Vol. 152, No. 3 — January 20, 2018

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to the substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2018 and 2019

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 46(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act), that for the purpose of conducting research, creating an inventory of data, formulating objectives and codes of practice, issuing guidelines or assessing or reporting on the state of the environment, any person who owns or operates a facility described in Schedule 3 to this notice, and who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to information described in Schedule 4, shall provide the Minister of the Environment with this information.

This notice applies to the calendar years 2018 and 2019. Information pertaining to the 2018 calendar year shall be provided no later than June 1, 2019. Information pertaining to the 2019 calendar year shall be provided no later than June 1, 2020.

If a person who owns or operates a facility with respect to which information pertaining to at least one substance was submitted for the 2017 calendar year in response to the Notice with respect to the substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2016 and 2017 determines that the facility does not meet any of the criteria set out in this notice for the 2018 calendar year, the person shall notify the Minister of the Environment that the facility does not meet these criteria, and provide the reason that the facility does not meet these criteria, no later than June 1, 2019.

If a person who owns or operates a facility with respect to which information pertaining to at least one substance is submitted for the 2018 calendar year in response to this notice determines that the facility does not meet any of the criteria set out in this notice for the 2019 calendar year, the person shall notify the Minister of the Environment that the facility does not meet these criteria, and provide the reason that the facility does not meet these criteria, no later than June 1, 2020.

Pursuant to subsection 46(8) of the Act, persons who are subject to this notice shall keep copies of the information required under this notice, together with any calculations, measurements and other data on which the information is based, at the facility to which the calculations, measurements and other data relate, or at the principal place of business in Canada of the person who owns or operates the facility, for a period of three years from the date the information is required to be submitted.

Persons subject to the notice shall address responses or enquiries to the following address:

National Pollutant Release Inventory
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-877-877-8375
Email: ec.inrp-npri.ec@canada.ca

The Minister of the Environment intends to publish, in part, the information submitted in response to this notice. Pursuant to section 51 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit, with their information, a written request that it be treated as confidential based on the reasons set out in section 52 of the Act. The person requesting confidential treatment of the information shall indicate which of the reasons in section 52 of the Act applies to their request. Nevertheless, the Minister may disclose, in accordance with subsection 53(3) of the Act, information submitted in response to this notice.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

The substances captured under this notice are those set out in parts 1 through 5 of this schedule.

PART 1
GROUP A SUBSTANCES
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note a)

1.

Acetaldehyde

75-07-0

2.

Acetonitrile

75-05-8

3.

Acetophenone

98-86-2

4.

Acrolein

107-02-8

5.

Acrylamide

79-06-1

6.

Acrylic acid (and its salts) (see note b)

79-10-7

7.

Allyl alcohol

107-18-6

8.

Aluminum (fume or dust only)

7429-90-5

9.

Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms only)

1344-28-1

10.

Ammonia (total) (see note c)

*

11.

Aniline (and its salts) (see note d)

62-53-3

12.

Antimony (and its compounds) (see note e)

*

13.

Asbestos (friable form only)

1332-21-4

14.

Benzene

71-43-2

15.

Benzoyl chloride

98-88-4

16.

Benzoyl peroxide

94-36-0

17.

Benzyl chloride

100-44-7

18.

Biphenyl

92-52-4

19.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate

103-23-1

20.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

117-81-7

21.

Boron trifluoride

7637-07-2

22.

Bromine

7726-95-6

23.

Bromomethane

74-83-9

24.

1,3-Butadiene

106-99-0

25.

2-Butoxyethanol

111-76-2

26.

Butyl acrylate

141-32-2

27.

i-Butyl alcohol

78-83-1

28.

n-Butyl alcohol

71-36-3

29.

sec-Butyl alcohol

78-92-2

30.

tert-Butyl alcohol

75-65-0

31.

Butyl benzyl phthalate

85-68-7

32.

1,2-Butylene oxide

106-88-7

33.

Butyraldehyde

123-72-8

34.

C.I. Basic Green 4

569-64-2

35.

C.I. Disperse Yellow 3

2832-40-8

36.

Calcium fluoride

7789-75-5

37.

Carbon disulphide

75-15-0

38.

Carbon tetrachloride

56-23-5

39.

Carbonyl sulphide

463-58-1

40.

Catechol

120-80-9

41.

CFC-11

75-69-4

42.

CFC-12

75-71-8

43.

CFC-13

75-72-9

44.

CFC-114

76-14-2

45.

CFC-115

76-15-3

46.

Chlorine

7782-50-5

47.

Chlorine dioxide

10049-04-4

48.

Chloroacetic acid (and its salts) (see note f)

79-11-8

49.

Chlorobenzene

108-90-7

50.

Chloroethane

75-00-3

51.

Chloroform

67-66-3

52.

Chloromethane

74-87-3

53.

Chromium (and its compounds) (see note g)

*

54.

Copper (and its compounds) (see note h)

*

55.

Cresol (all isomers, and their salts) (see note i) (see note j)

1319-77-3

56.

Cumene

98-82-8

57.

Cumene hydroperoxide

80-15-9

58.

