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Overview

The Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) replaced the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) on Jan 1, 2018.

The CCIR applies to facilities that emitted 100,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in 2003, or a subsequent year.

A facility with less than 100,000 tonnes of GHGs may be eligible to opt-in to the CCIR if it competes against a facility regulated under the CCIR or has more than 50,000 tonnes of annual emissions, high emissions-intensity and trade-exposure.

Facility owners may also be eligible to receive economic relief under the Compliance Cost Containment Program.

The CCIR is amended as of November 20, 2018.

Regulation

Opt-in application

Sites that satisfy the criteria under the regulation may apply to opt-in to the regulation.

By opting in, facilities become exempt from the application of the carbon levy for fuels whose emissions are included in their site reporting.

Application for assigned benchmark

Sites that produce products which do not have an established or assigned benchmark may apply for an assigned benchmark.

Compliance reporting documents

All facilities are required to submit annual compliance reports yearly by Mar 31. Forecasting facilities are also required to submit interim compliance reports in each quarter.

Directive for quantification of area fugitive emissions at oil sands mines

Forecasting report

Forecasting reports are required under the regulations for facilities that have had emissions greater than 1 million tonnes.

Verification documents

Version 3.0 of the Standard for Validation, Verification and Audit is applicable for 2019 compliance reporting.

Drafts for comment

Stakeholder presentations and other background information

Fact sheets:

Presentations:

Compliance Cost Containment Program

If incremental CCIR compliance costs exceed 3% of sales or 10% of profit at a facility, the owner of that facility may be eligible to receive relief under the program.

Contact

Connect with Alberta Environment and Parks about the CCIR and CCP:
Email: [email protected]

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