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Ontario Government - Red Tape Challenge for Chemical Manufacturing

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Chemical Manufacturing Comments for Red Tape ChallengeThe Government of Ontario is soliciting feedback regarding regulations affecting the chemical manufacturing industry, based upon the Red Tape Challenge.  Comments are currently being received on 148 different regulations which affect this industry until September 30, 2017.  A report with the consultation findings will be issued on March 30, 2018.

This government initiative is intended to provide an avenue for stakeholders to provide input on existing regulations to assist with updating, improving or eliminating the regulations pertaining to the chemical manufacturing industry.

Consultation on the following regulatory categories is currently available:

Comments can be provided by selecting the category above; more information regarding this consultation is available at:

https://talks.ontario.ca/redtapechallenge/

If you do not work within this industry, the Ontario Government is still interested in comments you may have pertaining to any of the regulations listed so please feel free to participate.

For more information, please contact Marnie Freer.

MSAPR Part 1 Classification Clarifications for June Reporting Deadline

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On May 30, 2017, clarification in regards to classification reporting for the June 17, 2017 reporting deadline for MSAPR Part 1 was released.

  • ECCC has received questions on the timelines associated with submitting a classification report by classifying equipment using the provisions 34(1)(b)(iii), 34(1)(b)(iv) and 34(1)(b)(v). To clarify, equipment classified using provisions 34(1)(b)(iii), 34(1)(b)(iv) and 34(1)(b)(v) have 18 months as set out in 41(1)(a) to submit their classification report given that they are relying on the determination given by a CEMS or stack test. It is important to note that the reference period for testing is 12 months.

  • If you are unable to obtain the equipment serial number, please indicate “Unable to obtain, see comments below” in the Serial Number field of the MSAPR Online Reporting Tool. Then, provide your justification on why you were unable to obtain the serial number in the Additional Comments field.

  • If you are unable to obtain the complete equipment commissioning date, please indicate “January 1st” the commissioning year of your equipment and provide your justification in the Additional Comments field.

For additional information or clarification, the Combustion Unit with Environment and Climate Change Canada can be reached at ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca.

For more information on the MSAPR, please contact Pete Pakalnis.

MSAPR Part 1 - Signature Declaration Template and Additional Webinars Scheduled

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MSAPR Part 1 Online Reporting ApplicationOn April 27, 2016, the Online Reporting Application was released for the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR) Part 1 - Boilers and Heaters for the June reporting requirements; the application is accessed through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window (SWIM) reporting platform.  It is important to note that pursuant to Section 120 of the MSAPR, the use of the online reporting tool is mandatory.  The Application will be updated later this year  to accommodate future online reporting requirements (e.g. annual reports).

Webinars demonstrating the online Reporting Application were completed in early May.  During these sessions, a request was made in regards to the acceptable format for the signature of the authorized official.  In response, a template was provided by the Electricity and Combustion Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada.  A copy of this template is provided below:

MSAPR Part 1 Signature Declaration Template MSAPR Part 1 Signature Declaration Template (29 KB)


Due to the popularity of the webinars demonstrating the Online Reporting Application, an additional session in both English and French have been scheduled.  There is no need to pre-register for these webinars.


 Date

Time

Language

WebEx Link

Wednesday May 24, 2017

12:00 (EST)

  English

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee8b1e214b969f2c3951beef7eaf99ed8

Thursday   May 25, 2017

12:00 (EST)

  French

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4bd3318e6f6eeb1e4ea70677f907a8b3


Copies of the instructional documents for SWIM entry are provided below.

MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (English) MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (English) (146 KB)



MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (French) MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (French) (123 KB)


Additional questions can be forwarded to ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca.

For additional information in regards to the MSAPR, please contact Pete Pakalnis.

MSAPR Part 1 Online Reporting Application & Webinars for June Reporting Requirements

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MSAPR Part 1 Online Reporting ApplicationOn April 27, 2016, the Online Reporting Application was released for the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR) Part 1 - Boilers and Heaters for the June reporting requirements; the application is accessed through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window (SWIM) reporting platform.  It is important to note that pursuant to Section 120 of the MSAPR, the use of the online reporting tool is mandatory.  The Application will be updated later this year  to accommodate future online reporting requirements (e.g. annual reports).

