Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (SOR/2016-151)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28

PART 1Boilers and Heaters (continued)

Recording of Information

Marginal note:Record-making

 Records in respect of a boiler or heater that contain the following information and documents must be made:

  • (a) a description of the steps, including the relevant dates, that are taken to comply with the operation and maintenance specifications for the boiler or heater set out by its manufacturer or required by its design;

  • (b) a description, including the relevant dates, of any modifications that are made to the design or characteristics of the boiler and heater, including

    • (i) a redesign referred to in subsection 10(2),

    • (ii) a major modification referred to in subsection 13(2),

    • (iii) for a heater, the addition or removal of equipment to preheat air,

    • (iv) the refurbishment of a burner, and

    • (v) a modification that results in a change in its thermal efficiency;

  • (c) the following information necessary to determine the percentage of the input energy in the boiler’s or heater’s combustion chamber that results from the introduction of gaseous fossil fuel in accordance with the formula set out in section 15:

    • (i) if the value determined for each of Eo and Eh is zero, information that establishes that the boiler or heater combusted only gaseous fossil fuel, and

    • (ii) in any other case, information necessary to determine the value of each of Ecng, Egff, Eo and Eh in that formula; and

  • (d) an indication of a change in fuel from alternative gas to natural gas, or vice versa, including the date and hour of the change, along with supporting documents necessary to determine the value of an element of the formula set out in section 16.

PART 2Stationary Spark-ignition Engines

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part and in Schedules 8 to 10.

ASTM D6348-12e1

ASTM D6348-12e1 means the method entitled Standard Test Method for Determination of Gaseous Compounds by Extractive Direct Interface Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy, published by ASTM. (méthode ASTM D6348-12e1)

EC Method AP-77-3

EC Method AP-77-3 means the method entitled Standard Reference Methods for Source Testing: Measurement of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides from Stationary Sources AP-77-3, published in April 1979 by Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister. (méthode AP-77-3 d’EC)

emergency

emergency means a situation during which an engine is operated

  • (a) to produce electricity as an alternative source of electrical power when no source that is normally used is available; or

  • (b) to pump water in the event of a fire or flood. (urgence)

emissions check

emissions check means a determination in accordance with sections 80 to 84 and 86 to 89 of the concentration of NOx in the exhaust gas of an engine. (vérification des émissions)

engine registry

engine registry means the engine registry established under section 97. (registre des moteurs)

EPA Method 7

EPA Method 7 means the method entitled Method 7 — Determination of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Stationary Sources, set out in Appendix A-4 to Part 60 of the CFR. (méthode 7 de l’EPA)

EPA Method 7A

EPA Method 7A means the method entitled Method 7A — Determination of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Stationary Sources — Ion Chromatographic Method, set out in Appendix A-4 to Part 60 of the CFR. (méthode 7A de l’EPA)

EPA Method 7C

EPA Method 7C means the method entitled Method 7C — Determination of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Stationary Sources — Alkaline-Permanganate/Colorimetric Method, set out in Appendix A-4 to Part 60 of the CFR. (méthode 7C de l’EPA)

EPA Method 19

EPA Method 19 means the method entitled Method 19 — Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Removal Efficiency and Particulate, Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxides Emission Rates, set out in Appendix A-7 to Part 60 of the CFR. (méthode 19 de l’EPA)

EPA Method 320

EPA Method 320 means the method entitled Method 320 — Measurement of Vapor Phase Organic and Inorganic Emissions by Extractive Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy, set out in Appendix A to Part 63 of the CFR. (méthode 320 de l’EPA)

group

group means a notional collection of engines that are designated in accordance with section 56 as belonging to a responsible person’s group and, for the purpose of sections 60 to 68, includes a replacement unit referred to in section 64. (groupe)

lean-burn

lean-burn describes an engine other than a rich-burn engine. (à mélange pauvre)

low-use

low-use describes an engine that is referred to in section 50 as being low-use. (à faible utilisation)

modern

modern describes an engine that is referred to in subsection 46(3). (moderne)

NOx emission intensity

NOx emission intensity means the quantity of NOx emitted in the exhaust gas of an engine as represented by

  • (a) the concentration of NOx in the exhaust gas, expressed in ppmvd15%; or

  • (b) the mass of NOx in the exhaust gas per unit of mechanical energy or electrical energy produced, expressed in g/kWh. (intensité d’émission de NOx)

performance test

performance test means a determination, in accordance with sections 70 to 75, of the NOx emission intensity of an engine. (essai de rendement)

ppmvd15%

ppmvd15% means parts per million, by volume on a dry basis and corrected to 15% oxygen. (ppmvs15%)

pre-existing

pre-existing describes an engine that is referred to in subsection 46(2). (préexistant)

rated brake power

rated brake power means the maximum brake power of an engine or a replacement unit as specified by its manufacturer either on its nameplate or otherwise. (puissance au frein nominale)

regular-use

regular-use describes an engine referred to in section 50 as being regular-use. (à utilisation régulière)

rich-burn

rich-burn describes an engine for which the oxygen content in the exhaust gas, before any dilution, is less than 4%, determined by volume on a dry basis. (à mélange riche)

SCADA system

SCADA system means a computer system, known as a supervisory control and data acquisition system, that measures an engine or replacement unit’s operating state, manages the parameters controlling its operating state and stores data related to its operating state. (système SCADA)

still gas

still gas means a gas that is produced by distillation, cracking or reforming in a petroleum refinery, in an asphalt refinery or in an oil sands facility that is used or designed to engage in the activity of upgrading. (gaz de distillation)

subgroup

subgroup means a notional collection of pre-existing engines and replacement units that belong to a responsible person’s group established in accordance with section 65. (sous-groupe)

subset

subset means a notional collection of engines that belong to a responsible person’s group described in section 59. (sous-ensemble)

synthetic gas

synthetic gas means a gas that is derived from the gasification of coal or from the gasification of by-products, residual products or waste products of an industrial process. (gaz de synthèse)

Application

Marginal note:Pre-existing and modern engines

  •  (1) This Part applies in respect of a pre-existing or modern engine, located in a regulated facility, that combusts gaseous fuel.

  • Marginal note:Pre-existing engines

    (2) An engine is pre-existing if one of the following dates is before the 90th day after the day on which these Regulations are registered:

    • (a) the date of its manufacture as provided by its manufacturer; and

    • (b) a date that is set out in a record of a responsible person for the engine that establishes that the engine was owned or operated on or before that date.

  • Marginal note:Modern engines

    (3) An engine is modern if it is not pre-existing.

  • Marginal note:Regulated facilities — modern engines

    (4) The following are the regulated facilities in respect of modern engines:

    • (a) oil and gas facilities;

    • (b) oil sands facilities;

    • (c) petroleum refineries;

    • (d) chemicals facilities;

    • (e) nitrogen-based fertilizer facilities;

    • (f) pulp and paper facilities;

    • (g) base metals facilities;

    • (h) potash facilities;

    • (i) alumina facilities and aluminum facilities;

    • (j) power plants;

    • (k) iron, steel and ilmenite facilities;

    • (l) iron ore pelletizing facilities; and

    • (m) cement manufacturing facilities.

  • Marginal note:Regulated facilities — pre-existing engines

    (5) Oil and gas facilities, other than asphalt refineries, are the regulated facilities in respect of pre-existing engines.

 
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