Solvent Degreasing Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-12-07:

  •  (1) The Minister shall, on request, issue consumption units to a person for a given solvent and a specific degreasing process for the year beginning on the date set out in column 4 of Schedule 1 or for any subsequent year, if the following conditions are met:

    • (a) the person has used the solvent in that process in the year immediately preceding that date;

    • (b) the request was submitted to the Minister before October 1 of the year preceding that date;

    • (c) the request is made on a form provided by the Minister and contains the information specified in Schedule 2 for each of the years relied on to establish the person’s average annual consumption under subsection (4);

    • (d) at the time of submitting the request, the person had documentary evidence to support the information referred to in paragraph (c); and

    • (e) the person has been informed in writing by the Minister of their average annual consumption.

  • (2) The person’s consumption units for a year are equal to the person’s average annual consumption determined in accordance with subsection (4), multiplied by the percentage set out in column 4 of Schedule 3, less the threshold set out in column 3 of Schedule 1, less any consumption unit retired under section 5.

  • (3) If the calculation in subsection (2) results in a number that

    • (a) is zero or less than zero, no consumption units are issued to the person; or

    • (b) is not a whole number, the units are rounded to the nearest whole number or, if the result is equidistant from two whole numbers, to the higher of them.

  • (4) A person’s average annual consumption in respect of a solvent used in a specific degreasing process is established as follows:

    • (a) if the person used the solvent in that process in the last year of the period set out column 5 of Schedule 1 but not in the preceding year, the average annual consumption is the quantity of the solvent used by the person during that year;

    • (b) if the person used the solvent in that process in the last two years of the period set out in column 5 of Schedule 1 but not in the year prior to those two years, the annual consumption is the average quantity of the solvent used by the person during each of those two years;

    • (c) if the person used the solvent in that process in the last three years of the period set out in column 5 of Schedule 1 but not in the year prior to those three years, the annual consumption is the average quantity of the solvent used by the person during each of those three years; and

    • (d) if the person used the solvent in that process in earlier years of the period set out in column 5 of Schedule 1, in addition to the last three years of that period, the annual consumption is the average quantity of the solvent used by the person during each of three consecutive years that the person chooses from that period and identifies in the request.

  • (5) Following a person’s request, the Minister shall inform the person in writing, of their average annual consumption.

  • (6) The Minister shall inform the person in writing of the number of consumption units issued to that person before the beginning of the year for which the Minister issues the units.

  • (7) Consumption units are valid only for the year for which they are issued.

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