Reporting Regulation – Greenhouse Gas Reduction
(Cap and Trade) Act
Key Reporting Requirements
Detailed information for operators or owners of facilities who may have an obligation to report under the regulation is available on the information for reporting operations web page.
Reporting operations located in British Columbia with 10,000 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year (beginning in calendar year 2010 and exclusive of CO2 emissions from specific types of biomass) are required to begin collecting data related to emissions following prescribed methods as of January 1, 2010.
Each reporting operation with a requirement to report must submit their first report (for calendar year 2010 emissions) to the British Columbia Ministry of Environment by March 31, 2011. Reporting operations with 20,000 tonnes or more of CO2e emissions per year for any of the years 2006 through 2009 (exclusive of CO2 emissions from specific types of biomass) are required to also report annual emissions for those years with the first emissions report that they submit.
Types of facilities that may have an obligation to report include:
- Aluminum or alumina production
- Base metals smelting
- Cement production
- Chemical/petrochemical production
- Large commercial or institutional facilities
- Electricity generation and co-generation (thermal)
- Electricity transmission (SF6 emissions)
- Food production
- Lime manufacturing
- Non-metallic mineral products manufacturing
- Oil and gas extraction and gas processing
- Pipeline transportation/transmission
- Petroleum refining
- Pulp and paper production
- Wood products manufacturing
Facilities with 25,000 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year (exclusive of CO2 emissions from specific types of biomass) are required to provide a supplementary report including a verification statement from an accredited third party verifier by September 1, 2011 (for 2010 emissions).
Information and guidance addressing verification provisions of the regulation is available on the verification information web page.