Air Quality Management System to reduce air pollution. Working closely with regional organizations, local businesses, industry and community members, the pilot project will lay out a plan to improve local air quality and how to manage air zone measures.

The next steps include:

  • Finalizing the Terms of Reference which, developed collaboratively, will reflect the needs of all partners.
  • The Province will increase mobile air monitoring and continue to monitor sources of emissions, using this data to assess progress and ensure the data is made available in a timely manner.

Today's announcement builds on a motion introduced by Mayor Burton and passed unanimously by Oakville Town Council calling upon the Province of Ontario to nominate the Oakville-Clarkson airshed as the first pilot area to implement a Comprehensive Air Management System.