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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.

icon-PDF-tiny  2016 Summer Sessions Registration Form

June 14     Winkler       Thanks for coming out!!
June 16      Steinbach   Thanks for coming out!!
June 21      Portage la Prairie  Thanks for attending!!
June 23     Brandon   Thanks for attending!!
June 28     Winnipeg   Thanks for attending!!
July 4         Russell  Thanks for attending!!
July 5         Dauphin  Thanks for attending!!
July 12      Selkirk   Thanks for attending!!
July 21      Winnipeg   Thanks for attending!!
August 23    Thompson (Location TBA)
August 24    Flin Flon (Location TBA)
August 25  The Pas (Location TBA) 

 

More dates and locations possibly to come…

 

 

 

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:

http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2016-06-29/html/sor-dors137-eng.php

 

 

2016-17 Certification Renewal Form

Its time to renew your personal certification for June 1, 2016-17 period.

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MOPIA Training

MOPIA’s next one-day Training for Technician Certification date is Saturday, August 13 (Winnipeg) and a date TBA in (Brandon), 2016.

Contact MOPIA to register or for more details.

 

 

 

Purchasing Bulletin

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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.

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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:

 http://ozone.unep.org/

http://climate-l.iisd.org/events/oewg-38-and-exmop-3-to-the-montreal-protocol/

http://www.iisd.ca/ozone/oewg38/

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/what-progress-are-we-making-to-protect-our-planet-1.3044504

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

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MOPIA’s 21st AGM successfully Held!

MOPIA’s 21st AGM was held on Monday, March 23 in Winnipeg.

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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

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http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/historical_meetings.php

http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb19107e.pdf

http://eia-international.org/?s=ozone

http://montreal-protocol.org/en/

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…..

     Online Compliance Guide v900

Let MOPIA know (mopia@mymts.net) 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:

Protected: Directory

Email MOPIA for information.

 

July 2016 E-Bulletin

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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 JUNE 2016

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

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OzoNews-Vol XV-30 JUNE 2015

OzoNews-Vol XV-30May2015

OzoNews-Vol XV-15May2015

OzoNews-Vol XV-30April2015

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OzoNews-Vol XV-30March2015

OzoNews-Vol XV-15March2015

OzoNews-Vol XV-15January2015 

OzoNews-Vol XIV-30December2014

OzoNews-Vol XIV-15December2014

OzoNews-Vol XIV-15December2014

OzoNews-Vol XIV-16September2014

OzoNews-Vol XIV-15_30July2014

 

 


Consumer & Industry Bulletin

No Topping-up

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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

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 (mopia@mts.net) 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:

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MOPIA AR 2012-13 – 20th Annual Report 2014

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Proxy Form for AGM 2015

 

Purchasing/Wholesalers Bulletin

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.

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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.

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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:

 

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2010018&password=M.B1D445B8DFE8C95156E9059D674162

 

 

 

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:

http://chemicals-l.iisd.org/events/25th-meeting-of-the-parties-to-the-montreal-protocol/

http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/committee_documents.php?committee_id=1

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:

MOPIA Awareness Session Presentation

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.

Refrigerator Program Press Release

New UNEP web site links

The UNEP Secretariat has updated their websites.  Visit them at:

http://ozone.unmfs.org/new_site/en/index.php

– or –

http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/index.php

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.

http://ozone.unep.org/Publications/912_en.pdf

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:

 OzoNews-VolXVI-15 MAY 2016

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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:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/mb_trades/refrig.html

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Show It/See It – It’s the Law

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Purchasing Bulletin

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37 & 38 OEWG in Vienna

The 37th and 38th OEWG and the 3rd Extraordinary MOP is being held in Vienna, Austria July 15-23. Review the documents being discussed by following the website below:

http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

 