Cyanides (ionic)

*

59.

Cyclohexane

110-82-7

60.

Cyclohexanol

108-93-0

61.

Decabromodiphenyl oxide

1163-19-5

62.

2,6-Di-t-butyl-4-methylphenol

128-37-0

63.

Dibutyl phthalate

84-74-2

64.

o-Dichlorobenzene

95-50-1

65.

p-Dichlorobenzene

106-46-7

66.

3,3-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride

612-83-9

67.

1,2-Dichloroethane

107-06-2

68.

Dichloromethane

75-09-2

69.

2,4-Dichlorophenol (and its salts) (see note k)

120-83-2

70.

1,2-Dichloropropane

78-87-5

71.

Dicyclopentadiene

77-73-6

72.

Diethanolamine (and its salts) (see note l)

111-42-2

73.

Diethyl phthalate

84-66-2

74.

Diethyl sulphate

64-67-5

75.

Dimethylamine

124-40-3

76.

N,N-Dimethylaniline (and its salts) (see note m)

121-69-7

77.

N,N-Dimethylformamide

68-12-2

78.

Dimethyl phthalate

131-11-3

79.

Dimethyl sulphate

77-78-1

80.

4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol (and its salts) (see note n)

534-52-1

81.

2,4-Dinitrotoluene

121-14-2

82.

Di-n-octyl phthalate

117-84-0

83.

1,4-Dioxane

123-91-1

84.

Diphenylamine

122-39-4

85.

Epichlorohydrin

106-89-8

86.

2-Ethoxyethanol

110-80-5

87.

2-Ethoxyethyl acetate

111-15-9

88.

Ethyl acrylate

140-88-5

89.

Ethylbenzene

100-41-4

90.

Ethylene

74-85-1

91.

Ethylene glycol

107-21-1

92.

Ethylene oxide

75-21-8

93.

Ethylene thiourea

96-45-7

94.

Fluorine

7782-41-4

95.

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

96.

Formic acid

64-18-6

97.

Halon 1211

353-59-3

98.

Halon 1301

75-63-8

99.

HCFC-22

75-45-6

100.

HCFC-122 (all isomers) (see note o)

41834-16-6

101.

HCFC-123 (all isomers) (see note p)

34077-87-7

102.

HCFC-124 (all isomers) (see note q)

63938-10-3

103.

HCFC-141b

1717-00-6

104.

HCFC-142b

75-68-3

105.

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

77-47-4

106.

Hexachlorophene

70-30-4

107.

n-Hexane

110-54-3

108.

Hydrochloric acid

7647-01-0

109.

Hydrogen cyanide

74-90-8

110.

Hydrogen fluoride

7664-39-3

111.

Hydrogen sulphide

7783-06-4

112.

Hydroquinone (and its salts) (see note r)

123-31-9

113.

Iron pentacarbonyl

13463-40-6

114.

Isobutyraldehyde

78-84-2

115.

Isophorone diisocyanate

4098-71-9

116.

Isopropyl alcohol

67-63-0

117.

Lithium carbonate

554-13-2

118.

Maleic anhydride

108-31-6

119.

Manganese (and its compounds) (see note s)

*

120.

2-Mercaptobenzothiazole

149-30-4

121.

Methanol

67-56-1

122.

2-Methoxyethanol

109-86-4

123.

2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol

111-77-3

124.

2-Methoxyethyl acetate

110-49-6

125.

Methyl acrylate

96-33-3

126.

Methyl tert-butyl ether

1634-04-4

127.

p,p′-Methylenebis(2-chloroaniline)

101-14-4

128.

1,1-Methylenebis(4-isocyanatocyclohexane)

5124-30-1

129.

Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate)

101-68-8

130.

p,p′-Methylenedianiline

101-77-9

131.

Methyl ethyl ketone

78-93-3

132.

Methyl iodide

74-88-4

133.

Methyl isobutyl ketone

108-10-1

134.

Methyl methacrylate

80-62-6

135.

N-Methylolacrylamide

924-42-5

136.

N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone

872-50-4

137.

Michler’s ketone (and its salts) (see note t)

90-94-8

138.

Molybdenum trioxide

1313-27-5

139.

Naphthalene

91-20-3

140.

Nickel (and its compounds) (see note u)

*

141.

Nitrate ion (see note v)

*

142.

Nitric acid

7697-37-2

143.

Nitrilotriacetic acid (and its salts) (see note w)

139-13-9

144.

Nitroglycerin

55-63-0

145.

2-Nitropropane

79-46-9

146.

N-Nitrosodiphenylamine

86-30-6

147.

Octylphenol and its ethoxylates (see note x)

*

148.

Peracetic acid (and its salts)(see note y)

79-21-0

149.

Phenol (and its salts) (see note z)

108-95-2

150.

p-Phenylenediamine (and its salts) (see note aa)

106-50-3

151.

Phosgene

75-44-5

152.

Phosphorus (yellow or white only)

7723-14-0

153.

Phosphorus (total) (see note ab)

*

154.

Phthalic anhydride

85-44-9

155.

Polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate

9016-87-9

156.

