P48I3One of the biggest sources of complaints for odors in Chile is the facilities for the intensive livestock installations (poultry and pigs), mainly due to their size and sometimes their relative proximity to populated places.

   This gave rise to the national environmental authority to prioritize these activities when announcing the elaboration of a regulation that would go in the line of establishing the emission limit values.

M. Zacarías, A. Ulloa

Bestenchile, Providencia, Santiago de Chile.

Costa Rica Reglamento Olores OfensivosThe government of Costa Rica has published a Draft Regulation for the control of offensive odours that establishes limit values for odour in ambient air. The draft is in the public consultation phase which ends tomorrow, the 17th. This legislation establishes limit values of 3, 5 and 7 odour units in ambient air for a list of activities potentially generating odour nuisance, without specifying any percentiles. In addition, a general value of 10 odour units is established for any activity not mentioned in the above list.

   By registering on the website here, you may access the document and send any comment to the officers on charge of this regulation (unfortunately, just in Spanish). Now the document is the step of public consultation.

P34Ip   In order to improve the quality of life of people, the Ministry of the Environment of Chile is strengthening the regulatory framework for odours. In this context, the main objective of this paper is to present a design proposal for an odour regulation, based on international experience and the national situation.

   The proposal has an integrated perspective, with a technological approach. This include not only odours limit but also, operational practices, in order to raise the operating standard of the sources and the reduction of odour emissions.

D. Caimanque, J. Salas

    Departamento de Ruido, Lumínica y Olores. División Calidad del Aire, Ministerio del Medio Ambiente de Chile. Santiago - Chile.

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