List of environmental performance agreements

See all draft, active and completed agreements.

Draft agreements

Air pollutants from the base metals sector

These draft agreements aim to implement the Base Level Industrial Emissions Requirements (BLIERs) developed for the base metals smelting and refining sector.

Air pollutants from the iron ore pellet sector

This draft agreement aims to implement the Base Level Industrial Emissions Requirements (BLIERs) developed for the iron ore pellet sector.

Air pollutants from the aluminium and alumina sector

This draft agreement aims to implement the Base Level Industrial Emissions Requirements (BLIERs) developed for the aluminium and alumina sector.

Active agreements

Vinyl industry (2015 to 2020)

This agreement aims to prevent the release of tin stabilizers into the environment by vinyl compounding facilities using tin stabilizers in Canada.

Refractory ceramic fibre industry (2013 to 2018)

This agreement aims to decrease the amount of refractory ceramic fibre in ambient air from companies involved in the manufacturing or processing of refractory ceramic fibre.

Environmental performance agreement respecting bisphenol A in paper recycling mill effluents (2013 to 2017)

This agreement aims to reduce the effluent releases of bisphenol A from paper recycling mills.

Completed agreements

Perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) and their precursors (2010 to 2015)

This agreement was with companies who sell perfluorochemical products in Canada which may contain residual PFOA, long chain PFCAs and precursors.

E.I. DuPont Canada Company (2010 to 2016)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce the manufacture of the ozone-depleting substance HCFCs.

Rio Tinto Alcan (2008 to 2014)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce the air emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Alcoa Ltd. (2008 to 2009)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce air emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Vinyl industry (2008 to 2013)

The purpose of this agreement was to prevent the release of tin stabilizers into the environment by vinyl compounding facilities using tin stabilizers in Canada.

Railway Association of Canada (2007 to 2010)

The purpose of this agreement was to address emissions of criterial air contaminants and GHGs from railway locomotives in Canada.

2-Butoxyethanol (2007 to 2012)

The purpose of this agreement was to ensure commercial paint and coatings for indoor use containing 2-butoxyethanol over set limits were not sold to the public.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (2004 to 2008)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce the use of specified priority substances used in the screen printing and digital imagining sectors.

Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (2002 to 2007)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce the use, generation and release of substances in the automotive parts sector.

Dow Chemical Canada Inc. (2001 to 2006)

The purpose of this agreement was to minimize emissions of 1,2-dichloroethane.

Canadian Chemical Producers' Association (2001 to 2005)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce the release of chemical substances through action under Canadian Chemical Producers' Association's Responsible Care program.

Agreements that were signed before the 2001 Policy Framework was endorsed

Algoma Steel Inc. (2001 to 2005)

The purpose of this agreement was to reduce or eliminate specific substances and air emissions, improve the management of solid waste and contaminated sediments, and other objectives.

Dofasco Inc. (1997 to 2005)

There were various purposes for this agreement including the protection and enhancement of the natural environment and the reduction of releases from its facilities.

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