Air Monitoring Directive

The Air Monitoring Directive (2016) supersedes the original 1989 Air Monitoring Directive (Alberta Environment, 1989) and the 2006 Amendments to the Air Monitoring Directive, 1989 (Alberta Environment, 2006). Alberta’s Air Monitoring Directive (AMD) sets out the requirements for monitoring and reporting air quality in the province of Alberta.

The AMD is made up of nine chapters, according to the table of contents below. This table provides a link to each chapter and indicates the release date and the date that requirements come into force.

AMD chapters will be regularly reviewed and revised as needed. Amendments or new draft chapters will be posted for public review.

Note that some requirements in the 1989 AMD and 2006 amendment will remain in effect until the compliance date of the new chapters is reached.

A correlation table has been added to Chapter 1 to show the sections of the 2016 AMD which replace sections of the 1989 Air Monitoring Directive and 2006 amendment. Dates are provided in the correlation table to indicate when new requirements take effect.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction- Dec 16, 2016 (33 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Feb 1, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Feb 1, 2014

Chapter 2: Ambient Air Monitoring Program Planning- Dec 16, 2016 (15 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Feb 1, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Feb 1, 2015

Chapter 3: Ambient Monitoring Site Selection- Dec 16, 2016 (25 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Sep 23, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Sep 23, 2015

Released: Jul 30, 2015
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Jul 30, 2017

Chapter 5: Quality System- Dec 16, 2016 (19 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Jun 20, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Jun 20, 2015

Chapter 6: Ambient Data Quality- Dec 16, 2016 (22 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Jun 20, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Jun 20, 2016

Chapter 7: Calibration- Dec 16, 2016 (42 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Sep 23, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Sep 23, 2015

Chapter 8: Audit- Dec 16, 2016 (39 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Sep 23, 2014
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Sep 23, 2015

Chapter 9: Reporting- Dec 16, 2016 (134 pages, <1 MB)

Released: Jul 29, 2016
Amended: Dec 16, 2016
Compliance: Jan 1, 2019

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Updated: Mar 16, 2017