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  • Federal Greenhous Gas Pricing Act Requirements  - 

    The federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) was designed by Environment Canada and Climate Change to address the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (S.C. 2018, c. 12, s. 186). The OBPS program has been implemented as an incentive for large »

  • Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petroleum Sector) - Updates  - 

    The proposed federal regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 27, 2017. The purpose of the federal regulation was to mandate the implementation of a leak detection and repair (LDAR) program in petroleum refiners and »

  • Odour Study Descriptions  - 

    Odour nuisance is a subject that is arising throughout North America, however the quantification of odour is still a complex subject. It is important for industry to know that odour can be both quantified and qualified. Odour is inherently a complex »

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting - October 1  - 

    Important News on the GHG FrontPlease be aware the Ministry of Environment is in the "wind down" process of the cap-and-trade program - which is being eliminated under the new government. The amendments to the cap and trade regulations formally came »

  • Toxics Reduction Act Amendments  - 

    The MOECC has amended Ontario Regulation 455/09 under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009. The amendments came into effect on April 23, 2018.The following updates have been made to the regulations:The plan cycle has been extended by a year making the »

  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) and Toxic Reduction Act (TRA) Reminder  - 

    The deadline for reporting to the NPRI and TRA for the 2017 calendar year is June 1, 2018.Toxic reduction plans for any newly reportable substances are due December 31 of the same year a facility submits its first annual report.Additionally, all TRA »

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