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Iron and Steel

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Consultations on the draft Code of Practice to Reduce Fugitive Emissions of Total Particulate Matter and Volatile Organic Compounds from the Iron, Steel and Ilmenite Sector

Comment period: June 16, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Contact:  Steel-Acier@ec.gc.ca

The Code of Practice was developed by Environment Canada in consultation with steel industry representatives and other stakeholders. The Code of Practice outlines best practices to reduce fugitive emissions of total particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. The sector is subdivided into three sub-sectors: integrated mills, mini-mills and ilmenite smelting facilities.

Environment Canada would like to extend an offer to consult on the draft Code of Practice.

Please send your comments before August 15, 2014 to:


Mining and Processing Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 18th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-420-7381
Email: Steel-Acier@ec.gc.ca

Once all comments have been reviewed and addressed, a revised Code of Practice will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. A response to comments will also be published.

Codes of Practice

Environment Canada, First Edition:  Environmental Codes of Practice for Integrated and for Non-Integrated Steel Mills (March 2001)

Related Links

For a summary of emissions from the Canadian Aluminium and Alumina sector, please visit Environment Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory.

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Canada is obligated to prepare and submit an annual National Greenhouse Gas Inventory covering anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks.

Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Canada introduced the Chemicals Management Plan, which protects human health and the environment by assessing chemicals used in Canada to ensure they are managed appropriately to prevent harm to Canadians and their environment.