Building Energy Retrofit Guideline
Purpose: To receive stakeholder feedback on proposed strategy and framework for an energy retrofit guideline to be developed.
Target Audience: Building stakeholders: building owners and operators, service providers, building associations, utilities, municipal/provincial/territorial organizations.
Intended Outcome: Stakeholder input is to provide direction on the future development of the energy retrofit guide. The intended outcome of the energy retrofit guide is to encourage and assist the building community to engage in a greater number of energy retrofit projects, and consider opportunities to expand the scope of any renovation project to include energy efficiency.
Time Frame: March 2013 to May 2013.
For further information, please contact Mark Newman at: manewman@NRCan.gc.ca.
Outcome: Consultations completed. Outcomes included a call for a retrofit guideline that focuses on best practices, case studies and a roadmap for building energy retrofits.
Webinar consultation on barriers to the adoption of green mining technologies
Purpose: To receive feedback on a proposed path forward to address barriers to the adoption of new mining technologies.
Target Audience: Mining stakeholders (regulators, Government, industry, academia, research organizations, NGOs, Aboriginal groups).
Intended Outcome: Develop a plan for the next steps, and recommendations for Energy and Mines Ministers Conference.
Time Frame: Early April 2013.
Outcome: Consultation completed. Please see webinar on Green Mining
Strategic Framework for Geospatial Standards
Purpose: To facilitate the development of a strategy and roadmap for geospatial standards in support of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, including background analysis and guidance for the GeoConnections program.
Target Audience: An advisory committee will be established including stakeholders representing federal and provincial governments, industry, and organizations involved in standards for geospatial interoperability as well as users and developers involved in the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure.
Intended Outcome: To ensure a strategic framework based on sound requirements analysis and stakeholder input.
Time Frame: December 2012 - June 2013.
Outcome: Consultations completed and results pending. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Energy Efficient Tire Recognition Initiative
Purpose: Development of a recognition system for energy efficient tires to guide consumers in making informed choices about fuel-efficient tires.
Target Audience: Consumers and consumer organizations (automotive and consumer products).
Intended Outcome: Preliminary identification of issues, concerns and information requirements by consumers and consumer organizations.
Time Frame: December 2011 – December 2012
Outcome: Consultation with stakeholders representing manufacturers, retailers and related associations met on November 14, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario. The results of the consultation will be used to feed into the development of NRCan’s Fuel-efficient tire information system.
Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Program Engagement Strategy
Purpose: To consult/engage key building sector opinion leaders and stakeholders regarding the roll-out of the Canadian adapted version of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Benchmarking tool (Portfolio Manager) in 2013.
Target Audience: Key building sector opinion leaders and stakeholders, and utilities.
Intended Outcome**: Enhanced support and endorsement by key sector stakeholders of the tool, increased communication channels, etc.
Time Frame: Jan 2012 until roll-out of the tool in 2013.
Outcome: Consultation completed and results pending.
Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
Purpose: To provide a sense of stakeholder reaction to proposed minimum energy performance standards and labeling requirements.
Target Audience: Manufacturers, distributors, retailers of energy using products, provincial/territorial governments, utilities, non-governmental organizations and the general public.
Intended Outcome: Communication and validation of the analysis upon which intended standards were proposed.
Time Frame: Ongoing to follow up on amendments to regulations (Consultations for Amendments 11 and 12 are complete).
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Implementation of Amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations
Purpose: To inform, consult and collaborate on the implementation of Amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations.
Target Audience: Dealers and importers of products subject to the Energy Efficiency Regulation.
Intended Outcome: Dealers will have more accurate understanding of their obligations under the Regulations and NRCan will have an opportunity to communicate its compliance approach.
Time Frame: 2012.
Conduct of scientific studies aimed at mapping 60% of the North to modern geological standards
Purpose: To engage Northerners on the conduct of scientific studies aimed at mapping 60% of the North to modern geological standards, including the potential environmental and economic impacts of the work and strategies to maximize the value of the work for the benefit of Northern communities. The proposed scientific activities will be presented to communities which will have opportunity to provide feedback to inform project planning. To consider opportunities for projects to incorporate activities that will add value for Northerners.
Target Audience: Northern communities, Inuit associations, and a technical advisory committee of Northern Stakeholders.
Intended Outcome: Economic and social benefits accrue to Northern communities as the scientific activities of the GEM program guide land use and investment decisions without disrupting traditional Northern ways of life.
Time Frame: May to September 2012.
Public awareness session on upcoming groundwater geoscience field activities in the Nanaimo Regional District
Purpose: To inform on upcoming drilling activities for groundwater geoscience purposes in Nanaimo Regional District (British Columbia).
