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To identify, monitor and resolve air quality issues in the Nanticoke and surrounding areas by;

  • managing and 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 government.

  • jointly funding the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the air monitoring network.

  • reviewing on a yearly basis the operating budget for the network.

  • preparing an annual air quality report to summarize the data to track trends and improvements.

  • conducting an 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 Environment Canada.


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 monitoring contractor.


The Terms of Reference of the working group will be reviewed every two years or as change necessitates.

Frequency of Meetings

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.


  • to all active members of NEC

  • to MOE Technical Support and District Managers

  • to Environment Canada

  • to the public


To the public and the Ministry of the Environment.

Operating Guidelines

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 as required.












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