Summary of final and proposed instruments used to implement base-level industrial emission requirements (BLIERs)

Environment and Climate Change Canada (the Department) has advanced work to implement a diverse set of base-level industrial emission requirements (BLIERs) in its ongoing commitment to the Air Quality Management System (AQMS) and to Canadians. BLIERs are being implemented using a mix of regulatory and non-regulatory instruments.

In May 2016, the Department published:

In June 2016, the Department published:

The Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations, which address the following equipment types and industrial sectors:

  • Boilers and heaters equipment used to generate heat and steam for various purposes in many industrial facilities (e.g. in situ extraction of bitumen in oil sands operations using steam-assisted gravity drainage) (Part 1 of the MSAPR)
  • Stationary engines equipment used for compression, electric power generation and pumping in many industrial facilities (Part 2 of the MSAPR)
  • Grey cement manufacturing facilities, of which there are 15 currently operating in Canada (Part 3 of the MSAPR)
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