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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

SCHEDULE 1(Subsection 5(2), paragraph 8(b), subparagraphs 11(1)(b)(iii) and (iv), clauses 11(1)(c)(iii)(A) and (B), subsections 12(2) and (3) and 16(1) to (8), paragraphs 17(2)(a) and (c), subsections 22(2), 31(1), 32(1), 36(1) to (4), 36.1(1) and (2), 36.2(2) and 37(1) and (2), sections 38 to 40, subsections 41(1) and (2), 41.1(2) and 41.2(2), section 42, subparagraph 62(2)(i)(iv), section 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 3, sections 1 and 2 of Part 7 of Schedule 3 and subparagraphs 3(g)(ii) and 3(h)(iii) of Schedule 5)Industrial Activities and Output-based Standards

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ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Industrial ActivityUnits of MeasurementOutput-based standard (CO2e tonnes/unit of measurement)Applicable Part of Schedule 3
Oil and Gas Production
1Bitumen and other crude oil production — other than bitumen extracted from surface mining — by a covered facility other than a covered facility referred to in item 3
  • (a) extraction, processing and production of light crude oil (having a density of less than 940 kg/m3 at 15°C)

barrels of light crude oil0.0159Part 1
  • (b) extraction, processing and production of bitumen or other heavy crude oil (having a density greater than or equal to 940 kg/m3 at 15°C)

barrels of bitumen and heavy crude oil0.0544Part 1
2Upgrading of bitumen or heavy oil to produce synthetic crude oilbarrels of synthetic crude oil0.0408Part 2
3Processing of crude oil or secondary petroleum products at a covered facility that has a combined annual volume of gasoline, diesel fuel and lubricant basestock produced that is greater than 40% of its annual volume of liquid petroleum products produced
  • (a) refining of crude oil, including bitumen, heavy crude oil, light crude oil or synthetic crude oil

complexity-weighted barrels0.00420Part 3
  • (b) production of lubricant basestock

kilolitres of lubricant basestock0.295Part 3
  • (c) production of isopropyl alcohol

tonnes of isopropyl alcoholcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 3
4Processing of natural gas and production of
  • (a) pipeline-transmission-quality natural gas

100 000 cubic metres of pipeline-transmission- quality natural gas at a temperature of 15°C and a pressure of 101.325 kPa10.6Part 4
  • (b) natural gas liquids

cubic metres of propane and butane combined at a temperature of 15°C and at an equilibrium pressure0.0301Part 4
5

Transmission of processed natural gas by a facility referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition facility in subsection 1(1) of these Regulations

Megawatt hours (MWh)0.393Part 5
6Production of hydrogen gas using steam hydrocarbon reforming or partial oxidation of hydrocarbonsTonnes of hydrogen gas9.84Part 6
Mineral Processing
7Production of clinker and cement
tonnes of clinker0.799Part 7
  • (b) grey cement

tonnes of grey cement0.733Part 7
  • (c) white cement

tonnes of white cementcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 7
8Production of lime from limestone using a kiln
  • (a) high-calcium lime

tonnes of high- calcium lime produced and lime kiln dust sold1.20Part 8
  • (b) dolomitic lime

tonnes of dolomitic lime produced and lime kiln dust soldcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 8
  • (c) speciality lime

tonnes of speciality lime producedcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 8
9Production of glass, including glass wool insulation, using a furnace,
  • (a) glass containers

tonnes of packed glass0.370Part 9
  • (b) glass, other than glass containers

tonnes of glasscalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 9
10Production of gypsum products that contain at least 70 weight percent of calcium sulphate dihydratetonnes of gypsum products that contain at least 70 weight percent calcium sulphate dihydratecalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 10
11Production of mineral wool insulation, excluding glass wool insulationtonnes of mineral wool insulationcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 11
12Production of brick or other products made from clay or shale using a kilntonnes of brick and other products made from clay or shale using a kiln0.223Part 12
Chemicals
13Production of grain ethanol for use as fuel and secondary production of ethanol for industrial use
  • (a) ethanol to be used as fuel

kilolitres of absolute ethanol0.321Part 13
  • (b) ethanol to be used in industrial applications

kilolitres of absolute ethanol0.728Part 13
14Production of furnace black in any form, including pellets and powders, using thermal oxidation or thermal decomposition of hydrocarbonstonnes of furnace black2.08Part 14
15Production of 2-methylpenta-methylenediamine (MPMD)tonnes of MPMD4.65Part 15
16Production of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6, as the case may be
  • (a) resins of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6

tonnes of nylon resins0.480Part 16
  • (b) fibres of nylon 6 or nylon 6,6

tonnes of nylon fibres0.711Part 16
17Production of the following petrochemicals from petroleum and liquefied natural gas or from feedstocks derived from petroleum:
  • (a) high-value chemicals that are produced from steam cracking, including hydrogen gas, ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene produced from pyrolysis gas

tonnes of high-value chemicals from steam cracking0.652Part 17
  • (b) aromatic cyclic hydrocarbons, including benzene produced from catalytic reforming

tonnes of aromatic cyclic hydrocarbons0.694Part 17
  • (c) higher olefins

tonnes of higher olefins0.954Part 17
  • (d) hydrocarbon solvents

tonnes of hydrocarbon solvents1.14Part 17
tonnes of styrene0.925Part 17
  • (f) polyethylene

tonnes of polyethylene0.164Part 17
Pharmaceuticals
18Production of vaccines for human or animal uselitres of vaccineCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 18
Iron, Steel and Metal Tubes
19Production of steel from feedstock that comes primarily from scrap iron or steel, except the production of metal ingots or the production, using a mould, of metal products of a specific shape or design to produce the intended use of which when in that form is dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design, of
  • (a) cast steel