Potassium bromate

7758-01-2

157.

Propionaldehyde

123-38-6

158.

Propylene

115-07-1

159.

Propylene oxide

75-56-9

160.

Pyridine (and its salts) (see note ac)

110-86-1

161.

Silver (and its compounds) (see note ad)

*

162.

Sodium fluoride

7681-49-4

163.

Sodium nitrite

7632-00-0

164.

Styrene

100-42-5

165.

Sulphuric acid

7664-93-9

166.

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane

630-20-6

167.

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

79-34-5

168.

Tetrachloroethylene

127-18-4

169.

Thiourea

62-56-6

170.

Thorium dioxide

1314-20-1

171.

Titanium tetrachloride

7550-45-0

172.

Toluene

108-88-3

173.

Total reduced sulphur (expressed as hydrogen sulphide) (see note ae)

*

174.

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

120-82-1

175.

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

79-00-5

176.

Trichloroethylene

79-01-6

177.

Triethylamine

121-44-8

178.

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

95-63-6

179.

2,2,4-Trimethylhexamethylene diisocyanate

16938-22-0

180.

Vanadium (and its compounds) (see note af)

*

181.

Vinyl acetate

108-05-4

182.

Vinyl chloride

75-01-4

183.

Xylene (all isomers) (see note ag)

1330-20-7

184.

Zinc (and its compounds) (see note ah)

*

GROUP B SUBSTANCES
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note ai)

185.

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

186.

Arsenic (and its compounds) (see note aj)

*

187.

Bisphenol A

80-05-7

188.

Cadmium (and its compounds) (see note ak)

*

189.

Chlorinated alkanes, medium-chain, CnHxCl(2n+2–x), 14 ≤ n ≤ 17 (see note al)

*

190.

Chlorinated alkanes, long-chain, CnHxCl(2n+2–x), 18 ≤ n ≤ 20 (see note am)

*

191.

Cobalt (and its compounds) (see note an)

*

192.

Hexavalent chromium (and its compounds) (see note ao)

*

193.

Hydrazine (and its salts) (see note ap)

302-01-2

194.

Isoprene

78-79-5

195.

Lead (and its compounds) (see note aq)

*

196.

Mercury (and its compounds) (see note ar)

*

197.

Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates (see note as)

*

198.

Selenium (and its compounds) (see note at)

*

199.

Tetraethyl lead

78-00-2

200.

Thallium (and its compounds) (see note au)

*

201.

Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate

584-84-9

202.

Toluene-2,6-diisocyanate

91-08-7

203.

Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) (see note av)

26471-62-5

PART 2
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note aw)

204.

Acenaphthene

83-32-9

205.

Acenaphthylene

208-96-8

206.

Anthracene

120-12-7

207.

Benz[a]anthracene

56-55-3

208.

Benzo[a]pyrene

50-32-8

209.

Benzo[b]fluoranthene

205-99-2

210.

Benzo[e]pyrene

192-97-2

211.

Benzo[ghi]perylene

191-24-2

212.

Benzo[j]fluoranthene

205-82-3

213.

Benzo[k]fluoranthene

207-08-9

214.

Chrysene

218-01-9

215.

Dibenz[a,h]acridine

226-36-8

216.

Dibenz[a,h]anthracene

53-70-3

217.

Dibenz[a,j]acridine

224-42-0

218.

Dibenzo[a,e]fluoranthene

5385-75-1

219.

Dibenzo[a,e]pyrene

192-65-4

220.

Dibenzo[a,h]pyrene

189-64-0

221.

Dibenzo[a,i]pyrene

189-55-9

222.

Dibenzo[a,l]pyrene

191-30-0

223.

7H-Dibenzo[c,g]carbazole

194-59-2

224.

7,12-Dimethylbenz[a]anthracene

57-97-6

225.

Fluoranthene

206-44-0

226.

Fluorene

86-73-7

227.

Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene

193-39-5

228.

3-Methylcholanthrene

56-49-5

229.

5-Methylchrysene

3697-24-3

230.

1-Nitropyrene

5522-43-0

231.

Perylene

198-55-0

232.

Phenanthrene

85-01-8

233.

Pyrene

129-00-0

234.

Quinoline

91-22-5

PART 3
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note ax)

235.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

1746-01-6

236.

1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

40321-76-4

237.

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

39227-28-6

238.

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

19408-74-3

239.

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

57653-85-7

240.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzo-p dioxin

35822-46-9

241.

Octachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin

3268-87-9

242.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran

51207-31-9

243.

2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

57117-31-4

244.

1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

57117-41-6

245.

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

70648-26-9

246.

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

72918-21-9

247.

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

57117-44-9

248.

2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

60851-34-5

249.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

67562-39-4

250.

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

55673-89-7

251.

Octachlorodibenzofuran

39001-02-0

252.

Hexachlorobenzene

118-74-1

PART 4 — CRITERIA AIR CONTAMINANTS
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note ay)

253.

Carbon monoxide

630-08-0

254.

Nitrogen oxides (expressed as nitrogen dioxide)

11104-93-1

255.

PM2.5 (see note az), (see note ba)

*

256.

