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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.

Mark Roehler Presenting at WSPS Partners in Prevention Conference, October 26, 2016

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Mark Roehler, LEHDER Principal, will be presenting at the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Partners in Prevention Southwestern Conference on October 26, 2016 in Kitchener.

Mr. Roehler will be presenting GHS is Ready for Implementation Through WHMIS 2015: Are You?, a presentation to provide background on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals implementation in Canada.  Canada's system is referred to as WHMIS 2015 and his session will provide insight on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for your company as Canada transitions to WHMIS 2015.

For more information and to register for this conference, please visit the WSPS website; the conference brochure can be downloaded from the link below.

WSPS Partners in Prevention Southwestern ON Conference Brochure WSPS Partners in Prevention Southwestern ON Conference Brochure (1073 KB)

Additional information in regards to WHMIS 2015 implementation can be obtained through Mark Roehler.

MOECC Releases Reminder Notice to Ontario Cap and Trade Stakeholders - September 23, 2016

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MOECC Releases Remider Notice for Cap and Trade StakeholdersAs of today, there are only 68 days left to register in Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program.

Registration takes time to complete.

Registration is a two-part process. Part 2 cannot be completed until Part 1 is complete, submitted and approved by the Ministry. The time required to meet some of the requirements of registration, such as the notarization of documents, may be outside of your direct control. This should be taken into account when you are planning for your registration.

The Ministry highly recommends that you complete your registration as early as possible.

Ontario’s Cap and Trade Help Desk team is available to answer your registration related questions. Contact the help desk by email at CThelp@ontario.ca or toll free at 1-888-217-3326.

Please see below for more information and some useful links. 

Sincerely,

The Cap and Trade Help Desk team, on behalf of:

Tom Johnson
Project Manager – Implementation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Office
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
40 St. Clair Ave W., 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M4V 1M2
Tel: 416-325-8395

Who Should Register and When

You must register your facility in the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) by November 30, 2016 if you:

  • Are a mandatory participant in the Cap and Trade program, or
  • Wish to participate in Ontario’s first Cap and Trade auction in March 2017.

If you have applied for emissions allowances, your registration must be complete (including submission of a voluntary participant form, if applicable) before you can receive your allowances.

In all cases, the Ministry highly recommends that you complete your registration as early as possible.

The Registration Process

CITSS is a management and tracking system for accounts and compliance instruments issued under the cap and trade program. You will require an account in CITSS in order to participate in Ontario auctions and obtain emission allowances.

Please note that registration is a two-part process and can take some time to complete.

Below is an overview of the two-part CITSS registration process.

Part 1 of the CITSS Registration Process – Recognition of Account Agent (RAA) or User Registration

The Recognition as an Account Agent process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy of the application package consisting of forms and supplementary documents to support the verification of his/her identity. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.

You must complete Part 1 before you can complete Part 2.

Part 2 of the CITSS Registration Process – Participant Registration (PR) or Account Application

An approved account agent with a valid CITSS User ID must submit the Participant Registration (PR) application on behalf of a mandatory, voluntary, or market participant.  The PR process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy application package with signed copies of forms and supporting documents to the Director (Ontario Registrar). 

The application requires the designation of Primary and Alternate Account Representatives, the addition of facilities when applicable and the disclosure of business relationships with other entities. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.

Additional Information

If you require more information and guidance on CITSS registration please visit the Ontario Cap and Trade website at:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-register-and-participate-citss

Alternatively you can also contact Ontario’s Cap and Trade Help Desk at:

Cap and Trade Helpdesk at CThelp@ontario.ca / 1-888-217-3326 (toll-free)

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in any of the information contained in this email. The MOECC makes no representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever with respect to this information. MOECC specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties related to the use of this information and all contents including, without limitation, warranties of non-infringement or fitness for any particular purpose.

In no event shall MOECC, the Province of Ontario and their respective officers, employees, servants or agents be liable for any failure to keep this information up to date, for errors or omissions, or for any damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, or direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages) arising out of or related.

For more information in regards to Ontario's Cap and Trade Program, please contact Marnie Freer.

