Any person that operates a facility that exceeds the threshold of greenhouse gases emitted in 2019, must report this to the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) by June 1, 2020.
The reporting criteria can be found on Schedule 3 under subsection 46(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act). It applies to any facility that emits 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or more, or is engaged in any of the following activities: mining, production of ethanol, lime, cement, aluminum, iron, steel, electricity, heat, ammonia, nitric acid, hydrogen, paper or petroleum refineries.
Administrative information reportable includes, but not limited to:
- National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) identification number
- Company's legal information
- Physical locations
- NAICS code
- Canada Revenue Agency federal business number
- Any other information required by the regulation
The facility should keep the information required, including supporting calculations and measurements, for at least three years after the reporting deadline. In case the facility does not meet the criteria set out in this Schedule, notification should be made to ECCC before the deadline stated above. Failing to comply with the requirements, will be liable under applicable offence provisions of the act.
The list of GHGs subject to mandatory reporting can be found in Schedule 1 of the same subsection stated above. For more information on the specifics requirements according to the type of industry, please visit the website.