Halocarbons: Pollution prevention planning notice

This notice applies to any owner or operator of a facility that either:

  • annually imports 100 kg or more of halocarbons for use as a refrigerant in non-domestic refrigeration or stationary air conditioning systems
  • manufactures or reclaims halocarbons for use as a refrigerant in non-domestic refrigeration or stationary air conditioning systems

For more details, refer to the halocarbons notice.

If you are uncertain whether you are subject to the notice, contact us for clarification or to obtain a notification of non-engagement form.

Deadlines

If you became subject to the notice when it was published on May 21, 2016, you must:

  • prepare a pollution prevention plan by November 20, 2016, and submit a report (schedule 1) by December 20, 2016
  • implement a pollution prevention plan by November 20, 2018, and submit a report (schedule 5) by December 20, 2018

If you became subject to the notice after May 21, 2016, you must:

  • prepare a pollution prevention plan within 6 months from the date you became subject to the notice and then submit a report (schedule 1) within 30 days following the end of the 6-month period
  • implement the pollution prevention plan within 30 months from the date you became subject to the notice and then submit a report (schedule 5) no later than 30 days following the end of the 30-month period

Reporting

You must complete and submit reports by December 20, 2018.

Performance results

All 9 companies subject to the notice submitted a declaration that a pollution prevention plan has been prepared and is being implemented. By implementing their pollution prevention plans, all companies expect to meet the risk management objective.

Related information

Past consultations

Contact us

Technical inquiries regarding the content of this notice:
Chemical Production Division
Telephone: 819-938-4228
Email: ec.gestionhalocarbures-halocarbonsmanagement.ec@canada.ca

Inquiries regarding reporting and pollution prevention practices:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Telephone: 1-844-580-3637
Email: ec.planp2-p2plan.ec@canada.ca

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