Provincial and territorial halocarbon acts and regulations

The Provincial and territorial governments have developed ozone-depleting substances (ODS) legislation to complement federal regulations (Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003 and the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998). All Canadian provinces have now implemented mandatory requirements for the sound handling of ODS. Provincial regulatory requirements to minimize ODS emissions include proper labeling and handling of equipment containing ODSs, training for equipment service providers, and methods to be used to install, remove, service, repair or decommission products containing an ODS and their halocarbon alternatives. Provincial regulations also contain phase-out provisions and prohibitions on certain substances and uses, and prohibit the recharging of leaking equipment. Many of the provincial regulations reference the Environmental Code of Practice for Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems, and make compliance with the codes mandatory.

Alberta

Contact Person:

Laura Blair
Air Effect Scientist
Air Policy
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
9th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 - 106th Street
Edmonton, Alberta   T5K 2J6
Ph:  (780) 427-4979
Fax  (780) 422-4192

Legislation:

Environment Protection and Enhancement Act* (Chapter E-13.3)

Ozone Depleting Substances and Halocarbons Regulation* (Alberta Regulation 181/2000)

Release Reporting Regulations* (Alberta Regulation 117/93)

British Columbia

Contact Person:

Eric Taylor
Air Quality Meteorologist
Ministry of Environment
PO box 9341 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9M1
Ph: (250) 356-2186
Fax: (250) 356-5496

Legislation:

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation* (B.C. Reg. 387/99)

Manitoba

Contact Person:

Sara Thrift
Climate Change and Air Quality
Environmental Stewardship
Manitoba Sustainable Development
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0W4
Ph: (204) 250-4170
Fax: (204) 948-2420

Legislation:

The Ozone Depleting Substances Act

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation (Manitoba Regulation 103/94)

New Brunswick

Contact Person:

Rejean Doiron
PCB & ODS Program Manager
Department of Environment and Local Government
Marysville Place, P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5H1
Ph: (506) 453-3796
Fax: (506) 457-7805

Legislation:

Clean Air Act (Chapter C-5.2)

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation (Regulation 97-132)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Contact Person:

Angela Burridge
Pollution Prevention Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1B 4J6
Ph: (709) 729-4273
Fax: (709) 729-6969

Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act* (SNL 2002 E-14.2)

Halocarbon Regulations* (N.L.R. 41/05)

Northwest Territories

Contact Person:

Gerald Enns
Hazardous Waste Specialist
Environment Division
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2L9
Ph: (867) 767-9236 ext. 53187
Fax: (867) 873-0221

Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act (RSNWT 1998, c. E-7 amended to SNWT 1998, c.21)

Environmental Guideline for Ozone Depleting substances (ODSs) and Halocarbon Alternatives (GNWT, ENR, August 2007)

Nova Scotia

Contact Person:

Will Green
Manager, Air Quality and Climate Change
Nova Scotia Environment
Sustainability and Applied Science Division
1903 Barrington St., Suite 2085
P.O. Box 442, Halifax, NS
B3J 2P8
Ph: (902) 424-0782
Fax: (902) 424-6925

Legislation:

Environment Act* (1994-95, c. 1, s. 1.)

Ozone Layer Protection Regulations* (N.S. Reg. 54/95, O.C. 95-293)

Nunavut

Contact Person:

Jamessee Moulton
Environmental Protection
Department of Environment
Box 1000, Stn. 1360
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
Ph: (867) 975-7745

Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act* (R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.E-7)

Environmental Guideline For Ozone Depleting Substances* (January 2002)

Ontario

Contact Person:

Jennifer Durley
Divisional Program Specialist
Program Services Section, West Central Region
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
119 King St. West, 12th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario  L8P 4Y7
Tel: (905) 521-7739
Fax: (905) 521-7820

Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act (R.S.O. 1990, Chapter E.19)

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulations* (O. Reg 463/10)

General - Waste Management Regulation R.R.O 1990* (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 347 amended to O. Reg 337/09)

Prince Edward Island

Contact Person:

Todd Fraser
PEI Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 7N8
Ph: (902) 368-5037
Fax: (902) 368-5830

Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act* (R.S.P.E.I. 1998, Cap. E-9)

Ozone Layer Protection Regulations* (No. EC619/94)

Quebec

Contact Person:

Pierre-Luc Rousseau
Department of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
Air Policy Branch
Marie-Guyart Building, 5th Floor
675 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Quebec, Quebec
G1R 5V7
Ph: (418) 521-3813 ext. 4586

Legislation:

Environmental Quality Act (R.S.Q., c. Q-2)

Regulation respecting halocarbons (c. Q-2, r.15.01)

Saskatchewan

Contact Person:

Chuck Bosgoed
Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
3211 Albert St.
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4S 5W6
Ph: (306) 787-6205
Fax: (306) 787-0024

Legislation:

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002* (Chapter E-10.21)

The Halocarbon Control Regulations* (E-10.21 Reg 2)

Yukon

Contact Person:

Jennifer Dagg
Department of Environment
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
Ph:  (867) 667-5610
Fax:  (867) 393-6205

Legislation:

Environment Act (Chapter 76)

Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulations (O.I.C. 2000/127)

* Legislation available in English only

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