Environment Canada recently released its notice under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 regarding the reporting of greenhouses gases (GHGs) for 2012. All persons who operate a facility that emits 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or more of the enumerated GHGs (which include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and a variety of hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) are subject to mandatory reporting requirements as set out in the notice. The required information must be provided to the Minister of the Environment through Environment Canada’s Single Window system no later than June 1, 2013.

For more information, please see the Canada Gazette.