Responsible Energy Inc. - Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

ERO number
013-3946
Ministry reference number
2043-B3UL73
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
October 12, 2018 - November 26, 2018 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
October 12, 2018
to November 26, 2018

Decision summary

An amended Environmental Compliance Approval has been issued to Responsible Energy Inc. for their facility located at 1301 Brockchem Road in Augusta Township.

Location details

Site address

1301 Brockchem Road
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
TOWNSHIP OF AUGUSTA, ON
K0E 1P0
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Responsible Energy Inc.
41 Broad Street
Brockville, ON
K6V 4T9
Canada

Decision details

An amended Environmental Compliance Approval has been issued to Responsible Energy Inc. for their facility located at 1301 Brockchem Road in Augusta Township.

The facility operates a pilot research and development (R & D) gasification reactor that uses proprietary Free Radical Gasification (FRG) conversion for the thermal degradation of up to a maximum of 10 tonnes per day and 3,300 tonnes per year of Carbonaceous Feedstock and Liquid Industrial Waste to produce non-condensable hydrocarbons (syngas).

The operations at the facility include feedstock preparation, conversion to syngas, syngas cleaning, syngas combustion in furnace and flaring.

Expected contaminants to the air include:

  • chlorine compounds
  • sulphur dioxide
  • nitrogen oxides
  • particulate matter
  • carbon monoxide
  • volatile organic compounds

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Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from April 22, 2020 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Rudolf Wan
Manager - Air Approvals

Environmental Permissions Branch
135 St Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

416-992-4379

Proponent(s)

Responsible Energy Inc.
41 Broad Street
Brockville, ON
K6V 4T9
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248

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Include the following:

ERO number
013-3946
Ministry reference number
2043-B3UL73

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
013-3946
Ministry reference number
2043-B3UL73
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

October 12, 2018 - November 26, 2018 (45 days)

Proposal details

Description of instrument:

This proposal is for an Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air and Noise) which replaces current Environmental Compliance Approvals 9710-AJBRUH at this facility and includes the addition of new or historically unapproved sources for all emissions from Responsible Energy Inc., a pilot gasification facility for producing syngas, located in the Augusta, Ontario.

The application includes all sources at the facility, including a flare and a cooling water tower.

Approval is sought for adding waste classes 211, 212, 247, 266 and 267 in a trial to be used as feedstock.

Emissions to the air from this facility include particulate matter, chlorine compounds (as HCI), nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.

The Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air), when issued permits modifications to the facility subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility to be specified on the Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air). The limited operational flexibility conditions have an expiry date. The company will be required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions.

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from October 12, 2018
to November 26, 2018

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