Air Monitoring Directive

Alberta’s Air Monitoring Directive (AMD) sets out the requirements for monitoring and reporting air quality in the province of Alberta.

The AMD is currently being revised. For a list of upcoming revisions please refer to the table of contents below. This table indicates the following:

  • Chapters that are posted for public review
  • Links to documents
  • Status of chapters currently under review or being drafted

To see chapters of the Air Monitoring Directive that are currently up for public review, see:

Table of Contents

AMD Chapter: 1. Introduction
Status: Released Feb 1, 2014; Amended Jul 30, 2015
Compliance Date: Feb 1, 2014

AMD Chapter: 2. Ambient Monitoring Program Planning
Status: Released Feb 1, 2014
Compliance Date: Feb 1, 2015

AMD Chapter: 3. Ambient Monitoring Site Selection
Status: Released Sep 23, 2014
Compliance Date: Sep 23, 2015

AMD Chapter: 4. Monitoring Requirements and Equipment Technical Specification
Status: Released Jul 30, 2015
Compliance Date: Jul 30, 2017

AMD Chapter: 5. Quality System
Status: Released Jun 20, 2014
Compliance Date: Jun 20, 2015

AMD Chapter: 6. Ambient Data Quality
Status: Released Jun 20, 2014
Compliance Date: Jun 20, 2016

AMD Chapter: 7. Calibration
Status: Released Sep 23, 2014
Compliance Date: Sep 23, 2015

AMD Chapter: 8. Audit
Status: Sep 23, 2014
Compliance Date: Sep 23, 2015

AMD Chapter: 9. Reporting
Status: Public review complete

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Additional AMD Resources

The current Air Monitoring Directive (1989) and the 2006 amendments are available online. The revised AMD chapters listed above, when complete, will replace the AMD (1989) and 2006 amendments.

A Correlation Table has been developed which provides a reference for the repealed and replaced sections of the 1989 and 2006 Air Monitoring Directives.

Frequently asked questions on the AMD and its amendments are available.

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The Toolbox page provides links to supporting documents and documents referenced in the AMD chapters.

 

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Updated: Jan 25, 2016