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New emissions regulations set by federal government

Gatineau, QC – The federal government announced this week that it has finalized new air pollutant regulations. Catherine McKenna, the minister of environment and climate change, said the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations establish Canada’s first-ever mandatory national air pollutant emissions standards for major industrial facilities.

The regulations will contribute significantly to reducing emissions that contribute to smog and acid rain including 2,000 kilotonnes of nitrogen oxide emission reductions in the first 19 years.

The regulations apply to thousands of sources of air pollution across Canada. The requirements target boilers and heaters, cement kilns and stationary engines, such as those used for compression to move gas along pipelines or used for back-up generators.

The regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on June 29, 2016.