Updates to Saskatchewan OBPS effective January 1, 2023

Envirosoft - January 11, 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, updates to Saskatchewan's Output-Based Performance Standards now include:

  1. Flaring and Onsite transportation: Saskatchewan’s OBPS program will cover flaring and on-site transportation emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector. These emissions will be included in a regulated facility’s total regulated emissions reported each year, beginning in 2023. On-site transportation emissions will be included in a regulated facility’s baseline and regulated emitters in this sector will have the flexibility to include or not include flaring emissions in the baseline for their regulated facility.
  2. Industrial Process emissions: The facility’s permitted emissions will include an allocation applied to the average baseline industrial process emissions intensity for the facility. CO2 produced at a regulated facility that is captured and used as feedstock for the production of urea will not be considered an industrial process emission and will not be covered under the OBPS program.

Have questions about how your organization may be affected by upcoming changes? Envirosoft is here to help. Reach out to support@envirosoft.com to talk to our team about your air emissions compliance.