Vancouver, BC — Amendments are coming to Metro Vancouver’s bylaw relating to boilers and process heaters. A comment period was issued and is now closed as of Nov. 30.
According to Metro Vancouver, the Bylaw regulates the discharge of air contaminants from boilers and process heaters in buildings and some industrial facilities. “The proposed amendments aim to support continuous improvement to regional ambient air quality and protection of human health by further reducing the discharge of health-harming air contaminants from boilers and process heaters,” reports the region.
Proposed amendments include more stringent emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), additional dispersion modelling requirements to demonstrate the achievement of ambient air quality objectives, and requirements for emission stack design to reduce nearby impacts.
Metro Vancouver encompasses 21 municipalities, including Lions Bay to the north, Maple Ridge to the east, and Bowen Island to the west. Additionally, it includes Tsawwassen First Nations.