Thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback on the potential amendments to Metro Vancouver’s air quality permit and regulatory fees. At its regular October 2021 meeting, the Metro Vancouver Board approved the drafted Bylaw (Bylaw 1330) following review of the compiled feedback and resulting Bylaw amendments.
View the new Bylaw to regulate air quality management fees, Metro Vancouver Regional District Bylaw No. 1330, 2021,
The changes to Bylaw 1330 (formerly Bylaw 1083) proposed are designed to:
- achieve health and environmental benefits associated with the reduction of harmful emissions and improved air quality,
- ensure fees promote continuous improvement, and
- recover the costs of monitoring and enforcement while maintaining Metro Vancouver’s commitment to discharger-pay, equity, and fairness principles.
Over the next four years, fees for some air contaminants will increase, especially those responsible for the greatest health impacts. These air contaminants with high health impacts are Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Photoreactive Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), and Sulphur Oxides (Sox).
If you represent a permitted or regulated facility in Metro Vancouver and would like to receive an estimate of proposed fees for your facility, please contact Metro Vancouver at AQBylaw@metrovancouver.org to request an estimate.