Looking Ahead – Message from the ED
It certainly has been a busy start to 2017 as we work with government on several fronts that are important to industry in the region.
In addition to the Effluent Characterization Program, which is nearing completion; NCIA has collaborated on the Industrial Air Emissions Management Program. This initiative is slated to kick off later this year with a request for an updated emissions inventory for the region.
NCIA’s focus on outcomes from the Municipal Government Act is also ongoing. We are continuing to work with partners to facilitate the transition to a centralized assessment process for designated industrial properties under the MGA.
Recognizing the importance of sustainable development and regional synergy, our industry leaders and environmental specialists are eager to build strong connections with all stakeholders. In February, the group spent half a day with Alberta Environment and Parks Assistant Deputy Ministers and Alberta Energy Regulator Directors. On the agenda was air, water and carbon files along with strategies for working collaboratively on other important shared priorities.
NCIA is resolute in our commitment to working in partnership for regional prosperity. Our Annual Report to the Community, which was released this spring, features a number of interesting achievements with regard to managing environmental impacts, spurring productive dialogue and advancing joint regional efforts.
2016 was indeed a productive year and early indications are that 2017 will be much the same.
We are proud to announce that we have been sharing our Regional Noise Management Plan learnings and achievements at various national and international gatherings.
In March, NCIA and our consultant SLR presented the plan to a Canadian Prairies and Northern Section (CPANS) luncheon in Calgary. The presentation, which is now available on our website , was very well received by all in attendance.
Next month, NCIA and SLA will travel to the Noise Con in Grand Rapids Michigan where we will also be presenting. For those that are interested in the topic, the paper that will inform our presentation can be found online .
History buffs will be interested to know that noise management in the Heartland dates back to 2012, when NCIA collaboratively launched a regional noise plan with the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). At the time, the initiative was the first-of-its-kind in North America so it follows that others are eager to learn from our experience in the area.
Heartland 101: Heartland Gears up for Turnaround Season
Warmer temperatures naturally spark spring fever. With that, comes plans of clean up, maintenance, new projects, and outside activities.
Facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland also take advantage of spring weather. For many companies, spring signals the start of turnaround season and the continuation of construction projects.
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