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Manitoba’s New Climate Change Plan
The Government of Manitoba released its new green Climate Change Plan on October 27, 2017. They want to hear your comments on the plan.
Consultation Document on the proposed changes to the Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003
In order to support a meaningful dialogue with participants, EC presented an overview of the context for the revisions, as well as a summary of the revisions proposed at each consultation meeting. The presentation, as well as the consultation document that includes additional details about the proposed changes, are available under separate cover.
Proposed revisions identified through the consultation process will help EC put forward draft revised regulations. Further opportunities to provide input will be offered, as appropriate, following the publication of the revised regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I. While 20 issues were considered as a starting point of the discussion, the consultation was open on all aspects of the Regulations.
This report summarizes and consolidates the feedback received during the four consultation sessions that took place across Canada.
New HFC controls by Environment & CC Canada
Important note: The Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) have been published in Part II of the Canada Gazette, Wednesday October 18, 2017
Without immediate action, annual HFC emissions in Canada are projected to increase from 9 Mt of CO2e emissions per year in 2014 to 19 Mt per year in 2030, underlining the significant contribution of HFCs to global warming. (see footnote 40)
Global action to reduce HFC emissions can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming due to the high Global Warming Potential of these chemicals.
Between 2018 and 2040, the Amendments are expected to result in cumulative GHG emission reductions from HFCs of 168 Mt CO2e.
MOPIA at MARR Community Recycling and Waste Reduction Forum
MOPIA’s Mark Miller (Executive Director) attended seminars at the Annual MARR Forum in Winnipeg on October 19. The sessions examine recycling from a variety of sectors including white goods, cylinders, besides composting and many others. Emerging waste management on First Nations communities was a focus at the event. See the presentations via MARR: http://www.marrmb.com/
Mark pictured below with RM of Springfield Reeve Bodnaruk, Councillor Erickson, PureSphera Recycling Rep. Melissa Leclerc. Also seen, MOPIA’s Booth at the 2016 Forum.
HRAI Education Seminar & Tradeshow
MOPIA attended the HRAI Manitoba Education Seminar and Hosted a Booth at their Tradeshow, October 12 in Winnipeg.
MOPIA’s next one-day certification training class will be held Saturday, December 2 at Red River College in WInnipeg, if have enough applicants. Contact us for details or to register.
Typically, with the onset of summer, air conditioning in several sectors picks-up and more class sessions are held. MOPIA will host a class whenever there is a need and at least 8 or more applicants. MOPIA does classes throughout Manitoba from Brandon to Winkler and Winnipeg. If you have a need or enough applicants, lets see how we can make it work.
Contact MOPIA to register or complete and return the application form here: Training (Certification) Application 2016
November 2017 Bulletin
An archive of our monthly 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:
MOPIA’s Program Awareness Sessions
MOPIA hosted a series of complimentary program awareness sessions across Manitoba in Spring/Summer 2017. Sessions are being planned for 2018 (May-July)…to share the latest information and hear from our stakeholders.
Presentation Brandon June 20, 2017
June 8 Winnipeg
June 13 Steinbach
June 14 Winkler/Morden
June 15 Portage la Prairie
June 19 Dauphin
June 20 Brandon
June 22 Selkirk
June 27 Russell
June 29 Winnipeg
Its Time to Submit your Records
Every certified technicians must report the use (or not) of any and all regulated substances (refrigerants and halons) by February 1 documenting use for the previous year (i.e. 2016) to MOPIA.
This may be done by submitting the use records information by fax, email or mail. If you require a record data sheet, one is provided below or you may simply create one with excel or other data program. Data must include the date, type, quantity and use of refrigerant and include the system or equipment it was being used in. Please ensure to inform us if you did not use any regulated refrigerants – as this is logged for statistical purposes and as a compliance requirement that you reported your use or non-use. Similar to reporting and submitting your tax return, submitting this info keeps your file active and current. Here is a sample sheet to guide you below:
Contact MOPIA is you require guidance or have any questions.