Halocarbon Stewardship Plans Required 

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) has published a Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Halocarbons Used as a Refrigerant in the Canada Gazette, Part I. This Notice is published under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).
This Notice was developed in consideration of all comments received from stakeholders further to the publication of the proposed Notice on April 18, 2015. A document containing the responses to comments received during these consultations is posted here at http://www.ec.gc.ca/planp2-p2plan/default.asp?lang=En&n=40C4637C.
This Notice applies to companies that:
  1. annually import 100 kg or more of bulk halocarbons, whether alone or in a mixture, to be used, in whole or in part, as a refrigerant in the refrigeration or stationary air conditioning sectors; or
  2. manufacture or reclaim halocarbons that are to be used, whether alone or in a mixture, in whole or in part, as a refrigerant in the refrigeration or stationary air conditioning sectors; or
You may refer to the following documents that are available on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s website under “Pollution Prevention Planning Support tools” at http://www.ec.gc.ca/planp2-p2plan/default.asp?lang=En&n=3D468D8C-1:
  • Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of CEPA 1999: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Guidelines for Implementation of the Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of CEPA 1999
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Pollution Prevention Planning Handbook
A copy of the Notice can be found at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2016/2016-05-21/html/sup2-eng.body.html.

 

 

Manitoba’s 41st Legislature Throne Speech

Throne Speech

www.gov.mb.ca/thronespeech/index.html

 

 

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama Meet & Agree on Climate Path

U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership

See joint statement to address climate change including HFCs via the link below:

www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/03/10/us-canada-joint-statement-climate-energy-and-arctic-leadership

 

 

Aerosol HFC Controls Encouraged

MOPIA has long advanced and encouraged the elimination of the use of HFC’s in aerosol containers. HFC 134a and HFC 52 are used as a propellant carrier product gas in many, many consumer products from air horns to anti-perspirants. Alternatives and other methods are available for manufacturers to mitigate the use of HFCs in these applications. See our latest news on this issue:

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37th OEWG Meets in Geneva – HFCs Controls on the Agenda

The 37th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol took place in Geneva, Switzerland, 4-6 April. Some progress was made in considering a pathway forward to include and control HFCs but no formal agreement was reached. Parties will be meeting again in Vienna, Austria in Summer 2016 at an intersessional meeting to possibly formalize an amendment in time for the in next Montreal Protocol meeting set for October 2016 in Rwanda.

See:

www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27071&ArticleID=36133&l=en

International Ozone Day

September 16 is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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Regulated Products Bulletin

Find out what products are regulated in Manitoba in our Bulletin highlighted here:

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2016 SD Permit Renewal Form

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Click on the link above to access a 2015 renewal Secondary Distributor Permit form or below for a new (first-time) Application form.

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Environment Canada Notice on HFCs

Environment Canada has issued a Notice of Intent to Regulate HFCs. See details via the links highlighted here:

http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2014/2014-12-06/html/notice-avis-eng.php

In addition, a News Release is available here:

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=1&nid=912359

 

MOPIA’s July Bulletin

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DIY – Use a Professional

Consumers should be cautious that topping-up of a regulated refrigerant is prohibited and adding a different refrigerant into an existing A/C system inappropriately has risks – see our poster below…..

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2016 Program Awareness Sessions

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events are taking place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concern.

Dates and locations are posted on the registration form below.

icon-PDF-tiny  2016 Summer Sessions Registration Form

 

 

 Scientific Assessment Released

The Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) of the Montreal Protocol has completed its quadrennial assessment in accordance with decision XXIII/13 of the 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.  The report entitled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014” can be downloaded from the Ozone Secretariat’s website at this link:

http://ozone.unep.org/en/assessment_panels_bodies.php?committee_id=7

http://ozone.unep.org/en/assessment_docs.php?committee_id=7&body_id=&mdt_id=
The Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the Montreal Protocol has completed its quadrennial assessment in accordance with decision XXIII/13 of the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. The EEAP report entitled “Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2014 Assessment” can be downloaded from the Ozone Secretariat’s website at this link: http://ozone.unep.org/en/assessment_panels_bodies.php?committee_id=8   

 

Significant Arctic Ozone Depletion

Ozone Depletion Significant in the Arctic – Record Levels

http://ozone.unep.org/Publications/912_en.pdf

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ozone-layer-faces-record-loss-over-arctic/article1971038/?cmpid=nl-news1

Also note, the next Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol will take place in October, 2016. See details at: www.unep.org/ozone


Certification Training Sessions

Our next class date is Wednesday, June 29 and July 14 in Winnipeg. MOPIA’s regularly holds “one day-all day” certification training sessions throughout the year upon need by our stakeholders. If you are interested in attending one of this session, please fill out the training application form seen below and return it to us through email, fax or mail. We will keep this application on file, and alert you on the next session date.

