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The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing a new regulation to ensure technological changes to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from Ontario petroleum facilities are made in a timely manner. The regulation pertains to how flaring events are managed and strengthen accountability through reporting, monitoring and environmental penalties.
The proposal details and supporting materials are available at: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4126
The comment period is open until December 15, 2018.
Trends in On-Road Transportation Energy and Emissions
Follow-up to the 2018 Critical Review
Thursday, November 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Members: $99, Non-members: $149
For more information or to register:
In the 48th Annual Critical Review presented at the Hartford Annual Conference and Exhibit, Dr. H. Christopher Frey covered the major advances in engine design, control technologies, and fuels that have made it possible to reduce emissions and fuel use despite sustained growth in miles travelled. A distinguished panel provided viewpoints ranging from health, industry, monitoring, and the environment.
This webinar will review and expand upon this important topic and provide updates from Dr. Frey and four expert panelists. Learn from this diverse group as they further review and explore vehicle energy usage and emissions that affect us all.
Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
Dr. Alberto Ayala, Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Susan Collet, Executive Engineer, Toyota
Rashid Shaikh, Director of Science, Health Effects Institute
Eric Stevenson, Director of Meteorology and Measurement, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Moderator: Sam Altshuler, Principal, Sam L. Altshuler Consulting
Phase-in of Schedule 3 Standards
Schedule 3 standards will apply to all facilities as of February 1st, 2020, and the Reg346 model will no longer be an approved dispersion model under O.Reg.419/05.
However, as of February 1st, 2019, all ECA applications must already include ESDM reports showing compliance with Schedule 3 standards and using SCREEN3, AERMOD, or other non-regulatory model with Ministry s7(1) approval (except Reg346).
Applications will be returned if Reg346 is used, or if AERMOD or SCREEN3 are used to demonstrate compliance with a Schedule 2 standard.
If you have questions, you can contact the Client Services and Permissions Branch by phone at: 416-314-8001 or 1‑800-461-6290; or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 1, 2018, the MOECP announced they will not be adopting the updated versions of the AERMOD/AERMET or ASHRAE air dispersion models in April 2019.
Accordingly, the approved versions of these models under O.Reg.419/05, adopted on April 4, 2018 will remain unchanged.
For more information please refer to EBR Registry Number 013-2472.
On April 24, 2018, the MOECC posted a decision on when facilities have to review their toxic reduction plans. This will help to align the first two plan reviews with federal timelines and ensure facilities plan and report on current and relevant toxic substances. The MOECC also made a new regulation to provide more options to serve documents making it consistent with other regulations.
Click HERE for the Decision Details.
On April 27, 2018, the MOECC posted the decision on the updated the Air Contaminants Benchmarks (ACB) list with new or updated screening levels for over 4,500 air contaminants.
Click HERE for the Decision Details.