As GHG capture and storage are set to play an essential role in reaching Québec’s carbon neutrality goals, the regulation must be amended. The amendments are meant to bring within its scope facilities that capture, store, re-use or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and those that intake such emissions as transfers from other facilities, without regard for the RMRCECA reporting threshold.
Some tables are to be amended to include biomethane and change the properties and emission factors for landfill gas and biogas in protocol QC.1 (Stationary combustion).
Harmonization amendments to the RMRCECA from the latest amendments to the RCATS (the regulation to amend the RCATS(PDF, 1 MB) was enacted on August 17, 2022) are required to obtain the data needed to separately account for GHG emissions caused by generating electricity through cogeneration and those from pulp and paper manufacturing processes, for the purposes of applying the RCATS.
Emission factors for importing electricity are updated annually.
Protocol QC.29, which applies to natural gas transmission and distribution, must be amended to correct typos.
Please note that an
administrative version(French PDF, 603 ko) of the proposed amendments is also available,