O. Reg. 493/10: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting


Published: 2010-12-13

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ontario regulation 493/10

made under the

Environmental Protection Act

Made: December 1, 2010
Filed: December 13, 2010
Published on e-Laws: December 14, 2010
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: January 1, 2011


Amending O. Reg. 452/09

(Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting)

1. The definition of “general stationary combustion” in subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 452/09 is revoked.

2. Paragraphs 1 to 26 of Subsection 2 (1) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

1. Adipic acid manufacturing.

2. Primary manufacturing of aluminum.

3. Ammonia manufacturing.

4. Carbonate use.

5. Cement manufacturing.

6. Coal storage.

7. Copper production.

8. Electricity generation and cogeneration.

9. Ferroalloy production.

10. General stationary combustion.

11. Glass production.

12. HCFC-22 production and HFC-23 destruction.

13. Hydrogen production.

14. Iron manufacturing.

15. Lead production.

16. Lime manufacturing.

17. Nickel production.

18. Nitric acid manufacturing.

19. Petrochemical production.

20. Petroleum refining.

21. Phosphoric acid production.

22. Pulp and paper manufacturing.

23. Refinery fuel gas use within a petroleum refinery.

24. Soda ash manufacturing.

25. Steel manufacturing.

26. Zinc production.

3. Subsection 5 (4) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) For the purposes of this section, a person mentioned in subsection 2 (1) may, in quantifying tonnes of CO2e generated in a reporting period, deduct all of the carbon dioxide generated from the sources mentioned in subsection 2 (1) at a facility where the carbon dioxide is generated from the combustion of biomass.

4. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

Additional information

5.1 (1) This section applies to a person if the person is required to ensure that an emissions report is submitted under subsection 5 (1) in respect of a facility.

(2) The Director may request in writing that a person mentioned in subsection (1) submit any of the information mentioned in subsection (3) in respect of any year before the first year in which subsection 5 (1) applies.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the Director may request any of the following:

1. Copies of any submissions that the person was required to make to the Federal government under section 46 or 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

2. Subject to subsection (4), a report described in subsection (5),

i. that sets out tonnes of CO2e generated from all sources mentioned in subsection 2 (1) at the facility, quantified in accordance with subsections 4 (1), (2) and (3), and

ii. that is prepared based on information that is in the custody or control of the person or to which the person has, or reasonably can obtain, access.

(4) If the Director requests a report mentioned in paragraph 2 of subsection (3) but the person mentioned in subsection (1) is unable to quantify in accordance with subsection (3), the quantifications may be made,

(a) using the best alternative quantification methods set out in the Guideline for the sources; or

(b) using a quantification method that is consented to by the Director in writing.

(5) A report mentioned in paragraph 2 of subsection (3) shall identify the means of quantification used, the data used in the quantification, the results of the quantification and any other information specified by the Director that is related to the application of the standard quantification methods mentioned in subsections 4 (1), (2) and (3).

(6) A person mentioned in subsection (1) shall comply with a request made under subsection (2) by the date specified in the request.

5. Subsection 11 (6) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(6) If, after receiving notice under clause (1) (b), the person mentioned in subsection 2 (1) does not submit a revised emissions report to the Director and the accredited verification body or make a request under subsection (3), the accredited verification body shall prepare an adverse verification statement and submit the statement to the person mentioned in subsection 2 (1).

6. Table 1 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Table 1


Item


Column 1


Column 2


Column 3


Column 4


Column 5




 


Common Name


Formula


Chemical Name


Chemical Abstract Service Registry No.


Global Warming Potential Factor




1.


Carbon dioxide


CO2


Carbon dioxide


124-38-9


1




2.


Methane


CH4


Methane


74-82-8


21




3.


Nitrous oxide


N2O


Nitrous oxide


10024-97-2


310




4.


Sulfur hexafluoride


SF6


Sulfur hexafluoride


2551-62-4


23,900




5.


Nitrogen trifluoride


NF3


Nitrogen trifluoride


7783-54-2


17,200




6.


HFC-23


CHF3


Trifluoromethane


75-46-7


11,700




7.


HFC-32


CH2F2


Difluoromethane


75-10-5


650




8.


HFC-41


CH3F


Fluoromethane


593-53-3


150




9.


HFC-43-10mee


C5H2F10


1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5- Decafluoropentane


138495-42-8


1,300




10.


HFC-125


C2HF5


Pentafluoroethane


354-33-6


2,800




11.


HFC-134


C2H2F4


1,1,2,2-Tetrafluoroethane


359-35-3


1,000




12.


HFC-134a


C2H2F4


1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane


811-97-2


1,300




13.


HFC-143


C2H3F3


1,1,2-Trifluoroethane


430-66-0


300




14.


HFC-143a


C2H3F3


1,1,1-Trifluoroethane


420-46-2


3,800




15.


HFC-152


C2H4F2


1,2-Difluoroethane


624-72-6


43




16.


HFC-152a


C2H4F2


1,1-Difluoroethane


75-37-6


140




17.


HFC-161


C2H5F


Fluoroethane


353-36-6


12




18.


HFC-227ea


C3HF7


1,1,1,2,3,3,3- Heptafluoropropane


431-89-0


2,900




19.


HFC-236cb


C3H2F6


1,1,1,2,2,3-Hexafluoropropane


677-565


1,300




20.


HFC-236ea


C3H2F6


1,1,1,2,3,3-Hexafluoropropane


431-63-0


1,200




21.


HFC-236fa


C3H2F6


1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropane


690-39-1


6,300




22.


HFC-245ca


C3H3F5


1,1,2,2,3-Pentafluoropropane


679-86-7


560




23.


HFC-245fa


C3H3F5


1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluoropropane


460-73-1


950




24.


HFC-365mfc


C4H5F5


1,1,1,3,3-Pentafluorobutane


406-58-6


890




25.


Perfluoromethane


CF4


Tetrafluoromethane


75-73-0


6,500




26.


Perfluoroethane


C2F6


Hexafluoroethane


76-16-4


9,200




27.


Perfluoropropane


C3F8


Octafluoropropane


76-19-7


7,000




28.


Perfluorobutane


C4F10


Decafluorobutane


355-25-9


7,000




29.


Perfluorocyclobutane


c-C4F8


Octafluorocyclobutane


115-25-3


8,700




30.


Perfluoropentane


C5F12


Dodecafluoropentane


678-26-2


7,500




31.


Perfluorohexane


C6F14


Tetradecafluorohexane


355-42-0


7,400




 

7. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2011 and the day it is filed.