OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - After five years of collaboration with the fertilizer industry, Environment and Climate Change Canada published its Code of Practice for the Management of PM2.5 Emissions in the Potash Sector in Canada on Sept. 9.
Designed for use by the potash industry, the Code includes information to facilitate the development and implementation of best practices to control and minimize emissions of PM2.5, a fine salt particulate that can contribute to smog. Annual PM2.5 emissions from the Canadian potash industry represent less than two per cent of total industrial emissions.
"The publishing of this Code is the conclusion of a successful, cooperative process between Environment and Climate Change Canada, government stakeholders and the fertilizer industry," said Garth Whyte, President and CEO of Fertilizer Canada. "Fertilizer Canada is pleased with the resulting mutually-agreed upon Code of Practice that reflects our industry's existing commitment to environmental stewardship."
The Code endorses and implements the new Air Quality Management System (AQMS), which includes Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter such as PM2.5 and other substances. Developed by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Code's main focus is the optimum operation of PM2.5 emission abatement equipment and environmental management practices.
More information about the Code of Practice for the Management of PM2.5 Emissions in the Potash Sector in Canada can be found at www.ec.gc.ca.
Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada's economy, contributing over $12 billion annually and 12,000 jobs. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. Please visit fertilizercanada.ca.
SOURCE Fertilizer Canada
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