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Mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere

Report your air emissions

2016 Report - Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Inventory of air emissions

The purpose of the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere is to collect information relating primarily to contaminants responsible for increasing the greenhouse effect, acid rain, smog, and toxic pollution. By applying this regulation, the Ministère will be able to produce a comprehensive picture of the principal air emissions, thereby making it possible to monitoring the state of the environment more closely.

The contaminants referred to in this regulation are greenhouse gases, the main air contaminants, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds, as well as toxic contaminants like metals and organic compounds.

In addition to data on air emissions, Québec establishments must provide certain information needed for calculating emissions. This includes data on fuels used and their characteristics, data pertaining to production or raw materials, and the emission factors used. This data is confidential and will be treated as such by the Ministère.

2016 Report

Emitters must report their emissions in accordance with the Regulation as amended in December 2015.

The most important information for reporting your greenhouse gas emissions is provided below:

  • The reporting threshold for GHG emissions is 10,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent, with the exception of fuel distributors whose threshold is set at 200 litres.
  • The use of all protocols (QC.1 to QC.34) is mandatory.
  • For any other activity during 2016, emitters must use the best data at their disposal.
  • Emitters are requested to use the emission calculation methods prescribed by the amendments made to the Regulation in December 2016.
  • For emitters covered by the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances, the verification report must be filed no later than June 1, 2017.

Covered emitters must submit the required information no later than June 1, 2017.

Report your air emissions online!

All emitters covered by the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere can access the Québec Air Emissions Inventory (IQEA) online to file their reports.
The démarche pas à pas/step-by-step procedure (French, Fichier en format pdfPDF, 6,2 MB) will guide emitters in filing their reports.

Submit your verification report by mail

Québec Air Emissions Inventory
Direction générale de la réglementation carbone et des données d’émission
Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
675 René-Lévesque Blvd. East, 5th Floor, Box 30
Québec, Québec  G1R 5V7

Contact us

  • On reporting air emissions and the Regulation, contact the team responsible for the IQEA by phone at 418 521-3833 or by email.

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