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Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations - Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables Released

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MSAPR Part 1 Reporting TablesOn June 29, 2016 the Multi-Sector Air Pollutant Regulations (MSAPR) were published to the Canada Gazette, Part II.   The MSAPR is a key part of the Government of Canada’s responsibility in regards to the implementation of the new Canada-wide Air Quality Management System under the auspices of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).

The MSAPR is delineated into 3 Parts and impose national performance standards on:

  • Part 1 - gaseous-fuel-fired non-utility boilers and heaters,

  • Part 2 - stationary spark-ignition gas-fired engines, and

  • Part 3 - the cement manufacturing sector.

The objectives of the Regulations are to:

  • Limit the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOX) emitted from modern (new) and original (existing), gaseous-fuel-fired non-utility boilers and heaters used by industrial facilities.
  • Limit the amount of NOX emitted from modern and original stationary spark-ignition gaseous-fuel-fired engines used by industrial facilities (i.e. those used for gas compression or back-up generators).
  • Limit the amount of NOX and sulphur dioxide (SO2) emitted from cement kilns.


On October 26, 2016, the Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables were released to assist operators of non-utility boilers and heaters in understanding their requirements under Part 1 of the MSAPR.

The document contains four tables which outline the timing requirements for the testing and reporting required for Part 1.  This is intended to assist in determining which testing must be completed and when, along with associated key dates for reporting, based on type the boiler or heater in question. Please refer to the regulatory text to determine what type of boiler or heater you have (i.e. pre-existing, transitional or modern).

Below is a brief description of the four tables.

Table 1:  Classification Reports - Testing, Reporting and Timing Requirements
This table identifies the relevant sections in MSAPR that pertain to testing and reporting and summarizes the timing requirements for the testing and reporting associated with Classification Reports which apply to pre-existing boilers and heaters subject to the MSAPR.

Table 2:  Initial Reports - Testing, Reporting and Timing Requirements

This table identifies the relevant sections in MSAPR that pertain to testing and reporting and summarizes the timing requirements for the testing and reporting associated with Initial Reports which apply boilers and heaters, based upon their classification.

Table 3:  Compliance Reports - Testing, Reporting and Timing Requirements
This table identifies the relevant sections in the MSAPR that pertain to testing and reporting and summarizes the timing requirements for the testing and reporting associated with Compliance Reports.

Table 4:  Change Reports: Testing, Reporting and Timing Requirements
This table identifies the relevant sections in MSAPR that pertain to testing and reporting and summarizes the timing requirements for the testing and reporting associated with Change Reports which apply if the information in respect of a boiler or heater that was provided in a Classification, Initial, or Compliance Report changes.

A copy of the document is provided below.

MSAPR Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables (English) MSAPR Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables (English) (177 KB)


MSAPR Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables (French) MSAPR Part 1 Regulatory Training Reporting Tables (French) (195 KB)

Questions regarding the MSAPR can be forwarded to the Environment and Climate Change Canada contacts via the following email addresses:

General, Policy, AQMS: ec.airpur-cleanair.ec@canada.ca
Part 1- Boilers and Heaters: ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca
Part 2 - Engines : ec.nge-mgn.ec@canada.ca
Part 3 - Cement : ec.mmp-tmm.ec@canada.ca

For more information in regards to the MSAPR, please contact Marnie Freer or Peter Pakalnis.

Comment Period Available for the Proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016

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Proposed Evironmental Emergency Regulations 2016On October 8, 2016, pursuant to subsection 332(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, the proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016 (the proposed Regulations). A PDF version is available below. The proposed Regulations will repeal and replace the current Environmental Emergency Regulations (the current Regulations).

The current Regulations were last amended in 2011. Key changes in the proposed Regulations include:

  • the addition of 49 new substances to Schedule 1 and amendment of the thresholds for 3 existing substances;

  • a clarification of the requirements for exercising an E2 Plan;

  • a consolidation of substances into a single list;

  • the inclusion of uncontained substances;

  • a definition of a container system;

  • clarifications for the requirements regarding public notifications before, during and after an environmental emergency; and

  • modifications to reporting requirements including periodic reporting to ensure an up-to-date database is available for departmental officials and first responders.

A copy of the PDF version of the Canada Gazette, Part I publication is available below.

Canada Gazette, Part I - Environmental Emergency Regulations Canada Gazette, Part I - Environmental Emergency Regulations (772 KB)

How To Submit Comments

Pursuant to subsection 332(2), any person may, within 60 days after this publication, file with the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change written comments on the proposed Regulations.  All comments must cite in the subject header, “Comments - Canada Gazette, Part I – Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016” and be sent to:

Lo Cheng, Director, Environmental Emergencies Division

Environment and Climate Change Canada

351 St. Joseph Blvd., 16th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3

email: ec.ue-e2.ec@canada.ca


All comments must be submitted by December 7, 2016.


A summary of the comments and responses from the preliminary 2013 – 2014 consultations process is available on the Environmental Emergency Website

 

Transport Canada Proposed Revisions to TP 14850 Released For Comments

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Transport Canada Proposed TP 14850 StandardThe Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has released the proposed first draft of the third edition of the Transport Canada Standard TP 14850 Small Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 (the TP 14850 Standard).

The goal of this project is to update the TP 14850 standard with the most recent chapters 4.1 and 6.1 of the United Nations Model Regulations (UN Recommendations) for the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

At this time, Transport Canada is seeking comments from interested parties during the development process of the proposed TP 14850 Standard.

The public review will be open for comments until October 13, 2016.

A second 30-day public review will be made available on Transport Canada’s website in the spring of 2017.

To request a copy of the proposed revision, please send an email to:

TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca.

Alternatively, the documents are provided for you below:

Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (EN) Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (EN) (1097 KB)

Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (FR) Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (FR) (1162 KB)

For any comments on the proposed revision, please contact:

France Bernier
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate,
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5
Fax: 613-993-5925
E-mail:   TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

For additional information in regards to TDG, please contact Mark Roehler.

Transport Canada Safety Advisory - Transporting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 By Air

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Transport Canada - Transporting Samsung Galaxy Note 7In September, Transport Canada released the Transportation of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by Aircraft safety advisory.  The purpose of this safety advisory is to advise air operators, passengers and crew of the risks involved in transporting the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in checked baggage or inside the cabin of an aircraft.  A PDF version of the advisory is available below.

In light of recent incidents and concerns involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, Samsung announced on September 2nd, a global recall and replacement program for millions of these devices because of batteries exploding or catching fire.

Lithium-ion batteries that typically power these devices have the potential to overheat or short-circuit if they are defective, mishandled, or not packed properly. In turn, this can lead to a fire and cause a chain reaction with other lithium-ion batteries nearby. This type of fire could easily overwhelm the fire suppression system of an aircraft.

For this reason, Transport Canada is advising air operators, passengers and crew of this safety risk and recommends that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices be carried in the cabin, where an incident can be immediately mitigated, and not in checked baggage.

Transport Canada also strongly recommends against using or charging these devices in the cabin of an aircraft.

This safety advisory is consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration’s statement issued on September 8th, 2016.

For more information, please contact Transport Canada at TDG-TMD@tc.gc.ca.

Additional information in regards to transportation of goods by air, please contact Mark Roehler.