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October, 2018
Vision 2030 Action Plan  
In 2017, we spent a number of months consulting with the public, governments and industry regarding FAP's future growth and development. In May 2018, we published a What We Heard report which provided a summary of the external input we gathered during the consultation.
 
The FAP Board has spent the past few months considering all input through a number of lenses such as feasibility, desirability, funding and other factors. This has resulted in a Vision 2030 Action Plan that details new, modified or enhanced initiatives that FAP will pursue over the course of the next several years. Any significant changes, as outlined in this action plan, will be contingent on acquiring sufficient and sustainable funding for development and operational support. Read the Action Plan Summary. 
Visit Us in Gibbons 
When: Monday, Oct. 29 5-8 pm.
Where: Gibbons Cultural Centre
What:  Booth at Life in the Heartland Community Information Evening


Third Quarter Air Quality Monitoring Results Show Record Levels for AQHI and Ex ceedances
     
 
Although many of FAP's stations registered a historic number of high and very high risk Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) results in August, overall air quality in and around Alberta's Industrial Heartland was of low risk to health more than 82% of the time from July 1 to September 30, 2018.
 
Elk Island had the highest percentage of low risk readings and Fort Saskatchewan the lowest. Risk to health increases as the index rises.
All high and very high risk AQHI occurrences were due to smoke, primarily from forest fires burning in British Columbia.  
 
Exceedances of provincial objectives also reached record levels with 817 one-hour exceedances and 109 24-hour exceedances in the third quarter of 2018. Of those, all but 10 exceedances were fine particular matter caused by forest fire smoke. Read the summary report.
Exceedances Flow Chart
       
FAP reports all Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objective (AAAQO) exceedances to the provincial  government. It is the responsibility of gove rnment to determine whether there is a need to issue an air quality advisory for the public. We've produced an exceedances fact sheet with a flow chart to explain what we do when exceedances occur.  
 
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