MOPIA is also looking into on-line and self-study options to accommodate our rural stakeholders.  If this applies to you please contact us for more details.

   Training (Certification) Application 2016

 

 

Switch the Stat

Switch the Stat is a National Stewardship effort to responsibly collect mercury switches from all sorts of equipment including fridges and freezers. If you have mercury switches, look for a local depot to deposit them. See: http://www.switchthestat.ca/

MOPIA is a Switch the Stat Depot at 1082 Main Street. Hours to drop off switches are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm weekdays.


MOPIA’s 22nd Annual General Meeting

MOPIA’s 22nd AGM was held on March 21, 2016 in Winnipeg at MOPIA.

View the Agenda for our 22nd AGM and our 2014/15 Annual Report (below).

 AGM MOPIA 22 Agenda 21st March 2016

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2011 Stateholder Meetings

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events will take place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concerns.

Register early to reserve a seat. Email MOPIA your name and location selection. Seats may be limited at venues.

Winnipeg (Viscount Gort) June 7 7:45 am

Thompson June 8 12 noon

The Pas/Flin Flon June 9 12 noon

Neepawa June 13 12 noon

Dauphin June 14 12 noon

Brandon June 15 12 noon

Morris July 12 12 noon

Selkirk July 13 12 noon

Winkler July 14 12 noon

Steinbach July 21 12 noon

All locations will be confirmed by email to those registered and posted on our website. Obtain your registration form at our website or by contacting us. A registration form was also just mailed to our members. Hope to see you there!

2011 Stateholder Meetings

You are invited to attend one of MOPIA’s industry awareness sessions. The events will take place across Manitoba and are aimed at our stakeholders who use, purchase and handle refrigerants.

The events are free and will include information packed into an hour long PowerPoint session. Learn about your regulatory obligations, new and emerging refrigerants and industry technologies. MOPIA officials will be present to answer questions and hear your concerns.

Register early to reserve a seat. Email MOPIA your name and location selection. Seats may be limited at venues.

Winnipeg (Viscount Gort)
June 7  – 7:45 am

Thompson
June 8 – 12 noon

The Pas/Flin Flon
June 9 – 12 noon

Neepawa
June 13 – 12 noon

Dauphin
June 14  – 12 noon

Brandon
June 15 – 12 noon

Morris
July 12 – 12 noon

Selkirk
July 13 – 12 noon

Winkler
July 14 – 12 noon

Steinbach
July 21 – 12 noon

All locations will be confirmed by email to those registered and posted on our website. Obtain your registration form at our website or by contacting us. A registration form was also just mailed to our members. Hope to see you there!

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Show It Bulletin

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Purchasing Bulletin

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New Federal Code of Practice

Environment Canada released an updated Federal Code of Practice in April 2015.

See the Environmental Code of Practice for the Elimination of Halocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems at:

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MOPIA’s Next One-day Training Date

Next date is TBA. Watch for several new dates soon.

 

 

2016 Secondary Distributor Permit Renewals/Apps

Those companies handling/purchasing/importing into the Province regulated parts and refrigerants will require a company Secondary Distributor Permit. The renewal or application form for you is here:

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25th Meeting of the Parties (MOP)

MOPIA Attends 25th Meeting of the Parties

The 25th MOP took place 21-25 October in Bangkok. MOPIA’s Chair and Executive Director were present to hear the latest and share information. You may also visit 2 portals to obtain supplemental information. See:

http://conf.montreal-protocol.org/meeting/mop/mop-25/presession/default.aspx

http://www.iisd.ca/ozone/mop25/

New Arctic Ozone Video from UNEP OzonAction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VI8AKGY-tY

The Arctic & the Ozone Layer: Stabilizing our environment and climate. In 2011, extremely low ozone levels were recorded in the Arctic.

