Sources of pollution: Iron and steel

Federal Actions

Consultations on the proposed Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of specified toxic substances released from the Iron, Steel and Ilmenite Sector (link to the related article)

Comment period: May 28, 2016 to July 27, 2016

The proposed P2 Notice was developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada in consultation with steel industry representatives and other stakeholders. The proposed P2 Notice outlines the requirements for the steel sector related to the preparation and implementation of P2 plans regarding NOx, SO2 and Volatile Organic Compounds. The sector is subdivided into three sub-sectors: integrated mills, mini-mills and ilmenite smelting facilities.

Environment and Climate Change Canada would like to extend an offer to consult on the proposed P2 Planning Notice.

Please send your comments before July 27, 2016 to:

Mining and Processing Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 18th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-420-7381

Once all comments have been reviewed and addressed, a final Notice will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. A response to comments will also be published.

Codes of Practice

Code of Practice to Reduce Fugitive Emissions of Total Particulate Matter and Volatile Organic Compounds from the Iron, Steel and Ilmenite Sector.

Response to comments document (link to HTML and PDF on CEPA Registry).

Environment Canada, First Edition: Environmental Codes of Practice for Integrated and for Non-Integrated Steel Mills (March 2001).

Related Links

For a summary of emissions from the Canadian Iron and Steel sector, please visit Environment Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory.

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Canada is obligated to prepare and submit an annual National Greenhouse Gas Inventory covering anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks.

Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Canada introduced the Chemicals Management Plan, which protects human health and the environment by assessing chemicals used in Canada to ensure they are managed appropriately to prevent harm to Canadians and their environment.

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