Iron, steel and ilmenite sector: code of practice overview
The code of practice to reduce fugitive emissions of total particulate matter and volatile organic compounds from the iron, steel and ilmenite sector has been in effect since May 28, 2016.
This code of practice recommends best practices to control and limit fugitive air emissions of total particulate matter (TPM) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from facilities in the iron, steel and ilmenite sectors.
The code of practice applies to the iron, steel and ilmenite sector, which is subdivided into three subsectors:
- integrated mills
- ilmenite smelting facilities
Adopting the code of practice
If the code of practice applies to your facility, you are encouraged to:
- implement best practices to prevent or limit emissions of TPM and VOCs to the environment
- monitor and control TPM and VOC emissions from your facility on a regular basis
Read the code of practice
The code of practice does not have reporting requirements. However, if the code of practice applies to your facility, you are also subject to the pollution prevention planning notice for the iron, steel and ilmenite sector. Please refer to the pollution prevention planning notice for more information about reporting requirements.
Performance results to date
There are no performance results to date. Implementation of proposed best practices will be measured through the pollution prevention planning notice starting in 2019.
- Pollution prevention planning notice for the iron, steel and ilmenite sector
- Code of practice for non-integrated steel mills
- Code of practice for integrated steel mills
- Canada-wide air quality management system
- Summary of instruments to implement base-level industrial emission requirements (BLIERs)
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