Publication of draft Alberta Equivalency Agreement and Proposed Order

Publication of draft Alberta Equivalency Agreement and Proposed Order

The Federal Government has released a draft Alberta Equivalency Agreement on Methane Regulations, inviting comments for a 60-day period.

 What does “equivalency” mean? Alberta’s Methane Emission Reduction Regulation (delivered through updates to AER Directive 060 and Directive 017) has been assessed to achieve the equivalent expected methane emissions reductions as the Federal methane regulations released in 2018. This will be achieved through the following measures:

  • Limits on venting of gas from upstream oil and gas facilities.
  • Fugitive emission requirements from the implementation of an emissions management program.
  • Limits on venting of gas applicable to pneumatic devices and instruments, including pneumatic pumps and controllers, after 2022.
  • Limits on emissions from centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
  • Additional provisions to limit emissions from glycol dehydrators.

Comments can be submitted until August 5, 2020 by email to ec.methane-methane.ec@canada.ca.  For comments on the draft Equivalency Agreement, cite “Alberta Methane Equivalency Agreement” in the subject header.  For comments on the proposed Order, cite “Alberta Order 1118” in the subject header.

The full text published in the Canada Gazette Part I can be accessed at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2020/2020-06-06/pdf/g1-15423.pdf.

Contact us at info@envirosoft.com if you would like to discuss the impact of the various regulatory requirements on your company, and how Envirosoft’s software and professional services can assist you.

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