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Regulatory Bulletin, February 2024

Federal Government Opening Consultation for GHG Emissions Reduction Targets & Various Initiatives – Have Your Say!

The federal government is opening consultation and engagement activities for GHG Emission Reduction Targets, Right to Healthy Environment, and Design Options for Clean Electricity.

Furthermore, the Government of Alberta released the 2024 Budget – notable initiatives include funding for emissions reduction programs, new intake construction, water management initiatives, and drought preparedness.

In addition to these developments, the Government of BC announced a new industrial carbon pricing system, effective 1 April 2024.

Download the full document for further information on climate action initiatives and policy updates across Canada.

About: This bulletin highlights the regulatory changes and updates within the energy and natural resource sectors in North America that the Integrated Sustainability team has been tracking through February 2024.

Federal

  • Public Engagement Launched for 2035 GHG Emissions Reduction Target
  • Consultation Launched on the Right to a Healthy Environment
  • Updates to Consultation & Design Options for Clean Electricity Regulations
  • Draft Regulation for the Reduction of VOC’s

Alberta

  • Alberta Budget 2024 – Funding for Water
  • Renewable Project Application Review Open
  • New Drought Advisory Committee for Alberta
  • New Edition of Directive 023 & Directive 026 Rescinded
  • Workplace Health & Safety Updates
  • Updates to Reclamation Pilots Pilot Projects

British Columbia

  • BCER Authority for Heritage Conservation Act
  • New Methane Emissions Requirements Effective & New Leak Detection & Repair Requirements
  • BC’s New Industrial Carbon Pricing
  • BC Not Proceeding with Proposed Land Act Amendments
  • New Practice Guidelines for Erosion and Sediment Control
  • BCER Recommendations for Wildfire Preparedness
  • BCER Annual Work Plan Submission for Dormant Sites, Pipelines & Facilities

Saskatchewan

  • Water Security Agency Releases Preliminary Runoff Report – Reservoirs at Normal Levels
  • Saskatchewan Response to Federal Emission Cap

 Feature Report

  • Integrated Sustainability’s Information Session: Drought Adaptation Planning – Strategic Water Sourcing: 6 Alternatives for Basin Shutdowns

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