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International Ozone Day  16 Sept

http://web.unep.org/ozonaction/international-day-preservation-ozone-layer-2018

 

 

 

 

MOPIA’s 24th AGM a Success

MOPIA’s 24th AGM was held on April 10 in Winnipeg. There was no cost to attend and participants enjoyed a complimentary meal and info with reports from our Chair, Treasurer, Executive Director and Nominations Committee. Welcome Mr. Peter Creran (PureSphera) to our Board of Directors.

The 24th AGM Agenda and Annual Report can be accessed here:

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 MOPIA AR 2016-17 – 24th Annual Report 2018

 

 

Import Rules for HFCs Changing/Aerosol, Foam & Auto HFC A/C Bans (2021)

Environment and Climate Change Canada released details regarding the Amendments to the Federal ODS and Halocarbons Regulations coming into effect on April 16, 2018. See more here…

Subject: Information Note 2018-01: Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Please find attached an Information Note on the Regulations Amending theOzone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) that provides important information on the consumption allowance system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
The Amendments will come into force on April 16, 2018
The Amendments are available online at:
Nathalie Morin
Director
Chemical Production Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

Proof Chemicals Deplete The Ozone Layer 

A new research paper recently published (January 4, 2018) in the Geophysical Research Letters Decline in Antarctic Ozone Depletion and Lower Stratospheric Chlorine Determined From Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations” highlights that  inorganic chlorine is the catalyst in destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere.  While this was often assumed, this is Paper is seen as providing the first direct proof that the ozone hole is recovering due to less chlorine (chemicals) in the stratosphere.

It is still believed the ozone hole and depletion in the broader context will still take until the years 2060-2080 before the ozone layer recovers itself naturally. See the full Paper at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074830/full

 

MOPIA Provides Training at Island Lakes First Nations

On February 28, 2018, MOPIA in collaboration with CIER, provided certification training to 17 First Nations waste management specialists. A picture of the group is below.

The Montreal Protocol turns 30

 

Information Material

See: http://ozone.unep.org/ 

 

 

 

Canada and The Paris Agreement

On October 5, 2016, Canada’s Parliament ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It becomes effective on November 4, 2016. Canada’s provinces will have to develop an approach to address climate change or the federal government will intervene.

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, released the following statement on the occasion of Canada ratifying the Paris Agreement at the United Nations in New York:

“From the earliest days of our government’s mandate, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, I have been invested in the Paris Agreement. In December 2015, I led Canada’s delegation to COP21, where Canada played an instrumental role in reaching that historic agreement to keep the global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius. And where Canada fought to make sure Indigenous rights were recognized in the Agreement by all 195 countries that signed on. And I was there when Canada signed the Paris Agreement on April 22, Earth Day.

“Today, Parliament voted to support the ratification of the Paris Agreement, true to our commitment to do so this year. And once again, Canada is a leader on climate change. Our action will bring the world over the threshold of 55 countries accounting for 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions needed to bring the Paris Agreement into force.

“Here at home, we continue to work for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, businesses, and the provinces and territories. We remain committed to developing a Canadian plan for clean growth and climate change to support families and businesses in making our country cleaner and more competitive.

“We are the first generation to truly feel the effects of climate change, and the last that is able to do something about it before it is too late. Canada’s children will remember today as the day the world did something about it.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Canadian and global effort to address climate change, and secure a cleaner future for our planet.”

 

 

 

Show It/See It – It’s the Law

icon-PDF-tiny  2017 show it poster draft

 

Purchasing Bulletin

 

 

37 & 38 OEWG in Vienna

The 37th and 38th OEWG and the 3rd Extraordinary MOP was held in Vienna, Austria July 15-23. Review the documents discussed via 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

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:

icon-PDF-tiny  MOPIA MOP 27 Awareness Bulletin

 

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

http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/

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Regulated Products Bulletin

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

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2018 SD Permit Renewal Form

icon-PDF-tiny   SD 2018 Renewal

Click on the link above to access a 2015 renewal Secondary Distributor Permit form or below for a Record Data Form.

icon-PDF-tiny SD Record Data Sheet 2018

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 Sept 2018 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…..

DIY POSTER – July 2013-low

2018 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 will be posted on the registration form below.

icon-PDF-tiny  2017 Summer Sessions Registration Form – web

 

 

 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

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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 Montreal in Fall, 2017. See details at: www.unep.org/ozone

 

Certification Training

NEXT Session: April 14, 2018 in Winnipeg at RRC.

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: www.switchthestat.ca/eng/index.php 

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 24th Annual General Meeting

MOPIA’s 24th AGM will be held on April 10, 2018 in Winnipeg at MOPIA.

View the 2015/16 Annual Report (below).

 AGM MOPIA 22 Agenda 21st March 2016

icon-PDF-tiny  MOPIA AR 2015-16 – 23rd Annual Report 2017

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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