Information Updates

May 10, 2019

Dust Control Program

In accordance with Section 8 of the Ministerial Order, Domtar has submitted its Dust Control Program for the Greenbelt to Alberta Environment and Parks.

Because the Greenbelt is covered with vegetation with little to no exposed soils, there is limited opportunity for dust to be generated at the Greenbelt. Any dust potentially generated from areas of bare soil would be composed of the clean surface fill material that covers the Greenbelt.

As part of the Dust Control Program, inspections of the Greenbelt will be conducted on a monthly basis. If an inspection identifies an area of the Greenbelt devoid of vegetation, Domtar will work with the City of Edmonton (the owner of the Greenbelt) to implement corrective measures.

Long-term dust control measures will eventually be integrated with the Risk Management Plan for the Greenbelt.

April 8, 2019

EPO-Related Work Conducted to Date

To date, Domtar has submitted a Temporary Dust Control Program for the Greenbelt to the AEP. The Program will remain in place until authorized otherwise by the Approval Director.

March 13, 2019

EAB Report and Ministerial Decision

On March 13, 2019, the Decision of the EAB was made public. The EAB found that the AEP orders should be cancelled and said that the “Board is of the view the Orders should never have been issued.”

The Minister of Environment and Parks accepted the EAB’s recommendations and findings, quashed all of the 2018 orders and, on March 12, 2019, issued a ministerial order to Cherokee and Domtar. Under the 2019 environmental protection order issued by the Minister, Domtar is responsible for completing certain supplementary works at the Greenbelt and the adjacent Overlanders Community.

August 26, 2018

Human Health Risk Assessment of the Greenbelt Near the Former Domtar Wood Treatment Facility, Edmonton, AB

An HHRA that is based on surface soil data and soil vapour data collected from the Greenbelt in the summer of 2018 is submitted to AEP. The HHRA followed a scientific approach that is consistent with guidance provided by AEP and Health Canada.

The findings of the HHRA indicate there was no evidence that the health of the neighbouring residents or Greenbelt users would be adversely affected by exposure to measured chemical concentrations on the Greenbelt.