Ontario's Cap and Trade Program - Upcoming Deadlines and Training Sessions

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Ontario's Cap and Trade ProgramOn May 26, 2016, the Province of Ontario finalized the rules for its new Cap and Trade program with the posting of the final Cap and Trade Program Regulation (O. Reg. 144) and the Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation O. Reg. 143).  More information on these Regulations can be viewed via an earlier blog post here.

There are several approaching deadlines in addition to the Ministry’s scheduled information and training sessions for stakeholders.

  • September 1, 2016 – Free Allowance Application Deadline.  Free Allowances must be calculated in accordance with the MOECC guidance document Methodology for the Distribution of Ontario Emission Allowances Free of Charge (attached).  The allowance application form is available via email request from CTApplications@ontario.ca.  The MOECC is offering training sessions related to the application process (see below).
  • Training Sessions – Emission Allowances Applications – This session will provide an overview of the application form for free of charge emission allowances.
    • Webinars will be held between 10:00AM and 12:00PM (EDT) on the following dates:
      • Tuesday, July 19
      • Wednesday, July 27
      • Monday, August 15
    • Register by submitting the following information ASAP by email to Stephanie.Liu@ontario.ca
      • First & last name
      • Company name & position
      • Contact info – email & phone number
      • Preferred session date
  • November 30, 2016 – Deadline for registration for the Compliance Instruments Tracking System Service (CITSS), the online system the MOECC will be utilizing for the Cap and Trade Program; registration opens in early August.  A facility is required to register under O. Reg. 144/16 as a mandatory participant if the O. Reg. 452 reporting threshold of  >25,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent (CO2e) was met for the 2015 reporting year.  O. Reg. 143/16 allows facilities emitting between 10,000 – 25,000 CO2e to opt-in to the program as voluntary participants.  Training on the CITSS system will be available (see below). 
  • Training Sessions – CITSS – The MOECC is offering a 3-module webinar training program and recommends at least 2 personnel from your company attend.  However, the registration deadline for the sessions was July 12. LEHDER anticipates registrations will still be accepted however there were limited session spaces available.
    • Module 1 – CITSS user registration, system navigation, recognition as an Account Agent.
      • Session dates (13:00-15:00 EDT) – July 19, July 26, August 9
    • Module 2 – CITSS participant registration, account application, managing information within the system.
      • Session dates (13:00-15:00 EDT) – July 20, July 27, August 10
    • Module 3 – Corporate Associations – how to disclose your business relationships with other entities (ongoing requirement for CITSS) and complete the disclosure form.
      • Session dates (13:00-15:00 EDT) – July 21, July 28, August 11
    • Register by submitting the following information ASAP by email to tyler.hunt@ontario.ca
      • First & last name
      • Company name & position
      • Contact info – email & phone number (work)
      • Preferred session dates for each module

LEHDER is pleased to provide support to our clients and assist with your application process through the implementation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program. For more information, please contact Marnie Freer.