This service area is responsible for managing air quality in the region under authority delegated from the Provincial government under the Environmental Management Act, and coordinating climate change policy and planning with partner local governments. The service is guided by the development and implementation of air quality management and climate change plans that (a) recognize the strong connections among air quality, health and climate change, and (b) integrate actions, whenever possible, to reduce both air contaminants and greenhouse gases across the region. Reduction efforts involve both regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives.

To support Metro Vancouver’s commitment to protect the environment and conserve resources, the Environmental Regulation and Enforcement division negotiates and issues permits, orders and licenses, and then promotes compliance and enforces air quality bylaws. According to a discharger pays principle, these regulatory costs are recovered through fees.





Corporate GHGsCorporate GHGs<div class="ExternalClass3DB63548E84C490A848D6E94961103DE"><p>net for the Metro Vancouver organization<br></p></div>,,705May not be on tracktonnes CO2ebg-light-blue
Neglected GHGsNeglected GHGs<div class="ExternalClassC215742FA11E4CE3920548615A059E45"><p>per capita for the Metro Vancouver region<br></p></div>, not be on tracktonnes CO2ebg-light-blue
Air discharge permitsAir discharge permits<div class="ExternalClassEE6FD797D6094CCBA766AFBDAD6CA6CD"><p>for discharges to airshed that are managed & monitored<br></p></div>, trackpermitsbg-light-blue
Air Quality advisory daysAir Quality advisory days<div class="ExternalClass89BDE422DE56413DA542DDB2E0827067"><p>with air quality advisories in place due to emission sources located within the airshed<br><br><br></p></div>, trackdaysbg-light-blue
Reliability of air quality monitoring networkReliability of air quality monitoring network<div class="ExternalClass5E44A84E9614462D82FAD7C40E547DBD"><p>​of annual hours with monitoring data available for priority pollutants</p></div>, Reliability of air quality monitoring network (% of annual hours with monitoring data available for priority pollutants) 96%bg-light-blue
Non-road diesel enginesNon-road diesel engines<div class="ExternalClass20379E94E8514C1D8AFE6BCA007A8F0B"><p>retired, prohibited or moved out of the region</p></div>, Number of non-road diesel engines retired, prohibited or moved out of the region1,100non-road diesel enginesbg-light-blue
Air Quality related complaintsAir Quality related complaints<div class="ExternalClass40C6A165CEC74B2DAD7139C773AEE4FC"><p>about air quality<br></p></div>,,725complaintsbg-light-blue