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FEATURE

CANADA'S CANADIEN
New Locomotive
sur les émissions
Nouveau Règlement

Emissions Regulations

des locomotives

BY JAMES CARELESS

PAR JAMES CARELESS

For the first time in Canadian history, Transport Canada is
regulating locomotive emissions.
Under the Locomotive Emissions Regulations (LER) - which
came into force under the Railway Safety Act on June 9, 2017 -
locomotives operating in Canada are now subject to the same
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) emissions standards
being applied to locomotives in the U.S. (In fact, the Canadian
emissions are based on Part 1033, Title 40 of the U.S. Code of
Federal Regulations.)
"Our clean transportation efforts will achieve emission
reductions, improve human health, and help protect the
environment, while supporting clean growth and generating
well-paying jobs for Canadians," said Minister of Transport
Marc Garneau. "We all will benefit by reducing rail sector emissions
and by supporting research of new and emerging technologies."
Worth noting: The new emissions standards only apply "to
railway companies that the federal government regulates and the
locomotives they operate," says Transport Canada on its website.
"They do not apply to local railway companies."
There are a number of other exceptions to the Locomotive
Regulations that reduce their bite. For instance, the new
regulations do not apply to locomotives manufactured before
1973, and those currently in use until they come into the shop for
servicing/remanufacturing.
Still, these exemptions do not change the fact that Ottawa is
getting serious about reducing locomotive emissions, in an effort
to slow down climate change.
"The transportation sector in Canada generated 54.5 per cent
of all NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions and 8.2 per cent of all PM
(particulate matter) emissions in 2015," said the Locomotive
Emissions Regulations' Executive Summary (LER Executive
Summary). "Of these amounts, rail transportation was responsible
for 12.3 per cent of NOx and 5.7 per cent of PM emissions."
Now that the Locomotive Emissions Regulations are in force,
"It is expected that the Regulations will result in a reduction
of locomotive emissions of approximately 79.6 kilotonnes
and 1.4 kilotonnes of NOx and PM emissions, respectively (or
a reduction of 9.3 per cent and 8.0 per cent of NOx and
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Pour la première fois dans l'histoire du Canada, Transports
Canada réglemente les émissions des locomotives.
En vertu du Règlement sur les émissions des locomotives (REL),
qui est entré en vigueur en vertu de la Loi sur la sécurité ferroviaire
le 9 juin 2017, les locomotives exploitées au Canada sont
maintenant assujetties aux mêmes normes d'émissions que celles
appliquées par l'EPA aux locomotives des États-Unis. (En fait, les
limites d'émissions canadiennes sont fondées sur la partie 1033,
titre 40 du Code of Federal Regulations des États-Unis).
« Nos efforts permettront de réduire les émissions, d'améliorer
la santé humaine et de protéger l'environnement, tout en
créant des emplois bien rémunérés », a déclaré le ministre des
Transports, Marc Garneau.
Fait à noter : « Les nouvelles normes ne s'appliquent qu'aux
compagnies réglementées par le gouvernement fédéral, indique
Transports Canada sur son site Web. Elles ne s'appliquent pas aux
chemins de fer d'intérêt local ».
D'autres exceptions enlèvent du mordant au REL. Par exemple,
il ne s'applique pas aux locomotives fabriquées avant 1973 ni à
celles qui sont actuellement utilisées jusqu'à ce qu'elles entrent
dans l'atelier pour l'entretien ou la remise à neuf.
Néanmoins, ces exemptions ne changent rien au fait qu'Ottawa
prend au sérieux la réduction des émissions.
« Le secteur des transports canadien a généré 54,5 % des
émissions de NOx (oxyde d'azote) et 8,2 % des émissions de
particules en 2015, indique le résumé du Règlement sur les
émissions des locomotives. De ces quantités, le transport
ferroviaire était responsable de 12,3 % des émissions de NOx et de
5,7 % des émissions de particules ».
« Maintenant que le REL est en vigueur, on s'attend à ce qu'il
entraîne une réduction des émissions des locomotives d'environ
79,6 kilotonnes de GES et de 1,4 kilotonne d'émissions de NOx et
de particules, respectivement (ou une réduction de 9,3 % et 8,0 %
respectivement de NOx et de particules), sur une période d'analyse
de 10 ans », indique le résumé du REL.
La bonne nouvelle : l'industrie ferroviaire canadienne travaille
déjà en étroite collaboration avec Ottawa pour réduire les
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President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
Advertiser.com
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