Public consulted on managing odourPublic consulted on managing odour<div class="ExternalClassCE005E9AA68D4BFC8DB11085B4704190"><p>Metro Vancouver is seeking ways to reduce odour emissions across the region, following an increasing number of complaints from the public about unpleasant odours emanating from a variety of sources, which could include compost and food processing facilities. </p><p>Odorous air contaminants have the potential to cause everything from nuisance in residential neighbourhoods to health concerns at elevated levels. And as residential, industrial and commercial density increases in Metro Vancouver, it is anticipated that odour concerns and complaints will continue to rise.</p><p>Metro Vancouver is responsible for air quality in the region and can impose requirements for odour-generating facilities through air quality permits and regulations. Metro Vancouver is considering the following approaches to improve how it deals with odours:</p><ul><li>Specific odour limits at the facility boundary or in the affected community;</li><li>Emission limits on sources at facilities, designed to reduce odour impacts in nearby communities;</li><li>Technology requirements to control odour, or best management practices for new or existing facilities;</li><li>Economic incentives to encourage emissions reductions and allow administrative costs to be recovered from authorized sources of odorous air contaminants; and</li><li>Changes to existing bylaws to clarify provisions for managing the impacts of emissions of odorous air contaminants.</li></ul><p>Feedback on the proposed measures for managing odorous air contaminants will be accepted until March 31, 2018 by email at <a href="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US"></span></a>. More information about the consultation can be found on the <a href="/services/air-quality/consultation/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">Metro Vancouver website</span></a> or join our mailing list <a href="/services/air-quality/mailing-list/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">here</span></a>.</p></div>|#1e5e1af1-1a34-40e8-9b98-1effccdab47f;L0|#01e5e1af1-1a34-40e8-9b98-1effccdab47f|Issue 39;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0473D3BCD10F4C46961EAFBAB331FDF0"><p> Metro Vancouver is consulting with the public on ways to reduce odour emissions across the region, following an increasing number of complaints about unpleasant odours. </p></div>0