Monitoring Air Quality In The Peace Region.

Organization Website
County of Grande Prairie
Saddle Hills County
Birch Hills County
MD of Greenview
MD of Big Lakes
MD of Smoky River
MD of Spirit River
Town of Beaverlodge
Town of Falher
Town of High Prairie
Town of McLennan
Town of Spirit River
Town of Sexsmith
Town of Wembley
Village of Hythe
Organization Website
Fort Air Partnership Airshed
Lakeland Industry & Community Association
Palliser Airshed Society
Parkland Airshed Management Zone
Strathcona Industrial Association
Wood Buffalo Environmental Association
West Central Airshed Society
Calgary Region Airshed Zone
Alberta Capital Airshed Alliance
Bow Valley Clean Air Society

The monitoring stations are operated in accordance with Alberta’s Air Monitoring Direc- tive. All data undergoes a rigorous quality assurance and quality control program, includ- ing daily equipment checks, monthly multipoint calibrations, and annual government audits conducted by Alberta Environment. PAZA also conducts frequent data review for variances and trends.

The data is compared against Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives (AAAQO) as defined in the Alberta Environment Protection and Enhancement Act. The AAAQO are intended to provide protection of the environment and human health. PAZA reports any exceedences of AAAQO and submits monthly and annual air quality monitoring reports to Alberta Environment.

PAZA also provides near instantaneous air quality data for public viewing online. For the calculation of the Air Quality Index (AQI) measurements, PAZA submits up to the hour data to Alberta Environment. The AQI is updated hourly, 24-hours-a-day, and can be viewed on our website and the Alberta Environment website.

Annual Photo Contest

Our annual photo contest aims to highlight the awesome talents of Peace region photographers and to show off the natural splendour of our local landscapes. All photographers are welcome to enter.