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Guidance for Emitters

Regulated emitters will find forms, guidance documents, templates and calculation tools here to assist with registering a facility, submitting baselines and emissions returns, updating aggregate facility compositions and estimating compliance obligations, as per The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Standards and Compliance) Regulations.
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1. Emitters Subject to The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Baselines, Returns and Verification) Standard

Registration

All emitters subject to The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Standards and Compliance) Regulations (the Regulations) are required to register their regulated facilities with the Ministry of Environment. Please refer to the Regulations to determine if a facility is considered a regulated facility and required to register.

To complete the registration process, emitters must submit a registration form for each facility that is subject to the Regulations. The user guide will assist in completing the registration form.

Baseline Submissions

In accordance with the Regulations, all regulated emitters must establish a baseline emissions intensity for each regulated facility. A facility must be registered prior to establishing a baseline emissions intensity for that facility.

The guidance document will assist in completion of the baseline submission form. Each baseline submission requires an accompanying Quantification Methodology Document and verification report, completed using the provided templates. See the Templates and Tools section for these additional resources.

Emissions Return Submissions

In accordance with the Regulations, all regulated emitters must submit an emissions return per regulated facility for each compliance year as established in Appendix A of The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Baselines, Returns and Verification) Standard (the Standard). A facility must be registered and establish a baseline emissions intensity prior to completing an emissions return for that facility.

The guidance document will assist in completion of the emissions return form. Each emissions return submission requires an accompanying Quantification Methodology Document and verification report, completed using the provided templates. See the Templates and Tools section for these additional resources.

Templates and Tools

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2. Emitters Subject to The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Upstream Oil and Gas Aggregate Facility) Standard

Aggregate Registration

An operator who intends to register an aggregate facility under The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Standards and Compliance) Regulations (the Regulations) may submit a notice of intent (NOI) for aggregate facility registration to the Ministry of Environment. Please refer to The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Upstream Oil and Gas Aggregate Facility) Standard (the Standard) to determine if the aggregate facility qualifies for registration.

To register an aggregate facility in the upstream oil and gas sector, please follow the detailed instructions in the guidance document.

Aggregate Baseline Submissions

In accordance with the Regulations, all regulated emitters must establish a baseline emissions intensity for each regulated facility. An aggregate facility must be registered prior to establishing a baseline emissions intensity for that facility.

The guidance document will assist in the completion of the baseline submission form. Each baseline submission requires an accompanying Quantification Methodology Document and verification report, completed using the provided templates. See the Aggregate Templates and Tools section for these additional resources.

Aggregate Emissions Return Submissions

In accordance with the Regulations, all regulated emitters must submit an emissions return per regulated aggregate facility for each compliance year as established in Appendix C of the Standard. An aggregate facility must be registered and establish a baseline emissions intensity prior to completing an emissions return for that facility.

The guidance document will assist in completion of the emissions return form. Each emissions return submission requires an accompanying Quantification Methodology Document and verification report, completed using the provided templates. See the Aggregate Templates and Tools section for these additional resources.

Aggregate Composition Updates

The aggregate facilities monthly composition form is for use by registered aggregate facilities that are subject to Part 3 of the Standard. Submit the completed form along with any attachments to OBPSENV@gov.sk.ca.

The aggregate facilities quarterly composition form is for use by registered aggregate facilities that are subject to Part 2 of the Standard. Submit the completed form along with any attachments to OBPSENV@gov.sk.ca.

Aggregate Templates and Tools

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3. Program Deadlines

Under Section 18 (1b) and Section 22 (2b) of The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (Standards and Compliance) Regulations, the Minister of Environment, the Honourable Warren Kaeding, may adjust or extend compliance obligation dates and compliance return dates for industrial facilities that are subject to the province’s output-based performance standards (OBPS) program, provided that an alternative date is requested by regulated emitters. The Minister may approve such an extension where he or she is satisfied that such a request is appropriate.

Given this authority, and responding to industry requests for compliance extensions, I wish to inform you of the following changes to compliance return and compliance obligation deadlines:

Large Emitters

  • The large emitter deadline for 2019 compliance returns and fulfilment of compliance obligations (previously extended from October 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021 and communicated by the Ministry of Environment to regulated emitters on May 7, 2021) is now extended to December 31, 2022.
  • The large emitter deadline for 2020 compliance returns and fulfilment of compliance obligations, which the Ministry of Environment indicated on May 7, 2021 would be extended from October 31, 2021 to sometime in 2022, is also extended to December 31, 2022.

Aggregate Facilities

  • For aggregate facilities with emissions of 10,000 tonnes CO2e or greater, the deadlines for both 2019 and 2020 compliance returns and fulfilment of compliance obligations are extended from October 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

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