Regulatory Initiative: Draft Regulations Amending Various Regulations Relating to Part 1 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act - Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024
Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Draft Regulations Amending Various Regulations Relating to Part 1 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
Description of the objective:
On December 6, 2019, the Government of Canada announced that Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) regulations meet the federal government’s stringency requirements for carbon pollution pricing systems, for the emission sources they cover. Accordingly, the province will not be subject to the federal backstop output-based carbon pollution pricing system under Part 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.
In support of that announcement, the Department of Finance Canada released a set of draft regulatory proposals under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, integrating TIER facilities with the federal fuel charge. The regulatory proposals also include measures to ensure other relief related to the federal fuel charge applies appropriately in Alberta, including relief provided to greenhouse operators, remote power plant operators and fishers.
This regulatory initiative would also include technical rules to facilitate the integration of the Ontario provincial output-based performance standards system with the federal fuel charge. These technical rules were announced on December 3, 2021.
Indication of business impacts:
The Small Business Lens is not expected to apply.
Public consultation opportunities:
Canadians were consulted on the draft regulatory proposals in respect of Alberta as part of a consultation announced by news release on December 6, 2019. Interested parties were invited to provide comments on the proposals by January 10, 2020. Similarly, Canadians were consulted on the draft regulatory proposals in respect of Ontario as part of a consultation announced by news release on December 3, 2021.
The news release for the consultation in respect of Alberta, along with the draft regulatory proposals and the explanatory notes, is available on the Finance Canada website. The news release in respect of Ontario is likewise available on the Finance Canada website.
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