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Clean Fuel Regulations (SOR/2022-140)

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Regulations are current to 2024-06-19

SCHEDULE 21(Subsection 136(2))Contents of Monitoring Plan

  • 1 A list of other systems of tradeable units in which the participant participates and other third-party audit programs with which they comply.

  • 2 A description of the operations to be verified, including a description of

    • (a) the activities and processes of the operations;

    • (b) the geographical boundaries within which the operations occur; and

    • (c) the technologies, facilities and infrastructure that are used to perform the operations.

  • 3 A simplified block diagram of the operations to be verified, including

    • (a) the feedstock and the fuel, thermal energy or electricity sources that are used in the operations;

    • (b) the intermediate products and final products that the operations produce;

    • (c) the mechanical equipment that is used to perform the operations;

    • (d) the process control instrumentation, including sensors and measurement devices, that are used to monitor the operations;

    • (e) the sampling locations that are used to monitor the operations; and

    • (f) a designation for each element of the block diagram.

  • 4 A description of each source of the data to which the application or report relates that includes, if applicable to the source,

    • (a) its accuracy;

    • (b) its sampling characteristics; and

    • (c) the frequency with which data is collected.

  • 5 A description of the data management system that is used to manage the data to which the application or report relates, including

    • (a) the policies and procedures that ensure data quality, including those that relate to

      • (i) data collection and measurement,

      • (ii) the emission-reduction quantification methods that were used,

      • (iii) reporting,

      • (iv) maintenance, inspection and repair of continuous monitoring systems, flow meters, laboratory equipment and other instrumentation used to collect the data, including procedures for deferring their maintenance and inspection,

      • (v) contingency plans in the event of a failure of a measurement device or a component of a continuous monitoring system,

      • (vi) the keeping of records, including the logbook of measurement device and laboratory equipment repair, calibration and replacement,

      • (vii) the training of key personnel responsible for the data management;

      • (viii) the frequency of sampling,

      • (ix) the laboratory procedures and methods of analysis, and

      • (x) the quality control program that is used by the laboratories;

    • (b) the roles and responsibilities of personnel with respect to the data management system;

    • (c) its design, including the information technology infrastructure and applications used to manage the data;

    • (d) its data management controls, including their location, purpose, frequency and type;

    • (e) the procedures with respect to missing data;

    • (f) the procedures with respect to non-representative data such as data generated during plant shutdowns or emergencies;

    • (g) the subcontractors or the software that are used to manage the data;

    • (h) the security methods that are used to ensure data integrity; and

    • (i) data back-up procedures.

  • 6 The following information with respect to each measurement device that is used to measure data to which the application or report relates:

    • (a) its description;

    • (b) its make, model and serial number;

    • (c) its location, installation method and approximate date of installation;

    • (d) its measurement characteristics, including the units of measure, accuracy and lower detection limits;

    • (e) its maintenance, including the calibration method and calibration frequency;

    • (f) any postponements in calibration and any supporting documents; and

    • (g) the frequency with which it provides measurements.

  • 7 Information with respect to the calculations and use of data to which the application or report relates, including

    • (a) the equations used to

      • (i) calculate flows in mass, volume or energy units of measurement,

      • (ii) convert units,

      • (iii) estimate non-measured parameters,

      • (iv) aggregate data, and

      • (v) estimate, interpolate or extrapolate data;

    • (b) any software used to transform the data; and

    • (c) any statistical methods or techniques applied to transform the data.

  • 8 If the verification is in respect of an application made under section 80 of these Regulations or a report submitted under section 123 of these Regulations, the following information:

    • (a) an explanation of the processes and methods followed to collect the data used in the application or report, including any supporting documents;

    • (b) a description of the steps taken, and calculations made, to aggregate the data;

    • (c) the methodology used to assign volumes, in respect of a fuel, source of electricity or feedstock, for each carbon intensity value; and

    • (d) the methodology used to monitor and calculate the weighted average of the transportion distance, in respect of a fuel, source of electricity or feedstock, for each transport mode, including any supporting documents.

  • 9 An explanation of the process and methodology that was used to calculate the maximum quantity of a low-carbon-intensity fuel in accordance with subsection 45(1), including any supporting documents and data.

  • 10 If the verification is in respect of a credit-creation report submitted under section 120 of these Regulations, a credit-adjustment report submitted under section 122 of these Regulations or a compliance report submitted under section 127 of these Regulations, a reference to the documents that relate to the quantity of any fuel or energy source that was produced and the sale, purchase or transport of any fuel or energy source.


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