PM10 (see note bb), (see note bc)

*

257.

Sulphur dioxide

7446-09-5

258.

Total particulate matter (see note bd), (see note be)

*

259.

Volatile organic compounds (see note bf)

*

PART 5 — VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
INDIVIDUAL SUBSTANCES
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note bg)

260.

Acetylene

74-86-2

261.

Adipic acid

124-04-9

262.

Benzene

71-43-2

263.

1,3-Butadiene

106-99-0

264.

2-Butoxyethanol

111-76-2

265.

p-Dichlorobenzene

106-46-7

266.

1,2-Dichloroethane

107-06-2

267.

Dimethylether

115-10-6

268.

Ethanol

64-17-5

269.

Ethyl acetate

141-78-6

270.

Ethylene

74-85-1

271.

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

272.

Furfuryl alcohol

98-00-0

273.

n-Hexane

110-54-3

274.

Isopropyl alcohol

67-63-0

275.

D-Limonene

5989-27-5

276.

Methanol

67-56-1

277.

Methyl ethyl ketone

78-93-3

278.

Methylcyclopentane

96-37-7

279.

Methyl isobutyl ketone

108-10-1

280.

Myrcene

123-35-3

281.

beta-Phellandrene

555-10-2

282.

alpha-Pinene

80-56-8

283.

beta-Pinene

127-91-3

284.

Propane

74-98-6

285.

n-Propyl alcohol

71-23-8

286.

Propylene

115-07-1

287.

Styrene

100-42-5

288.

Tetrahydrofuran

109-99-9

289.

Toluene

108-88-3

290.

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

95-63-6

291.

Vinyl acetate

108-05-4

ISOMER GROUPS
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note bh)

292.

Butane (all isomers)

*

293.

Butene (all isomers)

25167-67-3

294.

Butyl acetate (all isomers) (see note bi)

*

295.

Cycloheptane (all isomers)

*

296.

Cyclohexene (all isomers)

*

297.

Cyclooctane (all isomers)

*

298.

Decane (all isomers)

*

299.

Ethyltoluene (all isomers) (see note bj)

*

300.

Heptane (all isomers)

*

301.

Hexane (see note bk)

*

302.

Hexene (all isomers)

25264-93-1

303.

Nonane (all isomers)

*

304.

Octane (all isomers)

*

305.

Pentane (all isomers)

*

306.

Pentene (all isomers)

*

307.

Propyl acetate (all isomers) (see note bl)

*

308.

Trimethylbenzene (see note bm)

25551-13-7

309.

Xylene (all isomers) (see note bn)

1330-20-7

OTHER GROUPS AND MIXTURES
 

Name

CAS Registry Number  (see note bo)

310.

Analytically unresolved hydrocarbons
(C10 to C16+) (see note bp)

*

311.

Heavy alkylate naphtha

64741-65-7

312.

Heavy aromatic solvent naphtha

64742-94-5

313.

Hydrotreated heavy naphtha

64742-48-9

314.

Hydrotreated light distillate

64742-47-8

315.

Light aromatic solvent naphtha

64742-95-6

316.

Mineral spirits

64475-85-0

317.

Naphtha

8030-30-6

318.

Other glycol ethers and acetates
(and their isomers) (see note bq)

*

319.

Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate

108-65-6

320.

Solvent naphtha light aliphatic

64742-89-8

321.

Solvent naphtha medium aliphatic

64742-88-7

322.

Stoddard solvent

8052-41-3

323.

VM & P naphtha

8032-32-4

324.

White mineral oil

8042-47-5

SCHEDULE 2

Definitions

1. The following definitions apply to this notice and its schedules:

SCHEDULE 3

Criteria for reporting

GENERAL

1. (1) This notice applies to any person who owns or operates a facility that meets one or more of the criteria listed in Part 1 to Part 5 of this schedule and that satisfies any of the following, during a given calendar year:

(2) Despite subsection (1), this notice does not apply to a facility if the only activities that take place at that facility during a given calendar year are

2. (1) In calculating the mass reporting thresholds set out in this schedule, a person subject to this notice shall exclude the quantity of a substance that is manufactured, processed or otherwise used in the following activities:

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(c), the painting and stripping of vehicles or their components, and the rebuilding or remanufacturing of vehicle components, are not to be excluded from the calculation of mass reporting thresholds in this schedule.

(3) Despite subsection (1), the quantity of a substance listed in Part 4 or Part 5 of Schedule 1 that is released to air as the result of combustion of fuel in stationary combustion equipment shall be included in calculating the mass reporting thresholds set out in Part 4 or Part 5 of this schedule.

(4) If one or more of the activities listed in subsection (1) are the only activities that take place at the facility, Part 1 to Part 3 of Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 do not apply.

3. (1) In calculating the mass reporting thresholds set out in this schedule, a person subject to this notice shall exclude the quantity of a substance that is

(2) If there is no applicable permit as referenced in subparagraph (1)(b)(vii), a person subject to this notice shall exclude the quantity of a substance that is contained in waste rock if

(3) Despite subparagraph (1)(b)(vii) and subsection (2), a person subject to this notice shall not exclude the quantity of arsenic contained in waste rock if the concentration of arsenic in the waste rock is more than 12 mg of arsenic per kilogram of waste rock.

