As of today, there are only 68 days left to register in Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program.
Registration takes time to complete.
Registration is a two-part process. Part 2 cannot be completed until Part 1 is complete, submitted and approved by the Ministry. The time required to meet some of the requirements of registration, such as the notarization of documents, may be outside of your direct control. This should be taken into account when you are planning for your registration.
The Ministry highly recommends that you complete your registration as early as possible.
Ontario’s Cap and Trade Help Desk team is available to answer your registration related questions. Contact the help desk by email at CThelp@ontario.ca or toll free at 1-888-217-3326.
Please see below for more information and some useful links.
The Cap and Trade Help Desk team, on behalf of:
Project Manager – Implementation
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Office
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
40 St. Clair Ave W., 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1M2
Who Should Register and When
You must register your facility in the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS) by November 30, 2016 if you:
- Are a mandatory participant in the Cap and Trade program, or
- Wish to participate in Ontario’s first Cap and Trade auction in March 2017.
If you have applied for emissions allowances, your registration must be complete (including submission of a voluntary participant form, if applicable) before you can receive your allowances.
In all cases, the Ministry highly recommends that you complete your registration as early as possible.
The Registration Process
CITSS is a management and tracking system for accounts and compliance instruments issued under the cap and trade program. You will require an account in CITSS in order to participate in Ontario auctions and obtain emission allowances.
Please note that registration is a two-part process and can take some time to complete.
Below is an overview of the two-part CITSS registration process.Part 1 of the CITSS Registration Process – Recognition of Account Agent (RAA) or User Registration
The Recognition as an Account Agent process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy of the application package consisting of forms and supplementary documents to support the verification of his/her identity. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.
You must complete Part 1 before you can complete Part 2.
Part 2 of the CITSS Registration Process – Participant Registration (PR) or Account Application
An approved account agent with a valid CITSS User ID must submit the Participant Registration (PR) application on behalf of a mandatory, voluntary, or market participant. The PR process requires the applicant to electronically submit an application through CITSS and to mail in a hard copy application package with signed copies of forms and supporting documents to the Director (Ontario Registrar).
The application requires the designation of Primary and Alternate Account Representatives, the addition of facilities when applicable and the disclosure of business relationships with other entities. Once the hard copy package is received by the Director (Ontario Registrar), the application can be processed for approval.
If you require more information and guidance on CITSS registration please visit the Ontario Cap and Trade website at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade-register-and-participate-citss
Alternatively you can also contact Ontario’s Cap and Trade Help Desk at:
Cap and Trade Helpdesk at CThelp@ontario.ca / 1-888-217-3326 (toll-free)
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For more information in regards to Ontario's Cap and Trade Program, please contact Marnie Freer.