B.C. Air Quality

Acronyms

CCME Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CWS Canada-wide Standards
CACs common air contaminants
CH4 methane
CO carbon monoxide
CO2 carbon dioxide
CDC Centre for Disease Control (B.C.)
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CSA Canadian Standards Association
EMA Environmental Management Act (B.C.)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
FVRD Fraser Valley Regional District
GHG greenhouse gas
GVRD Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver)
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
LFV Lower Fraser Valley
NO nitric oxide
NOx nitrogen oxides
NO2 nitrogen dioxide
N2O nitrous oxide
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
O3 ozone
ODS ozone-depleting substances
NAPS National Air Pollution Surveillance Network
PM particulate matter
PM2.5 particulate matter of 2.5 microns and smaller
PM10 particulate matter of 10 microns and smaller
NPRI National Pollutant Release Inventory
SO2 sulphur dioxide
SOx sulphur oxides
RDOS Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen>
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
VOCs volatile organic compounds