(4) Despite subsections (1), (2) and (3), a quantity of a substance released to air or surface waters from materials listed under subparagraphs (1)(b)(vi) through (viii) shall be included in the calculation of the mass reporting thresholds.

4. (1) For the purpose of this notice, disposal of a substance is to be construed as its

(2) The quantity of a substance disposed of shall be included in the calculation of the mass reporting thresholds for parts 1 and 2 of this schedule.

(3) The disposal of a substance is not to be included as a release.

5. The person who owns or operates the facility as of December 31 of a given calendar year shall report for that entire calendar year. If operations at a facility are terminated, the last owner or operator of that facility is required to report for the portion of the calendar year during which the facility was in operation.

PART 1
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 1

6. (1) A person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, pertaining to a contiguous facility or an offshore installation in relation to a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, whether or not there is a release, disposal or transfer off-site for recycling of the substance, if, during that calendar year,

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(b), the quantity of a substance that is a by-product or is contained in tailings shall be included in the calculation of the mass reporting threshold set out in column 2 of Table 1, regardless of concentration.

(3) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(b), the quantity of a substance, including a by-product, contained in waste rock shall be included in the calculation of the mass reporting threshold set out in column 2 of Table 1 if it is at a concentration equal to or greater than 1% concentration by weight for Part 1, Group A substances, or regardless of concentration for Part 1, Group B substances.

7. Despite subsection 6(1), a person subject to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162) for a facility during a given calendar year shall report information pertaining to that facility, with respect to that calendar year, in relation to hexavalent chromium (and its compounds).

Table 1: Mass reporting threshold and concentration by weight for substances listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1

Item

Column 1

Substances in Part 1 of Schedule 1

Column 2

Mass Reporting Threshold

Column 3

Concentration by Weight

Schedule 1, Part 1, Group A substances

1.

Group A substances

10 t

1%

Schedule 1, Part 1, Group B substances

2.

Acrylonitrile

1 000 kg

0.1%

3.

Arsenic (and its compounds)

50 kg

0.1%

4.

Bisphenol A

100 kg

1%

5.

Cadmium (and its compounds)

5 kg

0.1%

6.

Chlorinated alkanes, medium-chain, CnHxCl(2n+2–x),
14 ≤ n ≤ 17

1 000 kg

1%

7.

Chlorinated alkanes, long-chain, CnHxCl(2n+2–x),
18 ≤ n ≤ 20

1 000 kg

1%

8.

Cobalt (and its compounds)

50 kg

0.1%

9.

Hexavalent chromium (and its compounds)

50 kg

0.1%

10.

Hydrazine (and its salts)

1 000 kg

1%

11.

Isoprene

100 kg

1%

12.

Lead (and its compounds)

50 kg

0.1%

13.

Mercury (and its compounds)

5 kg

N/A

14.

Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates

1 000 kg

1%

15.

Selenium (and its compounds)

100 kg

0.000005%

16.

Tetraethyl lead

50 kg

0.1%

17.

Thallium (and its compounds)

100 kg

1%

18.

Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate

100 kg

0.1%

19.

Toluene-2,6-diisocyanate

100 kg

0.1%

20.

Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers)

100 kg

0.1%

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PART 2
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 2 OF SCHEDULE 1

8. A person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, pertaining to a contiguous facility, a portable facility or an offshore installation in relation to substances listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year,

9. Despite section 8, a person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, pertaining to a contiguous facility in relation to substances listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year,

PART 3
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 3 OF SCHEDULE 1

10. A person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, pertaining to a contiguous facility, a portable facility or an offshore installation in relation to substances listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year,

PART 4
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 1

11. (1) A person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, in relation to a substance listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year, the substance is released to air from a facility in a quantity equal to or greater than the mass reporting threshold set out in column 2 of Table 2 for that substance.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person subject to this notice shall report information pertaining to a facility classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 version 2.0 Canada code 211110 [Oil and gas extraction (except oil sands)], excluding compressor stations, where employees work a total of less than 20 000 hours, with respect to a given calendar year, in relation to all substances listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year, at least one Part 4 substance is released to air from the facility in a quantity equal to or greater than the mass reporting threshold set out in column 2 of Table 2 for that substance.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a person subject to this notice shall report information pertaining to a light or medium crude oil battery with an annual oil throughput of 1 900 m3 or more, where employees work a total of less than 20 000 hours, with respect to a given calendar year, in relation to volatile organic compounds.

12. For the purpose of section 11, a person subject to this notice shall include releases to air from road dust of PM2.5, PM10 and total particulate matter for the calculation of the mass reporting thresholds set out in this part if vehicles travelled more than 10 000 vehicle-kilometres on unpaved roads at the contiguous facility.

