Air Emission Monitoring, Testing and Compliance Reporting
Owners and/or operators of commercial and industrial facilities are required to monitor and report emissions. In Ontario, Regulation 127/01 entitled 'Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting' became law on May 1, 2001 under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and covers 358 air contaminants based on source sectors. Facilities meeting the criteria are required to monitor and report airborne contaminant discharges. This requirement has been harmonized with the Federal National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting system.The most common criteria that cover commercial operations or facilities which have combustion equipment such as boilers, heaters, ovens or other equipment with a name plate capacity of greater than 3 million British Thermal Units per hour. Other parameters are dependant of the processes involved in the facility but may include sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and HFC-134a emissions but only if the reporting criteria are met.
Ontario Regulation 127/01 - requires the calculation and reporting of air emissions if specific criteria are met by the facility. Facility owners and operators are required to submit annual reports under the regulation. These must be made available for viewing and be retained and accessible for at least seven years after submission. Federal regulations also require monitoring of pollutant discharges through the NPRI. Airborne pollutant releases must now be submitted to the Federal and Provincial Ministries through a common submission format.Envirocure Environmental Consultants Inc. has the experience and personnel to assist owners and operators meet their current regulatory requirements.