The Ontario government is seeking comments on a draft Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting regulation that would phase in requirements and support the implementation of a cap and trade program that can link to other GHG systems. This proposal has been posted for a 30 day public review and comment period starting October 07, 2009 until November 06, 2009.
The regulation proposes the following requirements:
Also, the regulation includes the following:
Smaller emitters: Facilities emitting between 10,000 and 25,000 tonnes are not required to report under the current proposed regulation, but the MOE will develop an outreach program to encourage voluntary reporting.
Fuel suppliers: Ontario’s proposed regulation and guideline does not cover fuel suppliers. However, Ontario will consider their incorporation into the regulation, taking into account a review of the Western Climate Initiative methods (when finalized) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) future requirements.
Harmonization of requirements: Ontario might harmonize its requirements with those of the federal government, the other provinces and the U.S. EPA, if possible.
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