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MOPIA, 1082 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J3
Version 13 – 2023
Our Compliance Guide provides a quick reference and highlights the regulation responsibilities required of certified stakeholders. It provides an overview of the various program partners or players, such as RMC, UNEP and enforcement contacts.
If you see anything we’ve missed, or anything that needs clarification, please send us your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only Certified technicians who hold a valid certification card may purchase regulated refrigerants and parts along with companies in Manitoba that hold a Secondary Distributor permit. Wholesalers and anyone selling regulated products must see/record the certification number or SD Permit number of each regulated item they are selling. Penalties for not doing so are up to $500,000 on a first offence.
The Regulation states how products must be handled and everything in terms of timelines, permits and training. It can be seen below:
After you have successfully completed the MOPIA certification training, you are now required to pay an annual renewal fee every June 1st.
You can do so by cheque, cash (in office) or by simply calling MOPIA reception directly at (204) 338-2222, or by visiting our Renewals page and paying it electronically.
As a certified service technician you are now responsible for renewing your certification by June 1st of every year. Technicians must also mail, fax or email copies of their record datasheets annually by February 1st. These records should include the use of regulated substances for the period of January 1st to December 1st. In regards to leaks, the technician is responsible for the reporting of leaks both in their annual services records, but also if over 22 lbs. to Manitoba Sustainable Development immediately.
Compliance on the Manitoba ODS and Other Halocarbons Regulation, including enforcement is carried out by Manitoba’s Environment Officers with Environment, Climate and Parks.
If you have an ODP or ODS certification card issued from HRAI Canada, you qualify for a Manitoba certification card by contacting MOPIA directly. If you do not have another provinces certification, you will have to take Manitoba ODS certification training. See more on our Training page.
Visit MOPIA’s website and the various links throughout. The United Nations Ozone Secretariat (UNEP) and other government sources have extensive information, (i.e NASA, NOAA).
Hydrocarbon refrigerants may be used only after a system has the regulated refrigerant safely recovered. Adding a hydrocarbon (or other) type of refrigerant into a system that contains a regulated substances is creating a cocktail or mixture of refrigerants and is not permitted. Also refer to the orignal equipment manufacturers specifications as some systems may not work as effectively and/or damage the equipment when a different type of refrigerant is added. Extreme caution and knowledge is the best practice.
No, topping-up any regulated refrigerant (as per MR 103/94 – HCFC, HFC, etc.) is never permitted. A leak test is required before adding any refrigerant. Refer to Manitoba’s approved leak test procedure in our compliance guide.
The reason being releasing refrigerant(s) into the atmosphere may be harmful to the ozone layer, climate system or have other environmental impacts.
All compliance related penalties are defined under the Manitoba Ozone Depleting Substances Act and you will see they can be significant for persons contravening the Regulation.
Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks’ Environment Officers enforce the Regulation. Any tips or non-compliance or any concerns with enforcement should be directed to your local office of Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks – we plan on listing these contacts here soon.
In addition, any compliance related concern at Federal facilities should be directed to Environment Canada’s Environment Officers.