13. For the purpose of section 11 and despite section 12, the person shall include only the quantity of the substance released to air from the combustion of fuel in a stationary combustion equipment at the facility when calculating the mass reporting threshold for that substance, if, during the calendar year,

14. Despite subsection 11(1), the person is not required to report information pertaining to a given calendar year, in relation to a substance listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year, the substance is released to air exclusively from stationary external combustion equipment, where

Table 2: Mass reporting threshold for substances listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1

Item

Column 1

Substance in Part 4 of Schedule 1

Column 2

Mass reporting threshold

1.

Carbon monoxide

20 t

2.

Nitrogen oxides

20 t

3.

PM2.5

0.3 t

4.

PM10

0.5 t

5.

Sulphur dioxide

20 t

6.

Total particulate matter

20 t

7.

Volatile organic compounds

10 t

PART 5
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 5 OF SCHEDULE 1

15. (1) A person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, in relation to a substance listed in Part 5 of Schedule 1 if, during that calendar year, the criteria under subsection 11(1) are satisfied for volatile organic compounds and the substance is released to air in a quantity of one tonne or more.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person subject to this notice shall report information with respect to a given calendar year, in relation to benzene, if, during that calendar year, the criteria under subsection 11(2) or 11(3) are satisfied.

16. For the purpose of section 15, the person shall include only the quantity of the substance released to air from the combustion of fuel in a stationary combustion equipment at the facility when calculating the mass reporting threshold for that substance, if, during the calendar year,

SCHEDULE 4

Information required by this notice and manner of reporting

GENERAL

1. (1) If a person subject to this notice is required by federal or provincial legislation or a municipal by-law to measure or monitor releases, disposals or transfers off-site for recycling of any of the substances set out in Schedule 1 of this notice, the person shall use those data to report in response to this notice.

(2) Despite subsection (1), all releases, disposals and transfers must be reported for a substance for which the criteria of Schedule 3 have been satisfied, regardless of whether they are measured, monitored or calculated using other methods of estimation, unless otherwise specified in this schedule.

2. If the person is not subject to any of the requirements described in subsection 1(1) of this schedule, the person shall report information by using one of the following methods: continuous emission monitoring, predictive emission monitoring, source testing, mass balance, published emission factors, site-specific emission factors, or engineering estimates.

3. If a person subject to this notice is not required to include a quantity of a substance when calculating the mass reporting threshold pursuant to section 2 or 3 or subsection 6(3) of Schedule 3, the person is not required to report information in respect of those quantities of the substance when reporting under this schedule.

4. If information in relation to a substance was submitted for the previous calendar year, but none of the criteria for reporting that substance are met for the current calendar year, a person subject to this notice shall provide the reason the substance does not meet the criteria in the current calendar year. If the reason that the criteria are not met for that substance is due to pollution prevention activities, this must be specified.

5. A person subject to this notice shall provide a Statement of Certification or electronic certification certifying that the information is true, accurate and complete or shall authorize another person to act on their behalf and so certify using the Statement of Certification or electronic certification.

6. A person subject to this notice shall provide the information required in this schedule, for each calendar year for which the criteria in Schedule 3 have been satisfied, using the online reporting system or by mail sent to the address provided in this notice. The required information shall be reported separately by facility.

FACILITY INFORMATION

7. A person subject to this notice shall report the following information in respect of a facility:

PART 1
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE RESPECTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 1

8. A person subject to this notice shall report the following information, with respect to a given calendar year, in respect of each substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 for which the criteria in Part 1 of Schedule 3 have been satisfied:

9. For the purpose of section 8, in respect of total reduced sulphur, the person shall only report the information identified in section 8, paragraphs (a) through (e), (n), (r) and (s).

10. Despite section 8, paragraphs (e), (g), and (h), a person subject to this notice may report releases to air, water and land as total releases, in respect of a substance listed in Schedule 1, Part 1, Group A, if the total releases to all media are less than one tonne.

11. A person subject to this notice shall report information in respect of a substance listed in

PART 2
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE RESPECTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 2 OF SCHEDULE 1

12. If the criteria in Part 2 of Schedule 3 have been satisfied, a person subject to this notice shall report the information required in section 8, paragraphs (a) through (e) and (g) through (t), of this schedule in respect of substances listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, with respect to a given calendar year, in kilograms, and in accordance with the following:

13. For the purpose of section 12, the person shall only report information relating to incidental manufacture, generation of tailings, or wood preservation using creosote.

PART 3
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE RESPECTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 3 OF SCHEDULE 1

14. (1) A person subject to this notice shall report, with respect to a given calendar year, the information required in section 8, paragraphs (a) through (e) and (g) through (t), of this schedule in respect of substances listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1, if the criteria in Part 3 of Schedule 3 have been satisfied.

(2) For the purpose of this part, the toxic equivalent shall be the sum of the masses or concentrations of individual congeners of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans multiplied by weighting factors set out in column 3 of Table 3.

15. For the purpose of section 14, the person shall only report information relating to the incidental manufacture of the substance from activities identified in section 9 of Schedule 3 or the presence of the substance as a contaminant in pentachlorophenol used for wood preservation.

16. In respect of the information required under section 8, paragraphs (e) and (g) through (m), pursuant to section 14, if the method of estimation is monitoring or source testing, a person subject to this notice shall indicate whether the concentration of the substance is less than, equal to or greater than the estimated level of quantification set out in section 18 for that substance in the corresponding medium.