New Refrigerant HFO 1234yf in Manitoba

MOPIA has found that certain large auto dealerships are beginning to receive new 2014 vehicles with new refrigerant HFO 1234yf within their air conditioning systems (containing a refrigerant charge of 1.2 lbs). The refrigerant comes in cylinders of 4.5 kg, much less than the typical 30lb cylinder for previous refrigerants HFC 134a and HCFC 22, as the cost for HFO 1234yf retail is approximately $140/lb. We are told this new refrigerant requires a different recovery machine than that for HFC 134a or risk damage to the unit. HFO 1234yf is noted as flammable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrocarbon Webinar with George Kurowski/RSES Manitoba

See the web replay at:

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2013-10-16.1650.M.B9BA54EF196FB6DF7396B001B59852.vcr&sid=2010018

 

 

 

 

 

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16: See: http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/ozone_day_details.php

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Passing of a Champion

MOPIA regrets to announce the passing of our former Chair, Board member and current Secretary on the Executive Committee, Mr. Bill Taylor, on August 26 in Winnipeg. Bill has been a fixture within MOPIA since day one, for nearly 20 years. He was an invaluable source of knowledge and insight. We extend our condolences to his family. Bill is seen here (at left) at the 20th Montreal Protocol Meeting.

 

New 2013 Compliance Guide Released

MOPIA recently released our 2013 edition of our Manitoba Compliance Guide targeted for those in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors. You may view it below:

MOPIA Compliance Guide – Consultation Draft-web

 

 

Attend a MOPIA Awareness Session

You are encouraged to attend one of several awareness sessions being held across Manitoba beginning in June. These events are free, include a complimentary meal and refreshments as well as about an hour of information including a chance to voice your suggestions or concerns. Pre-register by downloading the form below and returning it to MOPIA in advance.

2015 Summer Sessions Registration Form – web- May 2015

So far, MOPIA has been to: Steinbach,  Morden/Winkler,  Portage la Prairie and Selkirk, Winnipeg, Dauphin and Brandon.

Our next sessions are being planned for Flin Flon, Thompson and The Pas (September 2013).

Addition locations may be added, where enough interest is identified.

 

 

New Executive Leadership Team Selected

At a meeting held in Winnipeg, MOPIA’s Board of Directors elected our Executive Committee Leadership Team (ExCom) for the 2015 period. See these appointments below:

 PR Excom Appointments 2015

 

MOPIA’s 19th AGM was held on Earth Day, April 22, 2013

MOPIA’s 19th AGM was held on Monday, April 22 in Winnipeg at a special venue, MACDON Industries. There were a few proposed Bylaw amendments adopted, these can be seen below.

The 2011/12 Annual Report is available now below:

MOPIA AR 2011-12 – 19th Annual Report 2013

Bylaws amendments Proposed 2013

AGM 19th April 22 2013

Our 20th AGM is April 21, 2014. Mark your calendar!

 

Planning to Purchase Regulated Products….. Make Sure You Know……

Manitoba’s Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation 103/94 restricts the sale and purchase of a variety of refrigerants and any new or used part(s) connected to the closed refrigerant loop.

In order to purchase any HCFC or HFC refrigerant and parts or equipment, you must be a Manitoba certified technician and/or hold a Secondary Distributor Permit. See our Bulletin below:

Regulated Products Bulletin 2013

SD Who can Acquire-Purchasers Notice 2013

 

Fire Protection (Halon) Alternatives

Halon Alternatives MOPIA Bulletin 2013

 

Mobile Air Conditioning Update on HFO 1234yf

REPORT TO THE MMDA from MOPIA January 2013

 

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