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Air Quality Bulletins

Recent News and Projects – 2017

Spring 2017 News and Projects Airzone continues to act as an independent third-party reviewer for the Regional Municipality of Durham for the regulatory source testing of the Durham York Energy Centre. This review includes the auditing of laboratory analyses for key...

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New Lower Formaldehyde Exposure Limits – 2017

New Lower Formaldehyde Exposure Limits - 2017The current occupational exposure limits (OELs) for formaldehyde in Ontario, as provided in O. Reg. 833, includes a short-term exposure level (STEL) of 1 ppm and a ceiling limit of 1.5 ppm. Due to the notice of intended...

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2017 – NPRI Changes to Reporting Requirements

2017-NPRI Changes to Reporting Requirements Modifications to reporting thresholds: The mass threshold for cobalt (and its compounds) has been reduced from 10 tonnes to 50 kilograms, and the concentration threshold has been reduced from 1% to 0.1%. Information for...

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The MOECC has amended O. Reg. 524/98

The MOECC has Amended O. Reg. 524/98 The MOECC has amended O. Reg. 524/98 (commonly known as the Exemption Regulation) which lists all activities that do not require an emissions permit. This has included demolition activities, emissions related to small residences...

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New O. Reg. 1/17

New Ontario Self-Permitting Regulation (O. Reg. 1/17) The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has significantly changed environmental emissions permitting (formerly known as CofAs or ECAs) for many types of industries and facilities...

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Airzone Winter 2016 News Bulletin

Airzone Winter 2016 Newsletter MOECC Amends Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulation to Support Future Cap and Trade Program The amendments were enacted 1 January 2016 and include: lowering the...

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Airzone Summer 2016 News Bulletin

Airzone Summer 2016 Newsletter Further News on Updates to Guidance Supporting Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05) The Air and Waste Management Association and Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change held a meeting in Spring 2016 to further discuss the...

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Airzone Winter 2015 News Bulletin

Airzone Winter 2015 News Bulletin MOE Proposes Plan to Update AERMOD Regulatory Version Models on Regular Basis OReg 419 was introduced in 2005 as the new regulation governing air assessments for ECA/CofA applications and other types of air quality assessments...

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Airzone Summer 2015 Newsletter

Airzone Summer 2015 Newsletter MOECC Plant to Update AERMOD Regulatory Version Models on Regular Basis - Update As we reported in our previous newsletter, the MOECC was looking into developing an implementation plan for the adoption of new air dispersion models for...

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Airzone Gains MTO RAQS Registration

Airzone Gains MTO RAQS Registration Airzone is happy to announce that we have gained acceptance onto the Ministry of Transportation?s (MTO) Registry, Appraisal and Qualification System (RAQS). This accreditation awards Airzone the eligibility to work on MTO-related...

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