The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) was established in March 1994 as a new way to manage air quality in Alberta.
CASA is a multi-stakeholder partnership. It is composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations. Every partner is committed to a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.
CASA’S MANDATE IS TO:
- implement the Comprehensive Air Quality Management System (CAMS) for Alberta,
- conduct strategic air quality planning for Alberta through shared responsibility and the use of a consensus-building, collaborative approach, and
- prioritize concerns with respect to air quality in Alberta, and develop specific actions or action plans and activities to resolve those concerns.
Responsibility for specific air quality planning is shared among stakeholders. Regulatory implementation, licensing, compliance, control and enforcement remain with existing government agencies.
CASA SUPPORTS THREE AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT GOALS:
- Protect the environment by preventing short and long-term adverse effects on people, animals and the ecosystem.
- Optimize economic efficiency.
- Promote pollution prevention and continuous improvement.
The air will have no adverse odour, taste or visual impact and have no measurable short- or long-term adverse effects on people, animals or the environment.
The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is a multi-stakeholder alliance composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations to provide strategies to assess and improve air quality for Albertans, using a collaborative consensus process.