Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to support transition and implementation of Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards program

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 241/19
O. Reg. 390/18
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Summary of Decision:
We made regulatory amendments to support a smooth transition from the federal OBPS to Ontario's EPS program which applies new obligations and greenhouse gas performance standards for Ontario industry beginning on January 1, 2022.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The federal Output Based Pricing System (OBPS) is currently in effect in Ontario. Fully implementing the Emissions Performance System (EPS) program for 2022, including compliance obligations for covered facilities, will provide flexibility for Ontario circumstances as an alternative to the federal OBPS.

For covered facilities, the net present value of cost savings with the full implementation of the EPS is $105 million for 2022, calculated as the difference between total compliance costs under the EPS program and the federal OBPS.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
May 27, 2021
Summary of Proposal:
We are proposing additional amendments to further support industry's transition from the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to Ontario's emissions performance standards (EPS) program, as well as the administration and enforcement of the program, by clarifying certain compliance and reporting requirements.
Contact Address:
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Effective Date:
October 22, 2021