Attend a 2016 Program Awareness Session
MOPIA is hosting complimentary program awareness sessions across Manitoba in Spring/Summer 2016. Watch here for dates and venues.
2016 Summer Sessions Registration Form
June 14 Winkler (Days Inn)
June 16 Steinbach (Days Inn)
June 21 Portage la Prairie (Super 8)
More dates and locations to come…
Its time to renew your personal certification for June 1, 2016-17 period.
MOPIA’s next Training for Certification date is June 29 (Winnipeg) and a date TBA in (Brandon), 2016.
Contact MOPIA to register or for more details.
MOPIA’s AGM 2016
MOPIA’s 22nd AGM will be held Monday, March 21 (today) at MOPIA 1082 Main Street in Winnipeg. Contact us for details.
AGM MOPIA 22 Agenda 21st March 2016
MOPIA AR 2014-15 – 22nd Annual Report 2016 f
21st Conference of the Parties (COP Paris)
See what’s happening at the 21st COP in Paris at:
Renewal of 2016 SD Permits
The 2016 Secondary Distributor Renewals are due before December 31, 2015. Contact MOPIA if you did not yet receive your email renewal reminder.
SD 2016 Renewal
27th MOP in Dubai
An important international meeting took place in Dubai to discuss HFCs and Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. MOPIA’s Chair and Executive Director attended to keep aware of developments.
See details at: www.iisd.ca/ozone/oewg36/
and at: http://ozone.unep.org/en/
MOPIA on CBC Radio Noon Show
See Mark Millers CBC Radio Opinion Piece at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/what-progress-are-we-making-to-protect-our-planet-1.3044504
New Chair of MOPIA
MOPIA’s 21st AGM successfully Held!
MOPIA’s 21st AGM was held on Monday, March 23 in Winnipeg.
MOPIA AR 2013-14 – 21st Annual Report 2015 Combined
Environment Canada Hosting Consultation Meeting(s)/Seeking Input on HFC Controls
Environment Canada hosted a consultation session and is planning some webinar sessions with selected industry sectors on HFCs and MOPIA was well represented with our Executive Director and Chair of the Board.
On December 6, 2014, the Minister of the Environment published a Notice of Intent to develop proposed regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to control the manufacture, import and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Canada.
Included in the Notice of Intent was a commitment to consult with representatives of provincial and territorial governments, industry, non-government organizations and other interested stakeholders.
Environment Canada is planning up to five stakeholder meetings to present the proposed regulatory provisions and to gather input. The first meeting, to which all stakeholders are invited, happened February 19, 2015. Up to four sector-specific meetings will follow in March 2015. All meetings are expected to be held in Gatineau, Quebec. For info contact:
Questions regarding the consultation process should be addressed to Stephanie Bourgeau at (819) 938-4235 or Stephanie.Bourgeau@ec.gc.ca.
Ozone Layer Protection and Export Controls Section
Chemical Production Division
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 11th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
Fax: (819) 938-4218
MOPIA at the 27th MOP Montreal Protocol in Dubai
MOPIA Compliance Guide
MOPIA’s 2014 Edition of our Manitoba Regulatory Compliance Guide can be seen/accessed below. It is a valuable reference tool for industry and stakeholders who encounter the various regulated (ODS and Halocarbon) products. It’s here to download and share…..
Compliance Guide 8th online June 2014
Let MOPIA know (email@example.com) if you have any suggestions for improvement for our future edition, likely in 2015/16.
May 2016 E-Bulletin
E-Bulletin May MOPIA 2016
An archive of our E-Bulletins can be found under the E-Bulletin menu.
Current Ozone/Climate News (International)
Get the latest news from United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics:
OzoNews-VolXVI-15 MAY 2016
OzoNews-VolXV-30 DECEMBER 2015
OzoNews-VolXV-15 DECEMBER 2015
OzoNews-VolXV-30 NOVEMBER 2015
OzoNews-VolXV-15 NOVEMBER 2015
OzoNews-Vol XV-30 JUNE 2015
Consumer & Industry Bulletin
Illegal / Non-compliant Refrigerant Cylinders in Manitoba
While the refrigerant manufacturer is legitimate, the refrigerant cylinder is a “Dispos-A-Can” and this is not allowed in Manitoba and certain other provinces.