17. If the method of estimation is monitoring or source testing, and the concentration of the substance is less than the estimated level of quantification set out in section 18 for that substance in the corresponding medium, the information requirements of section 8, paragraphs (e) and (g) through (m), pursuant to section 14, do not apply for that substance.

18. For the purpose of sections 16 and 17, the estimated level-of-quantification values for substances listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1 are

19. A person subject to this notice shall report information in respect of substances listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1, in accordance with the following:

Table 3: Toxicity equivalent weighting factors for dioxins and furans listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1

Item

Column 1

Substance in Part 3 of Schedule 1

Column 2

CAS Registry Number (see note †)

Column 3

Toxicity equivalent weighting factor

1.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

1746-01-6

1

2.

1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

40321-76-4

0.5

3.

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

39227-28-6

0.1

4.

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

19408-74-3

0.1

5.

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

57653-85-7

0.1

6.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

35822-46-9

0.01

7.

Octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

3268-87-9

0.001

8.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran

51207-31-9

0.1

9.

2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

57117-31-4

0.5

10.

1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

57117-41-6

0.05

11.

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

70648-26-9

0.1

12.

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

72918-21-9

0.1

13.

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

57117-44-9

0.1

14.

2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

60851-34-5

0.1

15.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

67562-39-4

0.01

16.

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

55673-89-7

0.01

17.

Octachlorodibenzofuran

39001-02-0

0.001

PART 4
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE RESPECTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 1

20. A person subject to this notice shall report the following information, with respect to a given calendar year, in respect of each substance listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 for which the criteria in Part 4 of Schedule 3 have been satisfied:

Table 4: Minimum quantity released from stack

Item

Column 1

Substance name

Column 2

Minimum quantity released from stack

1.

Carbon monoxide

5 tonnes

2.

Nitrogen oxides

5 tonnes

3.

PM2.5

0.15 tonnes

4.

PM10

0.25 tonnes

5.

Sulphur dioxide

5 tonnes

6.

Total particulate matter

5 tonnes

7.

Volatile organic compounds

5 tonnes

21. For the purpose of section 20 of this schedule,

22. A person subject to this notice shall report information in respect of a substance listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 in tonnes.

PART 5
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE RESPECTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 5 OF SCHEDULE 1

23. A person subject to this notice shall report the following information, with respect to a given calendar year, in respect of each substance listed in Part 5 of Schedule 1 for which the criteria in Part 5 of Schedule 3 have been satisfied:

24. For the purpose of section 23 of this schedule,

25. A person subject to this notice shall report information in respect of a substance listed in Part 5 of Schedule 1 in tonnes.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

Users should take note that this notice sets out the requirements for reporting to the NPRI for two individual calendar years — 2018 and 2019. Information for the 2018 calendar year must be submitted by June 1, 2019. Information for the 2019 calendar year must be submitted by June 1, 2020.

Users of this notice should take note of the changes to reporting requirements, as described below, which are in effect as of the 2018 calendar year. Consultations were undertaken with respect to these changes. Information on the rationale for these changes is available on the NPRI website or by contacting the NPRI.

Deleted substances

Ten substances have been deleted from the Part 1, Group A list:

Sixteen volatile organic compound species or isomer groups have been deleted from the Part 5 list:

Changes to previously listed substances

Addition of substances

Two substances have been added to the Part 1, Group B, list:

Six substances or groups of substances have been added to the Part 5 list:

Hexavalent chromium (and its compounds)

The requirement has been added for facilities subject to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162) to report for hexavalent chromium (and its compounds), regardless of the number of employees and regardless of the 50 kg NPRI threshold.

Clarification on reporting for all sources

Schedule 4, section 1, states that if a person subject to this notice is required by federal or provincial legislation or a municipal by-law to measure or monitor releases, disposals or transfers off site for recycling of any of the substances in Schedule 1, the person shall use those data to report. Additional text has been added to section 1 to clarify that once reporting thresholds are met, all releases, disposals or transfers off site for recycling must be reported, unless otherwise specified, not just those that are measured or monitored.

Additional North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada codes

The requirement has been added to report secondary and tertiary NAICS codes, where additional activities take place at the facility that differ from the primary NAICS code.

Shutdown periods

The requirement to report additional information on shutdown periods has been added (to provide an indication of whether the shutdown period recurs annually and whether the shutdown period is complete or partial).

Pollution prevention

The requirement to report the reference code of the relevant pollution prevention notice has been replaced by the requirement to report the name of the notice instead. New requirements related to pollution prevention planning have been added:

Reason why a substance is no longer reported

The requirement has been added to provide a reason for removing a substance that was reported in the previous year from the current report.

Electricity generation units

The requirement has been added to report mercury and criteria air contaminant releases to air separately by each electricity generation unit with a capacity of 25 MW or more and that distributes or sells to the grid 33% or more of its potential electrical output. Information on the characteristics of each electricity generation unit must also be reported. The 33% threshold must be assessed on an annual basis. However, if a unit meets the 33% threshold in a calendar year but does not meet it in subsequent specified calendar years, reporting at the unit level for that unit will still be required in subsequent years. For example, if a unit meets the 33% threshold in 2018 but does not meet the 33% threshold in 2019, unit level reporting is still required for 2019.

