identify, monitor and resolve air quality issues
in the Nanticoke and surrounding areas by;
coordinating the air monitoring program in the
Nanticoke area to determine whether air quality
meets standards and also to measure any impact
of industrial development on the local airshed.
acting as a
liaison between industrial stakeholders and
the operation, maintenance and enhancement of
the air monitoring network.
reviewing on a
yearly basis the operating budget for the
annual air quality report to summarize the data
to track trends and improvements.
annual public meeting to present data and
provide an information exchange to the public.
The scope of
this committee includes issues related to the
operation of the continuous air monitoring
network jointly delivered by NEC.
The Nanticoke Environmental Management Program (NEMP) was
formed in 1978 to co-ordinate a study of the background air
quality and subsequent impact of industrial development on air
quality in the area surrounding the Nanticoke Industrial Park.
NEMP was sponsored jointly by the Federal and Ontario Government,
Ontario Hydro (now known as Ontario Power Generation) , Lake Erie
Steel and Imperial Oil. Beginning in 1984, the West Central Region
of the Ontario Ministry of Environment assumed responsibilities
for network operations from the Air Resources Branch.
In -1985, NEMP and a similar group concerned with water quality
were amalgamated into one organization called the Nanticoke
Environmental Committee (NEC). A private consultant funded by
Imperial Oil and Lake Erie Steel is responsible for operation and
maintenance of the air monitoring network. As of 1992, NEC
concentrated solely on air issues.
Presently, each partner has an equal share in the operating
cost of the air monitoring network.
The Nanticoke Environmental Committee (NEC) consists of
environmental personnel from Ontario Power Generation, Imperial
Oil, Lake Erie Steel, the environmental monitoring contractor and
representation from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and
The position of Chairperson is rotated on an two year term
basis from members of NEC.
The position of secretary is filled by the environmental
The Terms of Reference of the working group will be reviewed
every two years or as change necessitates.
Meetings to be held every eight to ten weeks. A yearly roadmap/
time table has been developed to identify issues that require
attention throughout the year.
the public and the Ministry of the Environment.
The agenda is prepared by the Chairperson and circulated one
week prior to meeting. Agenda items should be sent to the Chair.
The agenda should be organized according to decision making items,
action items and information items.
Minutes of meetings are prepared by the Secretary and
distributed to Committee members within 14 days after meetings.
Resolution of working group matters will be done by consensus
among members present and the majority determines consensus.
Guests will be invited to participate in related agenda items