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Evaluation of the Regulation of Smog-Causing Emissions from the Transportation Sector - July 2008

July 2008

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed October 2007
Report sent for management response May 2008
Management response received June 2008
Report completed June 2008
Report approved by Departmental
Evaluation Committee (DEC) July 2008

Acronyms used in the report

CACs
Criteria Air Contaminants
CARA
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CDSR
Cabinet Directive on Streamlining Regulation
CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CO
carbon monoxide
CWS
Canada-Wide Standards
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EC
Environment Canada
EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
EQ
Evaluation Question
ETD
Energy and Transportation Directorate
FRWG
Fuels Regulations Working Group
NOx
nitrogen oxides
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPG
Outcome Project Grouping
OPP
Outcome Project Plan
PM
particulate matter
RIAS
Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
RPP
Report on Plans and Priorities
SO2
sulphur dioxide
VOC
volatile organic compound

Acknowledgments

The Evaluation Project Team including Michael Callahan and Karine Kisilenko and led by Janet King under the direction of the Director, Shelley Borys, would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project and particularly all interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. The Team would also like to thank the Evaluation Committee for their guidance and support throughout all phases of the evaluation process. Evaluation Committee members included Pat Wirth, Steven McCauley, Kirk Strand and Lori Fryzuk.

Prepared by the Audit and Evaluation Branch

 
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