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.