MOPIA’s 23rd AGM
MOPIA’s 23 rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was April 12, 2017 in Winnipeg.
Our 23rd Annual Report can be accessed below.
Federal Regulatory Changes
The Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on Wednesday June 29, 2016, will come into force on December 29, 2016 and will repeal and replace the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998.
The final Regulations can be found at the following website:
Check out details, and fact sheets issued by ECCC below:
Climate Change COP 23 – Bonn
The 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties will be meeting in Bonn, Germany: 6-17 November 2017.
View progress at the meetings at:
Agreement to Amend The Montreal Protocol and include HFCs
The 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol happened in Kigali, Rwanda 8-15 October 2016. A global agreement on HFCs, potent greenhouse gases was achieved after some 7 years of discussion and posturing. Check out what the Kigali Amendment means with the pdf here:
Follow the meeting via IISD and the UNEP Ozone Secretariat via the links below.
See MOPIA’s Press release here: mopia-new-release-on-hfc-agreement-oct-2016-kigali-rwanda-mop-28
International Ozone Day
Happened on September 16!!
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.
Theme and Tagline in the Six Official UN Languages
األوزون والمناخ : استعادتهما من قِبل عالم متحد
العمل نحو تقليل انبعاثات مركبات الكربون الهيدروفلورية المسببة لالحترار العالمي بموجب بروتوكول مونتريال
Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united
Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol
L’ozone et le climat: Restaurés grâce à un monde uni
Oeuvrer à réduire les HFC au potentiel élevé de réchauffement planétaire dans le cadre du Protocole de
Озон и климат: Восстановятся с помощью мира
Снижение уровня вызывающих глобальное потепление выбросов ГФУ в рамках Монреальского
El ozono y el clima: Restaurados por un mundo unido
Trabajando hacia la reducción de los HFCs, contribuyentes al calentamiento global, bajo el Protocolo de
Federal Halocarbon Regulation Amendments
The Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette, on Wednesday June 29, 2016. The Regulations will enter into force 6 month after its publication.
It is now available online at:
2017-18 Certification Renewal Form
Its time to renew your personal certification for June 1, 2016-17 period.
MOPIA’s 2014-15 Annual Report
37th & 38th OEWG and 3rd Extraordinary MOP
Important meetings are happening in Vienna, Austria 15-23rd July, 2016 to discuss and finalize a pathway forward to deal with potent GHG HFCs.
Follow progress and decisions at these sessions via the following links:
Renewal of 2017 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.
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.
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 Environment Canada 351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 11th Floor Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3 Fax: (819) 938-4218 Email: OzoneProtectionPrograms@ec.gc.ca
MOPIA at the 27th MOP Montreal Protocol in Dubai
MOPIA Compliance Guide
MOPIA’s 2016 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…..
Let MOPIA know (email@example.com) if you have any suggestions for improvement for any future edition.
Be Part of MOPIA’s stakeholder service directory Map
Ideal for consumers to access your business via our site:
Email MOPIA for information.
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.
Download and print: awareness poster
One-day Certification Training Classes
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 $185.00.
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:
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.
RSES Manitoba Monthly Webinars
Live and recorded Webinars by RSES Manitoba:
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:
See the National Georgaphic 6 Degrees Climate Change at: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/six-degrees-could-change-the-world-3188/Overview#tab-Videos/05029_00
Link to Ms Universe UNEP Ambassador for Ozone and Climate video: http://www.unep.org/ozonaction/virtualtour/THEBLOG/tabid/56057/EntryId/28343/Ms-Natalie-Glebova-Miss-Universe-2005-Ambassador-of-the-Ozone2Climate-Road-Show.aspx
Sun Awareness Alert!
UV Warning – The UV Index has been 9 (very high) lately across Manitoba and even higher in other parts of Canada. See Environment Canada’s recent readings at: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/textforecast_e.html?Bulletin=fpcn48.cwao
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: