Managing Air Emissions from Confined Feeding Operations in Alberta

 
  From the May 28, 2018 Issue of Agri-News
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 The latest edition of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory for CFOs in Alberta (APMEICA 2016) is now available on the Air Quality Resources for Agricultural Producers webpage.

The Air Quality sub-unit of the Environmental Stewardship Branch at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) works proactively with the livestock confined feeding operation (CFO) sector, government, and non-government partners to manage air emissions of concern associated with livestock production in the province.

In March 2012, the sub-unit completed and published the inaugural Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory for CFOs in Alberta (APMEICA 2006).

APMEICA 2006 was developed primarily to estimate emissions of ammonia and particulate matter from beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry, swine and sheep CFOs,” explains Atta Atia, livestock air quality specialist with AF. “Data from Statistics Canada’s 2006 census for each county in the province and for each month was used.”

In March 2013, APMEICA 2006 was updated using 2011 census data. It also incorporated corrected emission factors for dairy cattle, leading to the release the second edition of the report, APMEICA 2011.

APMEICA 2011 was updated in March 2018 using the most recent census data, reflecting changes in livestock numbers on CFOs across Alberta. APMEICA 2016 includes analysis of data and comparisons with APMEICA 2006 and APMEICA 2011.

Read the third edition of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory for CFOs in Alberta (APMEICA 2016). For more information, contact Atta Atia, livestock air quality specialist, at 780-427-4215.

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Atta Atia
780-427-4215

 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on May 22, 2018.