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

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2020-05-31. Previous Versions

Emissions Limit (continued)

Marginal note:Presumption

 For the purposes of sections 41.1 and 41.2, if the output-based standard set out in subsection 41.1(2) applies to a unit or group of units for a compliance period for the specified industrial activity set out in paragraph 38(c), column 1, of Schedule 1, that output-based standard will continue to apply to the unit or group of units even if the unit or group of units is not producing electricity from gaseous fuel or has a thermal energy to electricity ratio that is equal to or greater than 0.9.

Marginal note:Coal and electricity

 The person responsible for a covered facility where the specified industrial activities engaged in are both the production of coal by mining coal deposits and the generation of electricity and that is comprised 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 must calculate the GHG emissions limit that applies to the covered facility for each compliance period by adding the emissions limit obtained in subsection 36(1) for that compliance period for the specified industrial activity set out in item 25, column 1, of Schedule 1 and the emissions limit determined under section 41 or 41.2 for that compliance period for the specified industrial activities set out in paragraphs 38(a) to (c), column 1, of that Schedule, expressed in CO2e tonnes.

Marginal note:New covered facilities

  •  (1) If, on January 1 of a compliance period, a covered facility has not completed two calendar years of production following the date of first production, sections 36 to 42 do not apply to the covered facility for that compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Primary activity

    (2) Subsection (1) only applies to a covered facility whose primary activity is a specified industrial activity.

  • Marginal note:New electricity generation facility

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to an electricity generation facility that begins generating electricity on or after January 1, 2021.

  • Marginal note:Date of production

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (1), to determine the date of first production for a covered facility all industrial activities that the facility has previously been or is currently engaged in must be taken into account.

Assessment

Marginal note:Assessment of emissions against emissions limit

  •  (1) The person responsible for a covered facility must assess for each compliance period the quantity of GHGs that are emitted from the covered facility during the applicable compliance period against its applicable GHG emissions limit in accordance with the formula

    A – B

    where

    A
    is the quantity of GHGs that are emitted from the covered facility during the compliance period, expressed in CO2e tonnes, determined in accordance with subsection 35; and
    B
    is the applicable GHG emissions limit for the covered facility for the compliance period, expressed in CO2e tonnes, determined in accordance with sections 36, 36.1, 36.2, 41, 41.1, 41.2 or 42.
  • Marginal note:New covered facilities

    (2) If, on January 1 during a compliance period, the covered facility has not completed two calendar years of production following the date of first production, subsection (1) does not apply to the covered facility for that compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Primary activity

    (3) Subsection (2) only applies to a covered facility whose primary activity is a specified industrial activity.

  • Marginal note:New electricity generation facility

    (4) Subsection (2) does not apply to an electricity production facility that begins generating electricity on or after January 1, 2021.

  • Marginal note:Date of production

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (2), to determine the date of first production for a covered facility all industrial activities that the facility has previously been or is currently engaged in must be taken into account.

Records

Marginal note:Content

  •  (1) The person responsible for a covered facility must keep a record of the following information with respect to the covered facility and each unit within it, if applicable, for each compliance period

    • (a) the total quantity of GHGs from each specified emission type;

    • (b) the quantity of each GHG from each specified emission type;

    • (c) all data used for a calculation made under these Regulations, for each specified emission type and GHG, including data used to estimate missing data;

    • (d) all sampling, analysis and measurement data for each specified emission type and GHG;

    • (e) the methods used to quantify, sample, analyze and measure each specified emission type;

    • (f) the methods and data used to quantify production;

    • (g) the procedural changes made in data collection and calculations and changes to measuring devices used to quantify GHGs or production;

    • (h) the quantity of each GHG not included in the total quantity of GHGs under section 23 and the relevant specified emission type;

    • (i) the quantities of CO2 captured, transported or stored expressed in tonnes and the data used to quantify that CO2;

    • (j) the output-based standard calculated under section 37 for each specified industrial activity and all methods and data used to calculate that output-based standard;

    • (k) documents that demonstrate the maintenance, calibration and operation of measuring devices was done in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (l) if the person responsible for a covered facility sells thermal energy that was produced at the covered facility to other covered facilities or buys thermal energy from other covered facilities,

      • (i) the sales invoices or receipts for the thermal energy bought or sold,

      • (ii) the name of any covered facility from which thermal energy is bought or to which it is sold and the covered facility certificate number that was issued to the covered facility, and

      • (iii) the methods and data used to quantify the quantity of thermal energy bought or sold and the data in relation to the ratio of heat from the combustion of fossil fuel;

    • (m) any errors or omissions identified and the measures taken to correct them, with all supporting data and documentation;

    • (n) a copy of all permits issue pursuant to section 28; and

    • (o) documentation that demonstrates that the CO2 was captured, transported and stored in accordance with the laws of Canada or a province or of the United States or one of its States.

  • Marginal note:CEMS

    (2) For each compliance period during which a person responsible for the covered facility uses a continuous emissions monitoring system, they must comply with the record keeping requirements set out in section 8 of the Reference Method for Source Testing: Quantification of Carbon Dioxide Releases by Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems from Thermal Power Generation, published by the Department of the Environment in 2012.

  • Marginal note:Availability of information

    (3) The record must be kept within 30 days after the information becomes available.

Marginal note:Electronic submission

  •  (1) Any information that is required to be provided to the Minister under these Regulations with respect to a covered facility must be submitted electronically in the form and format specified by the Minister and must bear the electronic signature of the person responsible for the covered facility or of their authorized official.

  • Marginal note:Provision on paper

    (2) If the Minister has not specified an electronic form and format or if it is not feasible to submit the information in accordance with subsection (1) because of circumstances beyond the control of the person responsible for the covered facility or their authorized official, the information must be submitted on paper, signed by the person responsible for the covered facility or their authorized official, in the form and format specified by the Minister. However, if no form and format has been so specified, it may be in any form and format.

Marginal note:Retention of information

  •  (1) The person responsible for a covered facility must retain any record kept under section 45 and a copy of information submitted to the Minister under these Regulations, including any calculations, measurements and other data on which the records or information is based.

  • Marginal note:Location of records

    (2) The records, copies and documents must be retained at the principal place of business in Canada of the person responsible for the covered facility or, on notification to the Minister, at any other place in Canada where they can be inspected.

  • Marginal note:Relocation of records

    (3) If the records, copies or supporting documents are moved, the person responsible for the covered facility must notify the Minister, in writing, of the civic address of the new location within 30 days after the day of the move.

 
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