Reporting total releases less than one tonne

The ability of facilities to report total releases of Part 1, Group A substances of less than one tonne, without stating the releases separately by environmental media (air, water and land), is now specified in the notice.

Stacks

The requirements to report the longitude and latitude and the provincial identification number of stacks have been added.

Oil and gas facilities

The requirement has been added for facilities classified under the NAICS Canada code 211110 [Oil and gas extraction (except oil sands)] with less than 20 000 employee hours to report for all criteria air contaminants (CACs) and benzene if the reporting threshold for at least one CAC is met. In addition, light and medium crude oil batteries of an oil throughput equal to or greater than 1 900 m3 per year must report volatile organic compounds and benzene emissions from storage tanks, regardless of whether air release thresholds are met.

The National Pollutant Release Inventory — Background information

The NPRI is Canada’s legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases, disposals and recycling. It includes information collected from facilities under the authority of section 46 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the “Act”).

The Act contains information-gathering provisions, which allow the Minister of the Environment to require reporting of information on certain substances. The provisions also require the Minister to establish and publish a national inventory of releases of pollutants. These provisions under the Act form the primary legislative basis for the NPRI.

For the latest reporting year, over 7 000 industrial, commercial and other facilities reported to Environment and Climate Change Canada on their releases, disposals and transfers for recycling of more than 300 substances of concern.

The NPRI is a key part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to track toxic substances and other substances of concern. It is a key tool for identifying and monitoring sources of pollution in Canada, as well as for developing indicators for the quality of air, water and land. Information collected through the NPRI is used as part of the comprehensive Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory and for chemicals management initiatives, and it is made publicly available to Canadians each year. Public access to the NPRI motivates industry to prevent and reduce pollutant releases. NPRI data helps the Government of Canada to track progress in pollution prevention, evaluate releases and transfers of substances of concern, identify environmental priorities, conduct air quality modelling, and implement policy initiatives and risk management measures.

For more information on the NPRI, including guidance documents, annual summary reports, and access to the NPRI data in a variety of formats, including an online search and databases, please visit the NPRI website.

Input from stakeholders and other interested parties on the NPRI is welcome. Contact information is provided at the beginning of this notice.

Reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory

Reporting requirements outlined in this notice are collected via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window reporting system.

For those who meet the requirements of this notice, reporting is mandatory. Obtaining the relevant guidance documents is the responsibility of the person required to report under this notice. Visit the NPRI website or contact Environment and Climate Change Canada at the address provided at the beginning of this notice for guidance documents.

Changes to contacts, ownership and reported information

It is important that contact and ownership information be kept up to date and any errors in submitted data be corrected in a timely manner, so that the information provided by the NPRI continues to be relevant and accurate. Therefore, persons who submitted reports for a previous year are strongly encouraged to update their information, through the Single Window reporting system or by contacting Environment and Climate Change Canada directly, if

If a person is providing an update to previously submitted information, the person should indicate the reason the information is being updated.

Compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is mandatory

Compliance with the Act and its regulations is mandatory and specific offences are established by subsections 272(1), 272.1(1), 272.2(1), 272.4(1) and 272.5(1) of the Act. Amendments to the fine scheme of the Act came into force on June 22, 2012. Subsections 272(2), (3) and (4) and 272.1(2), (3) and (4) of the Act set the penalties for persons who commit an offence under the Act. Offences include the offence of failing to comply with an obligation arising from the Act and the offence of providing false or misleading information. Penalties for the most serious offences include minimum fines and/or imprisonment. The penalty can vary from a minimum amount of $5,000 for an individual convicted following summary proceedings and/or to imprisonment for a term of up to six months, to a maximum of $6,000,000 for a large corporation convicted on indictment. The fine range doubles for second or subsequent offences and individuals may also be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to three years. Offences other than those in the category of “serious offences” are punishable by fines set at a maximum that ranges from $25,000 for an individual convicted following summary proceedings to $500,000 for a large corporation convicted on indictment. The maximum fines double for second or subsequent offences.

The current text of the Act, including the most recent amendments, is available on the Department of Justice website.

The Act is enforced in accordance with the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Suspected violations under the Act can be reported to the Enforcement Branch by email at ec.dgalunitedebreffageebbriefingunit.ec@canada.ca.

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

Position

Organization

Closing date

President and Chief Executive Officer

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

 

Chairperson

Canada Lands Company Limited

February 19, 2018

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

 

President

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

 

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Dairy Commission

 

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

Parliamentary Librarian

Library of Parliament

 

Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

 

Deputy Director

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

January 29, 2018

Information Commissioner

Office of the Information Commissioner

 

Commissioner

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Chairperson

Social Security Tribunal

January 22, 2018

Executive Director

Telefilm Canada

 

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Closing date

Full-time and Part-time Members

Immigration and Refugee Board

June 29, 2018

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

Commissioner

International Joint Commission

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