Comment on: Changes to National Pollutant Release Inventory reporting requirements for dioxins, furans, and hexachlorobenzene
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from February 15, 2019 to April 12, 2019.
We consulted Canadians about two changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting requirements for dioxins, furans, and hexachlorobenzene, which would come into effect beginning in 2020.
Who was the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada engaged with:
- a multi-stakeholder work group (includes representatives from industry associations, environmental non-government organizations, and Indigenous organizations)
- members of the public
Key questions for discussion
We proposed and sought your input on the following two changes to reporting requirements for dioxins, furans, and hexachlorobenzene:
- the toxic equivalency factors for reporting dioxins and furans will be updated to the 2005 World Health Organization standard
- the activity “manufacturing of iron using a sintering process” will be expanded to “manufacturing of iron using a sintering or pelletizing process”
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the full consultation document.
The input gathered through this process was used to determine if, beginning in 2020, the NPRI reporting requirements for dioxins, furans, and hexachlorobenzene would be changed.
What we heard
- Proposed changes to National Pollutant Release Inventory reporting requirements for 2020-2021 : summary of stakeholder comments and Environment and Climate Change Canada's response
Idea number one: support for proposed changes
Some stakeholders expressed support for the proposed changes, since NPRI requirements should be based on the latest available science.
Idea number two: emissions from other sectors and sources
Some stakeholders stated that there is potential for emissions of dioxins and furans from other sectors and sources such as the oil and gas industry, waste disposal practices, such as open burning and barrel-burning, and the combustion of PCBs.
Idea number three: provincial regulations
Some stakeholders stated that facilities may need to manage two different sets of toxic equivalency factors when reporting to provincial regulations and the NPRI.
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