Ensure the cylinders you buy are refillable and from a safe source. Likley all will have a core charge (deposit) and the seller has to accept them back for recycling.
One-day Certification Training Classes
Next one-day class is in May 28 (Winnipeg)
MOPIA offers our next training session as soon as we have enough applicants. So, if you are interested, let us know. You may register by contacting us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (204.338.2222/1.888.667.4203) or by filling out the registration form under “Training”. The cost is $175.00.
Training (Certification) Application
MOPIA’s 21st AGM was March 23, 2015. Another Year of Success!
MOPIA’s 20th AGM was held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Red River College. Our Annual Report is available below:
MOPIA AR 2012-13 – 20th Annual Report 2014
Notice of MOPIA 21st AGM 2015 Steward Members
Proxy Form for AGM 2015
The sale of new or used A/C parts and equipment intended to contain a class 1,2 or 3 substance is restricted to SD Permit holders (companies) and persons holding a valid Manitoba ODS certification.
Download one of our latest Purchasing Bulletins below.
Selling of Products by Retail Outlets
Retailers are obligated to comply with the same legislation as air conditioning contractors and wholesalers. Retailers may only sell regulated products (i.e. split A/C units, regulated refrigerants and parts connected to the closed refrigerant loop) to those who are certified through MOPIA and to companies that hold a valid Secondary Distributor Permit. Retailers must also hold a Secondary Distributor Permit if they are importing regulated products into Manitoba. MOPIA will be developing further information for consumers, retailers and wholesalers soon. Contact MOPIA if you require further info.
Record Data Sheets Due
Techincian Record Data sheets are due by February 1. All refrigerant use must be recorded and submitted to MOPIA. If you need assistance on how to complete them, let us help. Here is the form. You may use this one or make your own but make sure all the info is displayed.
Record Data Sheet
RSES Manitoba Monthly Webinars
Live and recorded Webinars by RSES Manitoba:
2015 Secondary Distributor Permits
Secondary Distributor (SD) Company Permit Renewals for 2015 are underway. If your company plans to purchase parts and/or refrigerant (or halons) in 2015, you likely require a permit. A permit may be obtained by completing the application (below) and remitting the fee ($50) to MOPIA. Please note, HCFC’s and HFC’s are regulated substances. If you have any additional questions please contact MOPIA. See: Wholesalers-Distributors of AC products 2012
SD 2015 Application
SD 2015 Renewal
26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
MOPIA officials attended the 26th MOP. See highlights of the meeting at:
MOPIA’s Location is at 1082 Main Street
MOPIA moved to 1082 Main Street, just south of Redwood and at Aberdeen Avenue and on Main Street in October 2011. Our phone number is 204.338.2222.
Program Awareness Sessions Held!
MOPIA held a series of outreach sessions across Manitoba. Thank you to those who attended and provided comments and suggestions for program improvements. For those unable to attend, the presentation powerpoint is provided here:
Sun Awareness Alert!
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada with an estimated 74,100 new diagnoses of non-melanoma skin cancers in 2011. Another 5,500 will be diagnosed with more serious melanoma skin cancer. So remember when the UV’s high, slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat.
Retire your Fridge $40 Incentive Program:
Refrigerator Pick-up & Retirement Service
Manitoba Hydro residential customers can now save energy and money by getting rid of their old, working second refrigerators. Hydro customers can be paid $40 for a working refrigerator that’s 15 years old or more, including free in-home pick up.
New UNEP web site links
The UNEP Secretariat has updated their websites. Visit them at:
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It’s important to keep up-to-date on UNEP’s efforts, as we continue to see news of increasingly thin ozone layer coverage in the Arctic.
Also note, the next Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol will take place in October/November, 2014
The latest newsletter from the UNEP DTIE is here:
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Trade
In Manitoba, persons working on residential air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment must have certain trade credentials. Check what is required at: