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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28

Responsibility

Marginal note:Who must comply

 Unless the context requires that a particular responsible person complies, a requirement set out in these Regulations in respect of, respectively, a boiler or heater, an engine or a cement manufacturing facility, including a requirement in respect of a kiln located in it, must be complied with by a responsible person for the boiler or heater, engine or cement manufacturing facility.

PART 1Boilers and Heaters

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part and in Schedules 3 to 7.

alternative gas

alternative gas means a gaseous fossil fuel other than natural gas. (gaz de remplacement)

anode-baking furnace

anode-baking furnace means a heater that bakes green anodes to produce blocks of carbon for use in the production of aluminum. (four de cuisson d’anodes)

ASTM D1945-03

ASTM D1945-03 means the method entitled Standard Test Method for Analysis of Natural Gas by Gas Chromatography, published by ASTM. (méthode ASTM D1945-03)

ASTM D1946-90

ASTM D1946-90 means the method entitled Standard Practice for Analysis of Reformed Gas by Gas Chromatography, published by ASTM. (méthode ASTM D1946-90)

biomass

biomass means a fuel that consists only of non-fossilized, biodegradable organic material that originates from plants or animals but does not come from a geological formation, notably

  • (a) products or waste produced from that material;

  • (b) gases and liquids recovered from that material, notably from organic waste; and

  • (c) sludge from wastewater treatment. (biomasse)

biomass boiler

biomass boiler means a boiler that can reach its rated capacity by combusting only biomass. (chaudière à biomasse)

blast furnace stove

blast furnace stove means a vertical cylindrical regenerator filled with refractory and used to preheat ambient air that is then introduced into a blast furnace used in ironmaking. (récupérateur de haut fourneau)

CEMS test

CEMS test means a determination, by means of a CEMS in accordance with section 32, of the NOx emission intensity of a boiler or heater. (essai SMECE)

chemical recovery boiler

chemical recovery boiler means a boiler whose fuel includes spent pulping liquor and that recovers chemical constituents from the combustion of that spent pulping liquor. (chaudière de récupération chimique)

class 40

class 40, in relation to a pre-existing boiler or heater, describes a class 40 boiler or heater within the meaning of section 12. (classe 40)

class 70

class 70, in relation to a pre-existing boiler or heater, describes a class 70 boiler or heater within the meaning of section 12. (classe 70)

class 80

class 80, in relation to a pre-existing boiler or heater, describes a class 80 boiler or heater within the meaning of section 12. (classe 80)

coke oven

coke oven means an oven that converts coal to coke through distillation. (four à coke)

coke oven battery

coke oven battery means a heater that consists of a combustion chamber, with more than one burner, whose exhaust gas circulate between coke ovens. (batterie de fours à coke)

commercial grade natural gas

commercial grade natural gas means natural gas that is supplied by a commercial supplier. (gaz naturel de qualité commerciale)

commissioning date

commissioning date means the day on which a boiler or heater begins to produce thermal energy primarily for use in production or to provide heat. (date de mise en service)

ethylene cracker

ethylene cracker means a heater that transforms a mixture of steam and hydrocarbons into hydrocarbon gases, notably ethylene. (craqueur d’éthylène)

gaseous fossil fuel

gaseous fossil fuel includes gaseous fossil fuel that is a by-product of an industrial process, or industrial operation, and that has constituents with thermal energy value. (combustible fossile gazeux)

heat-recovery steam generator

heat-recovery steam generator means equipment that captures useful thermal energy from the hot exhaust gas of a gas turbine, or from a set of reciprocating engines, to produce steam. (générateur de vapeur à récupération de chaleur)

modern

modern, in relation to a boiler or heater, describes a boiler or heater that is not transitional whose commissioning date is on or after the day on which these Regulations are registered. (moderne)

natural gas

natural gas means a gaseous fossil fuel that consists of at least 90% methane by volume. (gaz naturel)

NOx emission intensity

NOx emission intensity means the quantity of NOx emitted by a boiler or heater, expressed in grams of NOx emitted per gigajoule of thermal energy in the fuel (g/GJ), based on the higher heating value of the fuel combusted. (intensité d’émission de NOx)

packaged

packaged, in relation to a boiler or heater, describes a boiler or heater that is received at the facility in a state of near-complete assembly and that requires, at the facility,

  • (a) assembling any prefabricated components;

  • (b) fixing it to its location; and

  • (c) making the connections necessary for its operation. (préfabriqué)

pre-existing

pre-existing, in relation to a boiler or heater, describes a boiler or heater whose commissioning date is before the day on which these Regulations are registered. (préexistant)

preheated air

preheated air means air that is preheated above ambient air temperature before it is introduced into the combustion chamber of a boiler or heater. (air préchauffé)

rated capacity

rated capacity, in relation to a boiler or heater, means the maximum thermal energy — based on the higher heating value of the fuel combusted — that the boiler or heater is, on its commissioning date, capable of producing in an hour, expressed in GJ/h, as specified on the nameplate affixed to the boiler or heater by its manufacturer or, in the absence of such a nameplate, as set out in a document provided by the manufacturer. (capacité nominale)

recommissioning date

recommissioning date means the day on which a boiler or heater begins to produce thermal energy primarily for use in production or to provide heat after

  • (a) a major modification referred to in subsection 13(2); or

  • (b) a redesign referred to in paragraph 10(2)(b). (date de remise en service)

reheat furnace

reheat furnace means a heater in which steel is reheated for hot rolling into basic shapes. (four de réchauffage)

stack test

stack test means a determination, in accordance with sections 27 to 31, of the NOx emission intensity of a boiler or heater. (essai en cheminée)

standard m3

standard m3 has the meaning assigned to a cubic metre at standard pressure and standard temperature by the definition standard volume in subsection 2(1) of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations. (m3 normalisé)

steady state

steady state means an operating state that is other than start-up, shutdown or upset. (état stable)

steam methane reformer

steam methane reformer means a heater that transforms a mixture of steam and hydrocarbons in the presence of a catalyst to produce hydrogen and carbon oxides and includes — if it shares a common stack with the heater — any integrated auxiliary boiler that is used to produce that steam or other integrated equipment that heats that steam. (reformeur de méthane à la vapeur)

transitional

transitional, in relation to a boiler or heater, describes a boiler or heater that is located in a regulated facility set out in subsection 5(2) on its commissioning date and whose commissioning date occurs in the period that begins on the day on which these Regulations are registered and ends

  • (a) if the boiler or heater is packaged, three months after that day; and

  • (b) in any other case, 36 months after that day. (de transition)

 
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