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March 11, 2014

Ontario’s New Air Standard for Pulp and Paper Operations and Guidelines for Large Wood-Fired Combustors

The Ontario Ministry of Environment has finalized the technology-based air pollution standard for pulp and paper mills (the Standard) and a proposed guideline for large wood-fired combustors (the Guideline). The new Standard and Guideline aim to control air emissions of key contaminants including total reduced sulphur, chlorine, PAHs, particulate and carbon monoxide.

Both the Standard and the Guideline were posted to the Environmental Registry on March 6, 2014. The deadline for comments on the Guideline is May 5, 2014.

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