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The Town of Oakville will be holding several workshops in the near future to help local industry comply with the Town's Health Protection Air Quality Bylaw. The workshops, which will be held on Thursday, March 31 and April 14, will review the emission-reporting process to ensure compliance with Section 4 of the Town's bylaw.

Under the bylaw, all facilities that fit under Section 4, including all facilities with provincial Certificates of Approval for air emissions and major emitters, are required to submit a report to the Town on their fine particulate matter and health-risk air pollution emissions by May 1, 2011.

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Oakville, January 18, 2011 - For immediate release

Last night, Town Council unanimously passed a motion from Mayor Rob Burton calling upon the Province of Ontario to nominate the Oakville-Clarkson airshed as the first pilot area to implement a Comprehensive Air Management System (CAMS). This new approach to regionally coordinated airshed management was announced by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) on October 20, 2010, as part of a national commitment to introduce more ambitious air quality standards and nationally consistent industrial emissions.

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Facility reporting and approval process deadlines revised

Oakville, January 5, 2011 - for immediate release
Town Council unanimously passed an amendment to the Health Protection Air Quality By-law 2010-035 at its December 20, 2010 meeting. This amendment revises the implementation schedule for the reporting of emissions by facilities and approval process.

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Excerpt "OAKVILLE BEAVER - Town council voted Monday to amend its Health Protection Air Quality Bylaw and give affected businesses more time to prepare for its impact."

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Excerpt: "A report commissioned by Premier Dalton McGuinty concerning air quality in the Oakville-Clarkson airshed (OCA) has found that the air quality is “taxed” and no new major sources of pollution should be allowed unless there is a corresponding plan to offset the key air contaminants." Click here to read more.    

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