Standards and Quality Program

This section contains the information on Alberta’s quality assurance program, and the standards and protocols collected from the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) partners that conduct environmental monitoring under the Implementation Plan. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s air-related documents are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA), and are therefore reviewed by CALA on a biennial basis.  Alberta’s environmental science program will initiate a technical review process to bring consistency and comparability among these standards and protocols as appropriate. Where gaps are identified, new standards and protocols will be developed

Quality Assurance

Standards and Protocols


Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Environmental Monitoring and Science (formerly AEMERA)

  • SOP-001 for H2S and SO2 Converter
  • SOP-002 of ACCU System Particulate Matter sampler in Ambient Air in conjuntion with the Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM)
  • SOP-003 for Air Quality Reporting Index Reporting System
  • SOP-004 for the Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM)
  • SOP-005 for Environmentally protected Beta Attenuation Monitor (E-BAM)
  • SOP-006 for Whatman and Air Liquide model hydrogen generators
  • SOP-007 for Meteorological Instruments of Canada (MIC) precipitation collector
  • SOP-008 for NH3 Analyzers
  • SOP-009 for the Ecochem PAS 2000 analyzer
  • SOP-010 for Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) and Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS) detectors
  • SOP-011 for Dilution Calibrations
  • SOP-012 for Sabio 2010 and 4010 Dilution Calibrator
  • SOP-013 for AENV EDAS Ambient Data Polling System Operation and Daily Data Evaluation
  • SOP-014 for Measurement of Particulate Matter in Ambient Air by Orthogonal Light Scattering
  • SOP-015 for Sample Collection Using Tedlar Bags and Adsorbent Tubes
  • SOP-016 for the Collection of VOCs in Ambient Air Using Summa Canisters and Xontech Sampler
  • SOP-017 for the Measurement of Wind Speed and Direction Using Ultrasonic Systems
  • SOP-018 for Measurement of Wind Speed and Direction – Anemometer & Vane System
  • SOP-019 for Ambient Air Sampling Using a Versatile Air Pollution Sampler (VAPS) with Annular Denuder System (ADS)
  • SOP-020 for Measurement of Total Hydrocarbon Using a Flame Ionization Detection
  • SOP-021 for Measurement of SO2 by SO2 Fluorescence
  • SOP-022 for Measurement of Ozone in Ambient Air by Ultraviolet (UV) Photometry
  • SOP-023 for Measurement of Methane/Non-Methane Hydrocarbons Using FID Detection
  • SOP-024 for Measurement of CO in Ambient Air by Gas Filter Correlation (GFC)
  • SOP-025 for Elemental and Organic Carbon (EC and OC) using Non-Dispersive Infrared Detection (NDIR)
  • SOP-026 for Measurement of Ethylene (C2H4) in Ambient Air by Reduced Gas Detection (RGD)
  • SOP-027 for High-Volume Polyurethane Foam Sampler
  • SOP-028 for Measurement of Particulate Matter in Ambient Air using the Partisol 2000H
  • SOP-029 for R&R Environmental Devices Model MFC201 Gas Dilution Calibrator
  • SOP-031 for R&R Environmental Devices Model 200 Zero Span Module
  • SOP-032 for Flow Measurement Using a Primary Flow Meter
  • SOP-033 for Fluke Portable Voltage Calibrator
  • SOP-034 for Dasibi Model 5008 Gas Dilution Calibrator
  • SOP-035 for Measurement of Barometric Pressure Using Vaisala PTB 220
  • SOP-036 for Air Dryers
  • SOP-037 for Measurement of Oxides of Nitrogen in by Chemiluminescence
  • SOP-039 for Thermo-Miran SapphIRe portable gas analyzer
  • SOP-040 for Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling
  • SOP-041 for Zero-Air Generators
  • SOP-042 for Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory (MAML) Systems

Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA)

Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA)


Environmental Monitoring and Science (formerly AEMERA)

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)


Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Ecological Monitoring Committee for the Lower Athabasca (EMCLA)

Environmental Monitoring and Science (formerly AEMERA)


 Environmental Monitoring and Science (formerly AEMERA)