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Vancouver (B.C.). Office for the Environment

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Vancouver (B.C.). Office for the Environment

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Vancouver (B.C.) (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Office for the Environment, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.)

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?On October 16, 1990, City Council amended and approved recommendation 24 as presented by the Task Force on Atmospheric Change in a report entitled Clouds of Change. The approved recommendation reads as follows:

"THAT Council direct the Planning Department immediately to:

(a) require in all plans or rezoning reports prepared by the Planning Department, a statement describing how the proposal contributes to or detracts from the objective of reducing atmospheric pollution; and
(b) review all such statements with the Special Office for the Environment.

FURTHER THAT Council direct the Planning Department to work with the Special Office for the Environment and the Health Department to develop a comprehensive method for the assessment of atmospheric emissions impact and report back to Council."

In order for staff to be more aware of the environmental concerns which should be considered when writing these statements, the following interim checklist has been established. Council has authorized the creation of a Special Office for the Environment. When its staff are in place a more comprehensive checklist will be assembled. In the meantime, the following checklist identifies some environmental issues which should be considered when assessing rezoning applications and local area plans....