Emissions reporting may seem like a confusing or even an intimidating task for businesses that do not do this routinely. Even corporate environmental officers can find it difficult to aggregate and process the data to ensure compliance since emissions reporting requirements have changed and increased over time. In addition to helping clients with NPRI reporting, Airzone can also help in reporting Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions, federally and provincially, as well as help design and implement Toxic Reduction plans and quantify the priority substances that require reporting. Furthermore, on the municipal level we can help small businesses in Toronto prepare and submit their ChemTRAC data.
The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) program is administered by Environment Canada and requires an emissions report for over 300 substances annually, due on June 1st of every year. The program tracks releases to the air and water and solid waste disposals and is required of facilities that Manufacture, Process, or Otherwise (MPO) use one or more of the NPRI substances.
CHEMTRAC – The City of Toronto Bylaw (Municipal Code Chapter 423)
The Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw requires local facilities to report on any of the listed toxic chemicals that a facility manufactures, uses or releases to the environment if the amounts exceed the reporting thresholds. Facilities and businesses exempt from the Bylaw include:
- Facilities engaged solely in retail sales
- Medical or dental offices
- Construction and building maintenance sites
- Food and accommodation services
- Facilities that distribute, store or sell fuels
- Facilities that maintain and repair vehicles (if no painting or rebuilding is involved).