This document describes the modeling and monitoring that is planned for the next six years (2013 to 2018) under the sulphur dioxide (SO2) Environmental Effects Monitoring Program for the Kitimat Modernization Project, and thresholds for increased monitoring or mitigation if warranted based on the monitoring results. Rio Tinto Alcan will implement SO2 mitigation strategies if the outcomes of monitoring and modeling described in this plan show adverse impacts causally related to SO2 that are considered to be unacceptable.
The EEM Program is specific to SO2 emissions from KMP. Non-SO2 KMP emissions, emissions and impacts from other facilities, and research and development of new indicators or monitoring methods are all outside of the scope of the EEM Program. The plan distinguishes two types of indicators: key performance indicators (KPIs) which will have quantitative thresholds for increased monitoring or for mitigation, and informative indicators which will provide evidence in support of key performance indicators.Keyword Tags: