Q-2, r. 15 - Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere

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6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization and its representative, as well as the name of and contact information for the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(4.1)  a status report on the actions taken to correct errors or omissions observed during previous verifications that have not been corrected;
(5)  (paragraph revoked);
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions referred to in Schedule A.1, in metric tons, excluding greenhouse gas emissions that have been captured, stored, re-used, eliminated or transferred out of the establishment, emissions referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6 and emissions reported using protocols QC.17 and QC.30 of Schedule A.2;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities for the report year;
(7.2)  for each benchmark unit, the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions for each type of emissions, excluding emission referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6, namely:
(a)  annual CO2 emissions attributable to fixed processes, in metric tons;
(b)  annual emissions of greenhouse gas attributable to combustion, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(c)  other annual greenhouse gas emissions, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(7.3)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the use of fuel distributed for consumption in Québec, in metric tons CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of part QC.30.2 of protocol QC.30 in Schedule A.2;
(7.4)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the acquisition by the emitter of electricity produced outside Québec for its own consumption or for sale in Québec, and the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the exportation of electricity, in metric tonnes CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with protocol QC.17 of Schedule A.2;
(7.5)  in cases where the verifier observes that a portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units was not determined in accordance with this Regulation and that the error relating to those emissions or units is equal to or greater than the relative importance threshold calculated in accordance with the first paragraph of section 6.7, an estimate of the absolute uncertainty and relative uncertainty relating to those emissions or units, established as follows:
Absolute uncertainty = | Quantity found non-compliant - Quantity documented |
Relative uncertainty = (Absolute uncertainty ÷ Total quantity reported) x 100%
Where:
Quantity found non-compliant = Portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units determined as non-compliant by the verifier;
Quantity documented = Portion of the quantity found to be non-compliant that is re-evaluated by the verifier using invoices, operating registers, measuring instruments or process data;
Total quantity reported = Total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions reported and referred to in paragraph 7, 7.3 or 7.4 or total quantity of reference units reported and referred to in paragraph 7.1;
(8)  the conclusions of the verification, in particular regarding accuracy and reliability, of the emissions report;
(9)  a conflict of interest declaration, including
(a)  the name, contact information and sector and sub-sector of activity falling under the scope of the accreditation of the verification organization, as well as the name and contact information of the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(b)  a copy of the organization chart for the verification organization, as well as the names of and contact information for any subcontractors who took part in the verification;
(c)  an attestation signed by the representative of the verification organization that the requirements of section 6.10 have been met and that the risk of conflict of interest is acceptable; and
(10)  a written confirmation from the verifier that the calibration of the equipment used to measure the parameters required to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions subject to the verification or the quantity of reference units, according to the requirements provided for in the second paragraph of section 7.1, has been verified.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 14; M.O. 2013-12-11, s. 9; M.O. 2014-12-16, s. 6; M.O. 2015-12-14, s. 3; 2016-12-21M.O. 2016-12-21, s. 6.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization and its representative, as well as the name of and contact information for the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(4.1)  a status report on the actions taken to correct errors or omissions observed during previous verifications that have not been corrected;
(5)  (paragraph revoked);
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions referred to in Schedule A.1, in metric tons, excluding greenhouse gas emissions that have been captured, stored, re-used, eliminated or transferred out of the establishment, emissions referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6 and emissions reported using protocols QC.17 and QC.30 of Schedule A.2;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities for the report year;
(7.2)  for each benchmark unit, the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions for each type of emissions, excluding emission referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6, namely:
(a)  annual CO2 emissions attributable to fixed processes, in metric tons;
(b)  annual emissions of greenhouse gas attributable to combustion, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(c)  other annual greenhouse gas emissions, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(7.3)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the use of fuel distributed for consumption in Québec, in metric tons CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of part QC.30.2 of protocol QC.30 in Schedule A.2;
(7.4)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the acquisition by the emitter of electricity produced outside Québec for its own consumption or for sale in Québec, and the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the exportation of electricity, in metric tonnes CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with protocol QC.17 of Schedule A.2;
(7.5)  in cases where the verifier observes that a portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units was not determined in accordance with this Regulation and that the error relating to those emissions or units is equal to or greater than the relative importance threshold calculated in accordance with the first paragraph of section 6.7, an estimate of the absolute uncertainty and relative uncertainty relating to those emissions or units, established as follows:
Absolute uncertainty = | Quantity found non-compliant - Quantity documented |
Relative uncertainty = (Absolute uncertainty ÷ Total quantity reported) x 100%
Where:
Quantity found non-compliant = Portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units determined as non-compliant by the verifier;
Quantity documented = Portion of the quantity found to be non-compliant that is re-evaluated by the verifier using invoices, operating registers, measuring instruments or process data;
Total quantity reported = Total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions reported and referred to in paragraph 7, 7.3 or 7.4 or total quantity of reference units reported and referred to in paragraph 7.1;
(8)  the conclusions of the verification, in particular regarding accuracy and reliability, of the emissions report; and
(9)  a conflict of interest declaration, including
(a)  the name, contact information and sector and sub-sector of activity falling under the scope of the accreditation of the verification organization, as well as the name and contact information of the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(b)  a copy of the organization chart for the verification organization, as well as the names of and contact information for any subcontractors who took part in the verification;
(c)  an attestation signed by the representative of the verification organization that the requirements of section 6.10 have been met and that the risk of conflict of interest is acceptable.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 14; M.O. 2013-12-11, s. 9; M.O. 2014-12-16, s. 6; M.O. 2015-12-14, s. 3.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization and its representative, as well as the name of and contact information for the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(5)  (paragraph revoked);
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions referred to in Schedule A.1, in metric tons, excluding greenhouse gas emissions that have been captured, stored, re-used, eliminated or transferred out of the establishment, emissions referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6 and emissions reported using protocols QC.17 and QC.30 of Schedule A.2;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities for the report year;
(7.2)  for each benchmark unit, the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions for each type of emissions, excluding emission referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6, namely:
(a)  annual CO2 emissions attributable to fixed processes, in metric tons;
(b)  annual emissions of greenhouse gas attributable to combustion, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(c)  other annual greenhouse gas emissions, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(7.3)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the use of fuel distributed for consumption in Québec, in metric tons CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of part QC.30.2 of protocol QC.30 in Schedule A.2;
(7.4)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the acquisition by the emitter of electricity produced outside Québec for its own consumption or for sale in Québec, and the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the exportation of electricity, in metric tonnes CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with protocol QC.17 of Schedule A.2;
(7.5)  in cases where the verifier observes that a portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units was not determined in accordance with this Regulation and that the error relating to those emissions or units is equal to or greater than the relative importance threshold calculated in accordance with the first paragraph of section 6.7, an estimate of the absolute uncertainty and relative uncertainty relating to those emissions or units, established as follows:
Absolute uncertainty = | Quantity found non-compliant - Quantity documented |
Relative uncertainty = (Absolute uncertainty ÷ Total quantity reported) x 100%
Where:
Quantity found non-compliant = Portion of the reported quantity of greenhouse gas emissions or reference units determined as non-compliant by the verifier;
Quantity documented = Portion of the quantity found to be non-compliant that is re-evaluated by the verifier using invoices, operating registers, measuring instruments or process data;
Total quantity reported = Total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions reported and referred to in paragraph 7, 7.3 or 7.4 or total quantity of reference units reported and referred to in paragraph 7.1;
(8)  the conclusions of the verification, in particular regarding accuracy and reliability, of the emissions report; and
(9)  a conflict of interest declaration, including
(a)  the name, contact information and sector and sub-sector of activity falling under the scope of the accreditation of the verification organization, as well as the name and contact information of the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(b)  a copy of the organization chart for the verification organization, as well as the names of and contact information for any subcontractors who took part in the verification;
(c)  an attestation signed by the representative of the verification organization that the requirements of section 6.10 have been met and that the risk of conflict of interest is acceptable.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 14; M.O. 2013-12-11, s. 9; M.O. 2014-12-16, s. 6.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization and its representative, as well as the name of and contact information for the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(5)  (paragraph revoked);
