4. Every person or municipality operating establishment that emits a contaminant listed in Part I of Schedule A into the atmosphere in a quantity that reaches or exceeds the reporting threshold set out in that Schedule for the contaminant or category of contaminants must, not later than 1 June of each year, communicate to the Minister by electronic means, using the form available on-line on the website of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs, the quantity of each of the contaminants listed in Part I of Schedule A that the establishment emitted into the atmosphere in the preceding calendar year.
The operator must also identify the activities, processes or equipment that are the source of contaminant emissions, by specifying separately for each of them the emissions attributable to them, the quantity of fuel and raw materials used and the volume of production that have been used in calculating the quantities of contaminants.
Furthermore, the operator must provide the Minister with the methods of calculation or assessment referred to in the second paragraph of section 6 that were used as well as any information relevant to the calculations, including the factors and emission rates used, their source and, if they originate in published documents, the applicable reference.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, fuels integral to a process or used to supply transportation machinery integral to a process must be taken into account, as must fuels used to heat facilities.
For the purposes of this section, if an establishment has more than one facility, the data pertaining to each facility must be identified separately. In all cases, the operator must identify the activities, processes or equipment that are the source of contaminant emissions by indicating separately.
In addition, when an facility or an establishment changes operator during a year, the report must be made by the new operator. The previous operator must provide the new operator with all the data required for the report for the period of the year for which the facility or establishment was under his or her responsibility.
M.O. 2007-09-26, s. 4; M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 5; M.O. 2011-12-16, s. 2; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 2; M.O. 2013-12-11, s. 1.