Federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program – 2018 Reporting Year

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Federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program – 2018 Reporting Year

The 2018 Reporting Period was opened on Friday, March 29, 2019 for the Canadian Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).  Reports are due June 1, 2019 via the Single Window system, and pertain to GHG emitted between January 1 and December 31, 2018.  For most facilities, the reporting threshold is 10 000 tonnes of CO2eq emitted during 2018.  In accordance with the 2018 Reporting Notice published on January 19, 2019, the 2018 reporting year encompasses Phases 1 and 2 of the expanded reporting requirements.  

Facilities covered under Phases 1 and Phase 2 must utilize specific quantification methodologies to estimate emissions which are detailed in Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2018.   Phase 1 and 2 activities include:

  • CO2 capture, transport, and storage activities
  • mining
  • electricity and heat generation
  • petroleum refineries
  • the production of:
    • cement
    • lime
    • aluminium
    • iron and steel
    • ethanol
    • ammonia
    • nitric acid
    • hydrogen
    • pulp and paper
    • base metal

Due to similarities with Provincial reporting requirements, facilities in BC, ON, PQ, NS and NL can elect to submit their provincial report to the GHGRP to satisfy 2018 reporting requirements.  Environment and Climate Change Canada has not indicated whether this coordination will be offered in subsequent years.  More details are available on the GHGRP Reporting website.  

Contact LEHDER for more information and assistance.