6.1. Every person or municipality operating an establishment that, during a calendar year, emits into the atmosphere greenhouse gases mentioned in Schedule A.1 in a quantity equal to or greater than 10,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent must report those emissions to the Minister in accordance with this Division until such time as the emissions have been below the reporting threshold for 4 consecutive years.
Every person or municipality operating an enterprise that purchases electricity produced outside Québec for its own consumption or for sale in Québec must also report the emissions attributable to the production of that electricity, under the first paragraph. For such an emitter, and for an emitter that exports, transports or distributes electricity, an enterprise that transports or distributes natural gas, or an enterprise that carries on gas or oil exploration or production, the reporting threshold provided for in the first paragraph applies to the enterprise as a whole.
Every person or municipality operating an enterprise that, during a calendar year, distributes fuel and is referred to in section 85.33 of the Act respecting the Régie de l’énergie (chapter R-6.01) is required, if the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the combustion or use of the fuel distributed, calculated in accordance with protocol QC.30 in Schedule A.2, are equal to or exceed 25,000 metric tons CO2 equivalent, to report the emissions to the Minister in accordance with this Division until the emissions have been below the reporting threshold for 4 consecutive years.
For the purposes of this Division, an enterprise operated by an emitter referred to in the second and third paragraphs is considered to be an establishment.
When an establishment referred to in the first paragraph has more than one facility, the data for each facility must be identified separately.
In addition, when an enterprise, a facility or an establishment changes operator during a year, the declaration must be made by the new operator. The previous operator must provide the new operator with all the data required for the report for the period of the year for which the enterprise, facility or establishment was under his or her responsibility.
When an emitter referred to in the first, second or third paragraph permanently closes an establishment for which the greenhouse gas emissions reached or exceeded the reporting threshold during the preceding calendar year, it must, within 6 months of closing the establishment, send to the Minister an emissions report for the period during which the establishment was operating but was not covered by such a report.
M.O. 2010-12-06, s. 8; M.O. 2011-12-16, s. 5; M.O. 2012-09-05, s. 1; M.O. 2012-12-11, s. 6.