In order to align with certain changes to the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances (“RSEPDE”), the RDOCECA draft regulation also needs to be amended.
This alignment is intended to allow issuers to register early with the CATS or extend their participation in the CATS if they wish.
Other proposed amendments include:
- An amendment to protocol QC.30 regarding specific information to be reported for fuel distributors (in relation to the certifications that the declaration must contain, in particular those that must be signed by industrial issuers or voluntary members, and more specifically, by persons authorized to sign these declarations)
- An amendment to protocol QC.1 regarding methods for estimating missing data
- Greater flexibility regarding the visits required as part of a greenhouse gas reporting audit
- An update of the greenhouse gas emission factors associated with the importation of electricity
The draft regulation
is available on the Quebec government website.
The 30-day public comment period to leave comments for Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les Changement Climatique de la Faune et des Parcs ended on December 10, 2022. The amendments are due to come into effect on January 1, 2023.