Synthetic rubber manufacturing sector: pollution prevention planning notice

This notice applies to any owner or operator of a facility in the synthetic rubber manufacturing sector who, at any time purchases, imports or uses greater than 100 kg of isoprene per year and is involved in the activities specified in the notice.

For more information, refer to the synthetic rubber manufacturing 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 became subject to the notice after June 9, 2012, you must:

  • prepare a pollution prevention plan within 12 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 12-month period
  • submit the first interim progress report within 24 months from the date you became subject to the notice
  • submit the second interim progress report within 36 months from the date you became subject to the notice
  • implement the pollution prevention plan within 48 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 48-month period

Time extension

Arlanxeo Canada Inc. (formerly Lanxess Inc.) was granted a time extension to implement their P2 plan. The deadline was extended to December 31, 2018.

Reporting

You must complete and submit reports to the Government of Canada. Contact us to receive instructions.

Performance results

The facility subject to the notice has expressed its commitment to implement its pollution prevention plan and meet the risk management objective of the notice. Based on submitted information, 17 401 kg of isoprene were released to air in the base year (2009), and 14 791 kg were released to air in the preparation year (2012). Once the pollution prevention plan has been implemented, isoprene releases are expected to be reduced by 80%, to approximately 3 480 kg. For more information, see the performance report.

Related information

Past consultations

Contact us

Technical inquiries regarding the content of this notice:
Chemical Production Division
Email: ec.pgpc-dppc-cmp-cpd.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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