Mandatory Reporting of Certain Emissions of Contaminants into the Atmosphere
The purpose of the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere is to collect information relating primarily to contaminants responsible for increasing the greenhouse effect, acid rain, smog, and toxic pollution. By applying this regulation, the Ministère will be able to produce a comprehensive picture of the principal air emissions, thereby making it possible to monitoring the state of the environment more closely.
The contaminants referred to in this regulation are greenhouse gases, the main air contaminants, such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds, as well as toxic contaminants like metals and organic compounds.
In addition to data on air emissions, Québec establishments must provide certain information needed for calculating emissions. This includes data on fuels used and their characteristics, data pertaining to production or raw materials, and the emission factors used. This data is confidential and will be treated as such by the Ministère.
Emitters must report their emissions in accordance with the Regulation as amended in December 2017.
The most important information for reporting your greenhouse gas emissions is provided below:
Covered emitters must submit the required information no later than June 1, 2019.
Report your air emissions online!
All emitters covered by the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere can access the Québec Air Emissions Inventory (IQEA) online to file their reports.
The démarche pas à pas/step-by-step procedure (French, PDF, 1.1 MB) will guide emitters in filing their reports.
Submit your verification report by mail
Québec Air Emissions Inventory