Iron, steel and ilmenite sector: pollution prevention planning notice

New reporting deadline

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for submitting the second interim progress report for the 2019 calendar year is extended to August 1, 2020.

This notice applies to any owner or operator of:

  • a facility listed in Table 1 of the notice
  • an iron, steel or ilmenite smelting facility that started operations between May 6, 2017 and December 31, 2027

For more details, refer to the iron, steel and ilmenite sector 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 are a facility listed in Table 1 of the notice, you must:

  • prepare a pollution prevention plan by May 2, 2018 and submit a report (schedule 1) by June 1, 2018
  • submit annual interim progress reports (schedule 4) on June 1 from 2019 to 2027
  • implement a pollution prevention plan by May 2, 2028 and submit a report (schedule 5) by June 1, 2028

If you became subject to the notice after May 6, 2017, you must:

  • prepare a pollution prevention plan no later than 6 months after the start of your operations, and submit a report (schedule 1) within 30 days following the end of the 6-month period
  • submit annual interim progress reports (schedule 4) on June 1 of the year after the start of your operations and every subsequent year on June 1 until the year 2027
  • implement a pollution prevention plan no later than May 2, 2028, and submit a report (schedule 5) by June 1, 2028

Reporting

You must complete and submit reports by the deadlines detailed above.

Performance results

One facility out of 14 facilities subject to the notice is officially closed. All 13 facilities subject to the notice submitted their declaration of preparation (schedule 1) and their first interim progress report (schedule 4). We are reviewing the information received. The second interim progress reports (schedule 4) are expected by June 1, 2020.

Related information

Past consultations

Contact us

Technical inquiries regarding the content of this notice:
Mining and Processing Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Email: ec.mmp-tmm.ec@canada.ca

Inquiries regarding reporting and pollution prevention practices:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Telephone: 1-844-580-3637
Email: ec.planp2-p2plan.ec@canada.ca

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