Presentation Abstract

As a result of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) Reconsideration Report on the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project there are accommodation measures that are intended to mitigate, avoid or lessen potential effects associated with the project and related marine shipping. Environment Climate Change Canada (ECCC), along with other federal agencies, is working to implement the Salish Sea Initiative. One aspect in particular is analysis related to cumulative effects and mitigation measures for regional marine vessel air pollutant emissions. Marine vessel traffic is a significant source of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions in the Salish Sea, affecting air quality in the region. Progress on this new initiative is ongoing and using already existing ECCC tools such as the Marine Emissions Inventory Tool, new information gathered from the region, and future predictions of marine vessel activity. The initiative will also investigate mitigations, new technology, and marine vessel emissions management in other jurisdictions with the goal of identifying feasible options for the Salish Sea. This presentation addresses work completed thus far on the air quality and greenhouse gas marine vessel emissions and mitigations in the Salish Sea.

Session Title

Reducing Air Emissions from Commercial Marine Shipping Activity in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Vessel Traffic & Shipping Sector Management

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2020 : Online)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

2020_abstractID_5701

Start Date

21-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 4:45 PM

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Rights

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Language

English

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Progress on ECCC’s contribution to a new initiative component that focuses on marine vessel emissions and mitigations in the Salish Sea.

As a result of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) Reconsideration Report on the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project there are accommodation measures that are intended to mitigate, avoid or lessen potential effects associated with the project and related marine shipping. Environment Climate Change Canada (ECCC), along with other federal agencies, is working to implement the Salish Sea Initiative. One aspect in particular is analysis related to cumulative effects and mitigation measures for regional marine vessel air pollutant emissions. Marine vessel traffic is a significant source of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions in the Salish Sea, affecting air quality in the region. Progress on this new initiative is ongoing and using already existing ECCC tools such as the Marine Emissions Inventory Tool, new information gathered from the region, and future predictions of marine vessel activity. The initiative will also investigate mitigations, new technology, and marine vessel emissions management in other jurisdictions with the goal of identifying feasible options for the Salish Sea. This presentation addresses work completed thus far on the air quality and greenhouse gas marine vessel emissions and mitigations in the Salish Sea.