On March 7, 2017, the emission measurement and reporting sections of the Management of Greenhouse Gas Act and the related Management of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations took effect. These laws impose new reporting obligations and specific methodological requirements in relation to the required reports, and the verification and audit of the reported data. They target facilities emitting at least 15,000 tonnes of CO2 (equivalent) annually that are involved in:
- Manufacturing and processing, including petroleum refining
- Mining and oil and gas extraction within the province (but not in the offshore area)
- Electricity generation.