tonnes of cast steel0.124Part 19
  • (b) rolled steel

tonnes of rolled steel0.0937Part 19
20Production of iron or steel from smelted iron ore or production of metallurgical coke
  • (a) production of metallurgical coke in a coke oven battery

tonnes of coke0.597Part 20
  • (b) production of iron from smelted iron ore

tonnes of iron1.46Part 20
  • (c) production of steel in a basic oxygen furnace

tonnes of steel0.164Part 20
  • (d) production of steel in an electric arc furnace

tonnes of steelCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 20
21Production of iron ore pellets from iron ore concentrate, of
  • (a) flux pellets

tonnes of flux pellets0.0990Part 21
  • (b) pellets other than flux pellets

tonnes of pellets other than flux pellets0.0560Part 21
22Production of metal tubestonnes of metal tubesCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 22
Mining and Ore Processing
23Smelting or refining, from feedstock that comes primarily from ore, of at least one of the following base metals:
  • (a) pyrometallurgical smelting of copper

tonnes of copper anodescalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 23
  • (b) pyrometallurgical smelting and refining of lead

tonnes of lead and lead alloys2.45Part 23
  • (c) pyrometallurgical smelting of zinc and lead

tonnes of zinc and lead0.856Part 23
  • (d) pyrometallurgical smelting of nickel

tonnes of nickel matte0.843Part 23
  • (e) hydrometallurgical refining of base metals, including nickel, copper, zinc, lead and cobalt

tonnes of base metal produced1.70Part 23
  • (f) hydrometallurgical electrorefining of copper anodes

tonnes of copper cathodescalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 23
24Production of potash from the mining and refining of potash ore using
  • (a) a solution mining process

tonnes of potash containing at least 90% potassium chloride0.232Part 24
  • (b) a conventional underground mining process

tonnes of potash containing at least 90% potassium chloride0.0382Part 24
25Production by mining coal deposits
  • (a) of thermal coal

tonnes of thermal coalcalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 25
  • (b) of metallurgical coal

tonnes of metallurgical coal0.0499Part 25
26Production of metal or diamonds from the mining or milling of ore or kimberlite
  • (a) production of iron ore

tonnes of iron in ore0.0169Part 26
  • (b) production of uranium ore concentrate

tonnes of uranium in ore concentrate9.26Part 26
  • (c) production of silver, platinum or palladium

kilograms of silver, platinum and palladiumCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 26
  • (d) production of base metal ore concentrate

tonnes of base metals in ore concentrate0.643Part 26
  • (e) production of diamonds

carats of diamond0.0172Part 26
  • (f) production of gold

kilograms of gold7.71Part 26
27Calcining of coal to produce charTonnes of charCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 27
28Production of activated carbon from coalKilograms of activated carbonCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 28
Nitrogen Fertilizers
29Production of nitrogen-based fertilizer, including
  • (a) nitric acid by the catalytic oxidation of ammonia

tonnes of nitric acid0.331Part 29
  • (b) anhydrous or aqueous ammonia by the steam reforming of hydrocarbons

tonnes of ammonia1.82Part 29
  • (c) urea liquor in addition to producing anhydrous ammonia or aqueous ammonia by the steam reforming of hydrocarbons

tonnes of urea liquor0.162Part 29
  • (d) ammonium phosphate in addition to producing anhydrous ammonia or aqueous ammonia by the steam reforming of hydrocarbons

tonnes of ammonium phosphateCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 29
Food Processing
30Industrial processing of potatoes for human or animal consumptionTonnes of potatoes used as raw material0.0728Part 30
31Industrial processing of oilseeds for human or animal consumptionTonnes of oilseed used as raw material0.0481Part 31
32Production of ethanol from distillation for use in the production of alcoholic beveragesKilolitres of absolute alcohol1.11Part 32
33Processing of corn through wet millingTonnes of corn used as raw material0.0991Part 33
34Production of citric acidTonnes of anhydrous citric acid0.479Part 34
35Production of refined sugar from raw cane sugarTonnes of refined sugar0.102Part 35
Pulp and Paper
36Production of pulp and other products
  • (a) pulp from wood, other plant material or paper or any product derived directly from pulp or a pulping process — excluding specialty products — at a facility equipped with a recovery boiler, lime kiln or pulping digester

tonnes of finished product0.203Part 36
  • (b) pulp from wood, other plant material or paper or any product derived directly from pulp or a pulping process — excluding specialty products — at a facility not equipped with a recovery boiler, lime kiln or pulping digester

tonnes of finished product0.184Part 36
  • (c) production of specialty products from wood, other plant material or paper or any product derived directly from pulp or a pulping process, namely abrasive paper base, food grade grease resistant paper, packaging waxed paper base, paper for medical applications, napkin paper for commercial use, towel papers for commercial or domestic use, bath paper for domestic use, facial paper for domestic use or dissolving pulp for viscose

tonnes of specialty productCalculated in accordance with section 37 of these RegulationsPart 36
Automotive
37Main assembly of four-wheeled self-propelled vehicles that are designed for use on highways and that have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 4 536 kg (10,000 pounds)Number of vehicles0.216Part 37
Electricity Generation
38Generation of electricity
  • (a) using solid fuels

gigawatt hours (GWh)
  • 800 in 2019
  • 650 in 2020
  • 622 in 2021
  • 594 in 2022
  • 566 in 2023
  • 538 in 2024
  • 510 in 2025
  • 482 in 2026
  • 454 in 2027
  • 426 in 2028
  • 398 in 2029
  • 370 in 2030 and after
Part 38
  • (b) using liquid fuels

gigawatt hours (GWh)550Part 38
  • (c) using gaseous fuels

gigawatt hours (GWh)370Part 38
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