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions referred to in Schedule A.1, in metric tons, excluding greenhouse gas emissions that have been captured, stored, re-used, eliminated or transferred out of the establishment, emissions referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6 and emissions reported using protocols QC.17 and QC.30 of Schedule A.2;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities for the report year;
(7.2)  for each benchmark unit, the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions for each type of emissions, excluding emission referred to in the second paragraph of section 6.6, namely:
(a)  annual CO2 emissions attributable to fixed processes, in metric tons;
(b)  annual emissions of greenhouse gas attributable to combustion, in metric tons CO2 equivalent;
(c)  other annual greenhouse gas emissions, in metric tons CO2 equivalent; and
(7.3)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the use of fuel distributed for consumption in Québec, in metric tons CO2 equivalent, calculated in accordance with subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of part QC.30.2 of protocol QC.30 in Schedule A.2;
(8)  the conclusions of the verification, in particular regarding accuracy and reliability, of the emissions report;
(9)  a conflict of interest declaration, including
(a)  the name, contact information and sector and sub-sector of activity falling under the scope of the accreditation of the verification organization, as well as the name and contact information of the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(b)  a copy of the organization chart for the verification organization, as well as the names of and contact information for any subcontractors who took part in the verification;
(c)  an attestation signed by the representative of the verification organization that the requirements of section 6.10 have been met and that the risk of conflict of interest is acceptable.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 14; M.O. 2013-12-11, s. 9.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization and its representative, as well as the name of and contact information for the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(5)  (paragraph revoked);
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions referred to in Schedule A.1, in metric tons, excluding greenhouse gas emissions that have been captured, stored, re-used, eliminated or transferred out of the establishment and emissions reported using protocols QC.17 and QC.30;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities, referred to in Table B of Part I of Schedule C to the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances (chapter Q-2, r. 46.1), for the report year; and
(7.2)  the total quantity of CO2 emissions attributable to the combustion of biomass and biomass fuels;
(8)  the conclusions of the verification and an attestation that the emissions report is exact and reliable;
(9)  a conflict of interest declaration, including
(a)  the name, contact information and sector and sub-sector of activity falling under the scope of the accreditation of the verification organization, as well as the name and contact information of the chief verifier, the person assigned to the internal review of the verification process and the other members of the verification team designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(b)  a copy of the organization chart for the verification organization, as well as the names of and contact information for any subcontractors who took part in the verification;
(c)  an attestation signed by the representative of the verification organization that the requirements of section 6.10 have been met and that the risk of conflict of interest is acceptable.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 14.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization as well as the name of and contact information for the verifier designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(5)  an assessment of the errors or omissions referred to in paragraph 4, calculated using the equation referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 6.7;
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of the emitter’s CO2 equivalent emissions for the report year, as well as the total quantity of CO2 emissions attributable to the combustion of biomass and biofuels;
(7.1)  the total quantity of reference units relating to the emitter’s activities, referred to in Table B of Part I of Schedule C to the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances (chapter Q-2, r. 46.1), for the report year; and
(8)  the conclusions of the verification concerning the accuracy and reliability of the emissions report.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 6.
6.9. In addition to the information prescribed by the standards ISO 14064-3 and ISO 14065, the verification report must include
(1)  the name of and contact information for the verification organization as well as the name of and contact information for the verifier designated by the organization to carry out the verification;
(2)  the name of and contact information for the member of the International Accreditation Forum that accredited the verification organization, and the date of the accreditation;
(3)  the dates of the period during which the verification took place and the date of any visit to the enterprise, facility or establishment;
(4)  a description of any error or omission observed in the emissions report or relating to the data, information or methods used;
(5)  an assessment of the errors or omissions referred to in paragraph 4, calculated using the equation referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 6.7;
(6)  where applicable, the corrections made to the emissions report following the verification;
(7)  the total quantity of the emitter’s CO2 equivalent emissions for the report year, as well as the total quantity of CO2 emissions attributable to the combustion of biomass and biofuels; and
(8)  the conclusions of the verification concerning the accuracy and reliability of the emissions report.
M.O. 2010, s. 8.