The Province of Ontario Profiles the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance

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Sarnia Lambton Industrial AllianceThe Province of Ontario has released a profile on the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) titled Sarnia-Lambton Oil Equipment Manufacturers Go Global.  SLIA is a coalition of progressive manufacturers, machine shops, engineering and environmental service companies located in Sarnia, Ontario.  LEHDER Principal, Marnie Freer, is serving as a Director of SLIA in 2016.

The article highlights the advantages of SLIA for the member companies and our community by the globalization of the wide-ranging expertise and experience of the members. SLIA has the distinct advantage of offering global industries a single source for an entire supply chain.  The article can be viewed here.

To learn more about the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance, please visit their website.


Alberta Air Monitoring Directive Update

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Alberta Air Monitoring Directive Update August 2016Alberta’s Air Monitoring Directive (AMD) sets out the requirements for monitoring and reporting air quality in the province of Alberta.  As of August 3, 2016, all 9 Chapters of the AMD have been recently amended.  Copies of the most current versions can be located at http://aep.alberta.ca/air/legislation/air-monitoring-directive/default.aspx.

A brief overview of the recent amendments include:

  • Immediate reporting of an Ambient Air Quality Objective exceedance and any issues with monitoring equipment performance.
  • New requirements for providing monitoring data during an emergency event, if requested by the Director.
  • New requirement to modernize emissions reporting requirements and reflect modern day emissions and related data requirements for Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and associated agencies.
  • Annual emissions inventory report is required if thresholds are met.
  • Submission of emissions inventory data and summarization of source reporting via Excel forms are required (forms will be available through the AMD Toolbox).
  • Updates to the Stack Survey Report requirements from the 1989 AMD and added requirements for RATA and CGA reports.

Information pertaining to the AMD can be located here.  Documents providing an overview of the changes to Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 9: Reporting, in addition to a correlation matrix defining the changes between the 1989 and 2016 AMD are provided for you below.

Alberta AMD Chapter 1 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 Alberta AMD Chapter 1 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 (189 KB)

Alberta AMD Chapter 9 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 Alberta AMD Chapter 9 Overview of Changes - July 29, 2016 (187 KB)

Alberta AMD Correlation Table July 29, 2016 Alberta AMD Correlation Table July 29, 2016 (242 KB)

For more information in regards to Alberta's AMD, please contact Michael Denomme.
 

LEHDER Sponsors Jill Friis at the 2016 PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championship

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Good Luck Jill at 2016 PABCON Senior ChampionshipLEHDER proudly supported a local athlete, Jill Friis, who competed at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Americas - Senior and Super Senior Championships from August 23rd to 31st and brought home a silver medal in the Senior Doubles
with France Joubert.  Congratulations ladies!

The full tournament results, including quite a few Team Canada gold medals, can be viewed online at http://www.amzone.org/index_en.php or follow the Canadian Tenpin Federation, Inc. to check out stats and photos from the tournament.

Congratulations to Jill and the rest of the Canadian team!

Ontario Cap and Trade Update - CITSS Open for Registration & Upcoming Registration Deadline

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ON Cap & Trade - CITSS AvailableThe Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) is now open for user registration in Ontario.  CITSS can be accessed through this link: https://www.wci-citss.org/

The CITSS registration is a two-part process and can take some time to fully complete.  It is recommend that you complete your CITSS registration as early as possible to support implementation of the cap and trade program.  

Mandatory participants are required to submit applications by November 30, 2016.

For more information about CITSS, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-register-and-participate-citss   

For technical questions relating to CITSS, including accessing your account, general navigation, functionality and re-setting your password please contact WCI, Inc. staff at: help@wci-citss.org

Should you have any questions relating to the cap and trade program in general, please contact the Ontario cap and trade help desk at: CThelp@Ontario.ca

Reminder - the deadline to apply for free GHG emission allowances is September 1, 2016.

Additional information in regards to Ontario's Cap and Trade Program can be found in the following recent LEHDER News blog posts:

Ontario's Cap and Trade Program - Regulatory Overview of O. Reg. 144/16 and O. Reg 143/16

Ontario's Cap and Trade Program - Upcoming Deadlines and Training Sessions

For more information in regards to Ontario's Cap and Trade Program, please contact Marnie Freer.