In Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, ambient air monitoring is conducted by Fort Air Partnership (FAP)
FAP's mandate is to “operate a regional network to monitor and report credible and comprehensive ambient air quality information.” Governed by a multi-stakeholder board comprised of government, industry and the public, FAP has been an objective source of quality air monitoring data since 1997. NCIA is one of several contributors to FAP’s operations and the largest funding partner as industry support of air monitoring is required as part of the regulatory approval process.
FAP’s network includes 10 continuous air monitoring stations and 47 passive air sampling sites. FAP produces data that help governments, industry, local residents and other interested groups understand current air quality and air quality trends. It also gives industry an opportunity to analyze credible, objective data and identify ways to improve the management of substances on site. FAP produces information on air emissions from all sources, not only industry, such as vehicles, homes and businesses, and agriculture.
FAP’s continuous stations currently monitor 19 substances and eight weather conditions. The passive monitors distributed widely throughout the Airshed measure concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
Substances monitored by station
Weekly, quarterly and annual reports regarding the state of air quality in the region
FAP also has reports on long term trends, exceedances, audits and monitoring plans.