Target Audience: Citizens of Nanaimo Regional District, British Columbia.
Intended Outcome: Citizens of the Nanaimo Regional District are aware of groundwater field activities performed in their neighbourhood.
Time Frame: Project postponed - no new date identified.
Explosives Regulatory Modernization, Explosives Regulations 2012
Purpose: To inform, consult and collaborate with industry and OGDs on the proposed changes to the Explosives Regulations that are slated for pre-publication in the Canada Gazette 1 in March, 2012.
Target Audience: Throughout this timeframe, a number of industry consultations will be held in addition to the consolidation of feedback/response from industry/general public when the proposed regulations are pre-published in Canada Gazette 1.
Intended Outcome: The Explosives Regulations, 2012 package introduces new requirements that reflect existing industry practices and standards. This initiative will clarify regulatory intent through better structure and clearer, simpler language, use modern regulatory concepts and reflect evolving technologies and business practices.
Time Frame: Canadian Explosives Industry Association (CEAEC) – Two-day Annual Meeting early December.
Pre-Publication of proposed regulations is scheduled for late March 2012. The package will be posted for a 75-day consultation period.
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Mine Tailings Management
Purpose: To discuss science-policy issues on mine tailings management in Canada and to identify gaps and linkages with stakeholders.
Target Audience: Other government departments, academia, civil society groups, Aboriginal groups.
Intended Outcome: Clearer overall understanding of science-policy gaps in tailings management and areas where NRCan can be positively involved in the next 5 to 10 years.
Time Frame: Postponed – no new date set.
Precursor Outreach Awareness Initiative
Purpose: To engage/promote awareness and education on the illicit use of explosive precursors through an integrated balance of regulatory and non-regulatory security outreach activities.
Target Audience: Throughout this timeframe, a number of industry and law enforcement consultations will take place. Industry consultations include the Chemical Association of Canada, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and Canadian Fertilizer Institute.
Intended Outcome: An information and training outreach effort that promotes a heightened degree of vigilance and assists point-of-sale staff in the recognition of suspicious attempts to purchase such chemicals.
Time Frame: December 2011 – March 2012.
R-2000 Standard Renewal
Purpose: Development of a new requirement for the R-2000 Standard by a committee of technical experts from across Canada.
Target Audience: R-2000 Standard stakeholders across Canada, builders, energy professionals, service organizations, utilities, manufacturers/suppliers, renewable representatives, consumer representatives, and the public.
Intended Outcome: An updated R-2000 technical standard ready for adoption across Canada.
Outcome: The public review of the R-2000 documents ended October 2011. Comments received in the public review process will be considered by an advisory committee late winter 2012 for inclusion in the 2014 Standard. The 2012 R-2000 Standard will be published in January 2012.
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Time Frame: December 2009 – October 2011.
Marine Renewable Energy Technology Roadmap (MRE-TRM)
Purpose: To consult with stakeholders to identify the key issues to deploying marine renewable energy technologies in Canada.
Target Audience: Marine Energy Technology Developers, Ocean Renewable Energy Group Association, academia, utilities, other industries related to marine energy, federal, provincial/territorial, municipal and regional governments.
Intended Outcome: A long-term strategy for the marine renewable energy sector. The document will identify a vision, and the technological issues and challenges that need to be addressed to meet the vision.
Outcome: Marine Renewables Canada
Time Frame: September 2010 – March 2011.
Roundtable on the Use of Natural Gas in Canada’s Transportation Sector
Purpose: Development of a roadmap for natural gas use in the transportation sector. The roadmap work will address knowledge gaps, inform public and private decision making, and define government and industry roles moving forward. It will investigate the transportation applications that would be optimal for the use of natural gas, assist in determining long-term investment requirements by stakeholders and outline key steps for implementation. It will investigate the transportation applications that would be optimal for the use of natural gas; and assist in determining long-term investment requirements by stakeholders.
Target Audience: Industry, associations, provinces, port authorities, academia, NGOs
Intended Outcome: Determine priorities and confirm the workplan for a joint initiative to develop a roadmap for increased use of natural gas in Canada’s transportation sector.
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Proposed Amendments to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act (EIRDA)
Purpose: To seek stakeholders’ views and gather their input on the proposed amendments to the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act (EIRDA). The proposed amendments to EIRDA are meant to strengthen the implementation of the Kimberley Process in Canada.
Target Audience: This consultation includes representatives of the following groups:
- Civil society
- The diamond industry, including retailers
- Extracting facilities
- Academia and research centers
- Trading houses
- Transportation and security companies
Intended Outcome: Stakeholders’ comments will contribute to the development of policy options.
Time Frame: Postponed.