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CLEAN AIR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE (CASA) VEHICLE EMISSIONS TESTING PROJECT IN ALBERTA: SUMMARY OF RESULTS FROM DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSES
November 8, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$15 – $50
About the Presentation: The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) was established in March 1994. It is a collaborative partnership composed of representatives selected by industry, government, Indigenous, and non-government organizations. Every partner is committed to a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.
CASA began the third iteration of its ROVER (Roadside Optical Vehicle Emissions Reporter) project in 2018. The goal of the CASA ROVER III project is to measure emissions from the in-use on-road transportation sector, particularly diesel-fuelled trucks, to inform management actions and/or next steps for transportation emissions management in Alberta. The vehicle emissions testing contractor, Opus Inspection Inc., used remote sensing to measure tailpipe emissions from vehicles in Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary, as well as at six Vehicle Inspection Stations across the province. Opus then paired the emissions data with vehicle characteristic information to perform the analyses. The CASA ROVER III project team is currently using the results to help inform potential recommendations for transportation emissions management. The CASA ROVER III project is expected to be complete in April 2024.
The presentation will provide an overview of the project and summarize the data collection methods and analysis results. More detailed information on the project and the work completed to date is available on CASA’s website.
Presenter: Andre Asselin, Clean Air Strategic Alliance
Andre Asselin has been the executive director of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance and the Alberta Water Council since 2017. He is born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and developed a passion for collaborative decision making in managing Alberta’s natural resources early in his career. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environment and Conservation Sciences with a specialization in environmental economics and policy, and pursued graduate studies in resource economics, both at the University of Alberta.
Presenter: Rhonda Lee Curran, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
Rhonda Lee Curran, P.Eng., QEP is the government co-chair for the CASA ROVER III Project. She has worked with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas for over 20 years in permitting and policy roles. As a Senior Source Standards Engineer in the Air Policy Section, she has collaborated on multiple CASA projects to help reduce air emissions in Alberta. She has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Cost: $40 – A&WMA Members / $50 – Non-Members / $15 – Students (includes hot lunch & coffee). All prices include GST. CPANS is also pleased to offer this luncheon as an Online Webinar option. Individual webinar cost is $20.