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|B.C. Reg. 392/2008
|Deposited December 9, 2008
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 55/2010, April 1, 2010]
|3||How measurements of emissions are to be expressed|
|4||PSO sources of greenhouse gas emissions|
|5||Additional reporting requirements|
|6||How emissions and their levels are to be determined|
|8||Carbon neutral action reports|
1 (1) In this regulation:
"Act" means the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act;
"carbon dioxide equivalent" means the mass of carbon dioxide that would produce the same global warming impact as a given mass of another greenhouse gas, as determined using the 100 year time horizon global warming potential set out in column 4 of the Schedule;
"director" means the government employee designated in writing by the minister as director for the purposes of the Act;
"responsible minister" , in relation to a public sector organization, means the minister who is the appropriate minister within the meaning of section 24 of the Financial Administration Act.
(2) In the Act and this regulation:
"public business" , in relation to the Provincial government, means business necessary or ancillary to a public official's duties;
"public official" means
(a) a member of the Legislative Assembly and any person on the member's staff,
(b) an employee of the government of British Columbia,
(c) a member or employee of a tribunal as defined in the Administrative Tribunals Act and includes a member or employee of the Forests Appeals Commission continued under section 194 of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act,
(d) a provincial court judge, justice of the peace or judicial justice,
(e) an employee of the Legislative Assembly, including a permanent officer of the Legislative Assembly appointed under section 39 (1) of the Constitution Act, or
(f) an officer of the legislature within the meaning of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and an employee of an officer of the legislature
but does not include
(g) an officer or employee of a government body within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act;
"Treasury Board" means the Treasury Board continued by the Financial Administration Act.
[am. B.C. Reg. 55/2010, s. 1.]
2 Canadian Blood Services is excluded from the definition of "public sector organization" in section 1 of the Act.
3 For the purposes of the Act, greenhouse gas emissions must be expressed in tonnes based on their carbon dioxide equivalencies and tonnes of each specific greenhouse gas listed in the Schedule.
4 (1) In this section:
"building" includes a structure or other permanent improvement;
"equipment" includes components of an information technology system;
"indirect energy emissions" , in relation to a public sector organization or the supply of a good or service, means greenhouse gas emissions specifically associated with the production of electricity, steam, heating or cooling that is consumed or used by the organization or supplier;
(2) Subject to subsection (3), the following greenhouse gas emissions are deemed to be PSO greenhouse gas emissions:
(a) direct emissions and indirect energy emissions from the heating, air conditioning and lighting of a building or portion of a building owned or leased by the public sector organization, other than the heating, air conditioning and lighting of a building that is leased to another public sector organization;
(b) direct emissions and indirect energy emissions from the operation of appliances, equipment and machinery, other than mobile combustion sources, owned or leased by the public sector organization;
(c) direct emissions from the operation of a vehicle or other mobile combustion source, other than a public transit or school bus owned or leased by the public sector organization;
(d) in relation to the Provincial government, direct emissions and indirect energy emissions from the supply of travel and accommodation services to a public official who is travelling on public business for which travel expenses and accommodation expenses are covered by the consolidated revenue fund;
(e) direct emissions from the production of office paper purchased by the public sector organization for use in its business.
(3) Greenhouse gas emissions from an electricity generating facility or electricity transmission equipment operated by the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority or British Columbia Transmission Corporation are not emissions for which that authority or corporation are deemed to be responsible under the Act.
[am. B.C. Reg. 272/2009, App. B, s. 1.]
5 In addition to the requirements of the Act and this regulation relating to PSO greenhouse gas emissions, a public sector organization must determine and report greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the operation of a public transit bus or school bus that is owned or leased by the public sector organization.
6 A public sector organization must determine, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions in the manner and form specified by the director.
7 A public sector organization that is required to acquire or dispose of emission offsets in order to be carbon neutral must do so by acquiring them from or disposing of them to the Pacific Carbon Trust on terms and conditions approved by the Treasury Board.
[am. B.C. Reg. 55/2010, s. 2.]
8 (1) Before making a carbon neutral action report public in accordance with section 8 of the Act, a public sector organization, other than the Provincial Government, must submit a draft report to the responsible minister.
(2) A draft report under subsection (1) must be submitted
(a) in the form and with the content specified by the director, and
(b) on the earlier of
(i) at least one month before the day on which the public sector organization intends to make the report public, and
(ii) March 31.
[en. B.C. Reg. 272/2009, App. B, s. 2.]
Specified Gases and Their Global Warming Potentials
(100 year time
|9||HFC-134||C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2)||1 000|
|10||HFC-134a||C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3)||1 300|
|12||HFC-143a||C2H3F3 (CF3CH3)||3 800|
|30||Sulphur hexafluoride||SF6||23 900|
[Provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, S.B.C. 2007, c. 42, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 12]
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