In addition, several webinars will be held to demonstrate the Online Reporting Application in both English and French.  There is no need to pre-register for these webinars.

 Date

Time

Language

WebEx Link

Monday May 1, 2017

12:30 (EST)

  English

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e16e667dbb575291bcbdbd5631c4e4d2f

Wednesday May 3, 2017

12:30 (EST)

  French

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb721a4f74247da115c0ff2c3634ad804

Thursday May 4, 2017

12:30 (EST

  English

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e18e5bda9152e676de1c0a0e95b27d01b


Copies of the instructional documents for SWIM entry are provided below.

MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (English) MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (English) (146 KB)



MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (French) MSAPR Part 1 - Online Reporting Application Instructions (French) (123 KB)


Additional questions can be forwarded to ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca.

For additional information in regards to the MSAPR, please contact Pete Pakalnis.

LEHDER 2017 Regulatory Reporting and Traning Calendars Available

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LEHDER 2016 CalendarsLEHDER is pleased to provide our clients with a Regulatory Reporting Calendar for important dates to remember for Ontario Reporting requirements.

Also available are LEHDER's 2017 in-class training calendars for both Alberta and Ontario. Additional information in regards to LEHDER's regulatory training capabilities are provided on the Regulatory Training page.

 Please feel free to download the documents from the links below.

LEHDER's regulatory training sessions occur in the spring and fall.  Additionally, LEHDER hosts webinars to provide updates to regulatory changes and updates.  To view the courses available in your region, please select the applicable category below.

For more information on LEHDER's regulatory training services, please contact Mark Roehler.

MSAPR Part 1 - FAQs and Presentation Available

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MSAPR Part 1 Presentation and FAQsSeveral webinars were held last week in regards to Part 1 of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutant Regulations (MSAPR).  A copy of the presentation is provided below, in addition to the updated FAQ document, which was amended to correct certain dates which did not match the regulatory text.  If you require any additional information in regards to the MSAPR, please contact Marnie Freer.

MSAPR Q&A Presentation (English) MSAPR Q&A Presentation (English) (467 KB)

MSAPR Q&A Presentation (French) MSAPR Q&A Presentation (French) (544 KB)

MSAPR Part 1 - FAQs (English) MSAPR Part 1 - FAQs (English) (809 KB)

MSAPR Part 1 - FAQs (French) MSAPR Part 1 - FAQs (French) (831 KB)


 

Multi-Sector Air Pollutant Regulations - Part 1 Questions & Answers Document & Webinar Details Released

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MSAPR Part 1 - Questions & Answers Document and WebinarPart 1 - Boilers and Heaters of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutant Regulations establishes the requirements for the emission of NOx from boilers and heaters in certain regulated facilities in various industrial sectors.  Based upon inquiries received through the Electricity and Combustion Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada, a Question & Answer document has been released in regards to Part 1 of the MSAPR.  In addition, webinars will be held to cover this document but attendees must be registered to participate. 

Webinar Details

Three sessions will be held, two in English and one in French:

 Date  Time (2 hours)
 Language
 November 29
13:00 (EST)
 English
 December 1
13:00 (EST)  English
 December 2
13:00 (EST)  French

 Registration Details

To register, please submit an email by November 28th to ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca

Information to include in the email:

  • which session you would like to attend,
  • your organization, and
  • the number of participants.

The information to participate to the webinar will be forwarded in a subsequent email.  

MSAPR Part 1 - Questions & Answers

The Q&A documents in regards to Part 1 are provided for you below:

MSAPR Part 1 - Questions & Answers (English) MSAPR Part 1 - Questions & Answers (English) (764 KB)

Partie I RMSPA - Questions & Réponses (French) Partie I RMSPA - Questions & Réponses (French) (787 KB)

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

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.