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Output-Based Pricing System Regulations (SOR/2019-266)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2020-05-31. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 5(Section 52 and subsection 53(1)(b))Content of Verification Report

  • 1 Information with respect to the person responsible for a covered facility:

    • (a) an indication as to whether they own or are otherwise responsible for the covered facility, including having the charge, management or control of the facility, or are the true decision maker with respect to the facility’s operations;

    • (b) their name (including any trade name or other name used by them) and civic address;

    • (c) the name, title, civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of their authorized official;

    • (d) the name, title, civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of a contact person, if different from the authorized official; and

    • (e) the federal Business Number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency, if any.

  • 2 Information with respect to the covered facility:

    • (a) its facility name and the civic address of its physical location, if any;

    • (b) its latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees or degrees, minutes and seconds, except for a covered facility referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition of facility in subsection 1(1) of these Regulations;

    • (c) its six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada code;

    • (c.1) the covered facility certificate number that was issued to it;

    • (d) if applicable, the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) identification number assigned to it for the purposes of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program identification number; and

    • (e) in the case of an electricity generation facility or a covered facility referred to in paragraph 11(1)(c) that is composed, in part, of a unit or a group of units,

      • (i) the unique name for each unit,

      • (ii) the unit’s registration number under the Regulations Limiting Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Natural Gas-fired Generation of Electricity, if any, and

      • (iii) the unit’s registration number under the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations, if any.

  • 3 Information with respect to the verification:

    • (a) the name and civic address of the verification body, as well as the name, telephone number and email address of the lead verifier for the team that conducted the verification;

    • (b) the name and contact information of the accreditation organization by which the verification body is accredited and the date of the verification body’s accreditation;

    • (c) the names and functions of each member of the verification team;

    • (d) the version of the ISO Standard 14064-3 according to which the verification was conducted and a description of the objectives and scope of the verification and the verification criteria;

    • (e) a summary of the verification procedures conducted on the data and information supporting an annual report or a corrected report, including

      • (i) any assessments, data sampling, tests and reviews that were conducted during the verification,

      • (ii) any tests of the GHG information system and controls, and

      • (iii) the date of each visit conducted, for the purpose of section 51 of these Regulations;

    • (f) the total quantity of GHGs from a covered facility, other than a facility referred to in paragraph (g) or (h), during the compliance period and the production from each specified industrial activity during the compliance period that is used in the calculation of the emissions limit by the covered facility, as described in the annual report or corrected report, as the case may be, for the covered facility;

    • (f.1) if section 36.2 of these Regulations applies to a covered facility, the electricity generation attributed to the capacity added to the equipment and the electricity generation attributed to the capacity of the equipment before the additional capacity was added, as described in the annual report or corrected report, as the case may be;

    • (g) in the case of a verification of an electricity generation facility, the following information as described in its annual report or corrected report, as the case may be:

      • (i) the total GHGs from each unit within the electricity generation facility and the sum of the total GHGs from each unit within the facility during the compliance period, and

      • (ii) the production during the compliance period by each unit within the electricity generation facility for each of the industrial activities set out in paragraphs 38(a) to (c), column 1, of Schedule 1 and the sum of the production from all units within the electricity generation facility;

    • (h) in the case of a covered facility, where the specified industrial activities are both the production of coal by mining coal deposits and, if composed of a unit or a group of units that are registered under the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations, the generation of electricity, as described in its annual report or corrected report, as the case may be,

      • (i) the total quantity of GHGs from the covered facility during the compliance period, expressed in CO2e tonnes,

      • (ii) with respect to the production of coal by mining coal deposits, the production from each specified industrial activity during the compliance period that is used in the calculation of the emissions limit, and

      • (iii) with respect to the generation of electricity, the production during the compliance period by each unit within the electricity generation facility for each of the industrial activities set out in paragraphs 38(a) to (c), column 1, of Schedule 1 and the sum of the production from all units within the electricity generation facility;

    • (h.1) if section 41.2 of these Regulations applies to an electricity generation facility or a covered facility referred to in paragraph (h), the electricity generated that is attributed to the capacity added to each unit as described in its annual report or corrected report, as the case may be:

      • (i) for each unit whose electricity generation capacity from gaseous fuels was increased by 50 MW or more and has a thermal energy to electricity ratio of less than 0.9, separately, the gross amount of electricity generated during the compliance period by each unit that is attributed to the capacity added to the unit and the gross amount of electricity generated that is attributed to capacity of the unit before the additional capacity was added, and

      • (ii) the sum, from all of the units referred to in subparagraph (i), of gross amount of electricity generated that is attributed to the capacity added to the units and of the electricity generated attributed to the capacity of the units before the additional capacity was added, separately;

    • (i) in the case of a covered facility that calculated an output-based standard in accordance with section 37 of these Regulations, the calculated output-based standard and the information associated with each term in the equation;

    • (j) a record of errors or omissions capable of influencing the assessment of the quantity of GHGs that are emitted from a covered facility during the applicable compliance period against its applicable GHG emissions limit, identified during the verification, in the data, information or methods used in the preparation of the annual report or corrected report, as the case may be, that indicates,

      • (i) with respect to each error and omission, if it may be quantified,

        • (A) in relation to GHG emissions, the number of CO2e tonnes to which the error or omission corresponds, the related percentage calculated in accordance with subparagraph 49(2)(a)(i), (b)(i) or (c)(i) of these Regulations and a statement indicating whether the error or omission results in an understatement or overstatement, and

        • (B) in relation to the production of a given type of product, the quantification of that error or omission, expressed in the applicable unit of measurement, the related percentage calculated in accordance with paragraph 49(2)(d) of these Regulations and a statement indicating whether the error or omission results in an understatement or an overstatement, and

      • (ii) with respect to the aggregate of the errors or omissions in relation to GHG emissions, that may be quantified, the net result of the errors and omissions expressed in CO2e tonnes, the related percentage calculated in accordance with subparagraph 49(2)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) or (c)(ii) of these Regulations and a statement indicating whether the net result is an understatement or an overstatement;

    • (k) a record of any corrections made by the person responsible as a result of any errors or omissions capable of influencing the assessment of the quantity of GHGs that are emitted from a covered facility during the applicable compliance period against its applicable GHG emissions limit, identified during the verification;

    • (l) a declaration, signed and dated by the lead verifier, stating that the requirements of section 50 of these Regulations have been complied with and that any real or potential conflicts of interest have been effectively managed;

    • (m) a declaration, signed and dated by a reviewer who is not a member of the verification team, stating their approval of the verification report, including the name, civic address, telephone number and email address of that reviewer; and

    • (n) a verification statement by the verification body containing

      • (i) determinations as to whether a material discrepancy exists with respect to the total quantity of GHGs and the total production from each specified industrial activity used in the calculation of the emissions limit in the annual report or corrected report, as the case may be, and whether the annual report or corrected report was prepared in accordance with these Regulations, and

      • (ii) any qualifications or limitations the verification body has related to those determinations.

 
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