Amendment to the guidance document for Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations

8.5 What is the procedure to provide bulk declarations of imported engines in a "form and manner satisfactory to the Minister", as referred to in subsection 19(2)?

Subsection 19(2) of the Regulations specifies that any company that imports 500 or more engines in a calendar year may provide the importation information required under subsection 19(1) "in any form and manner that is satisfactory to the Minister".

Subject to the procedures used by a company to meet the Canada Border Services Agency's importation requirements, it may be convenient for a company to choose to submit periodic bulk declaration reports to Environment Canada.

A company must send a notice to the Director of the Transportation Systems Branch to inform Environment Canada of its intention to use bulk declaration reporting.

Director
Transportation Systems Branch
Air Pollution Prevention Directorate
Environment Canada
10th Floor, PVM
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

The notice must contain the following information:

  1. company name;
  2. business number;
  3. models of engines or machines containing the engines to be imported into Canada;
  4. estimated annual quantity of engines or machines containing the engines to be imported into Canada;
  5. estimated frequency of importations (e.g., 1 shipment/year, 1 shipment/ month); and
  6. desired frequency of bulk declaration reports.

A company that has received acknowledgement from Environment Canada indicating that bulk declaration reporting is appropriate, may then submit reports at the frequency stated in the acknowledgement.

There is no specified printed form for the bulk declaration report. Subsection 19(1) of the Regulations specifies the required information. The quantities of each engine and machine model that were imported must also be included.

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