|EMA Number||Program||Meeting Agreement (YES/NO)||Status|
- 30% from 1993 levels by end of 2000.
- 50% from 1993 levels by end of 2005.
|YES||- Dofasco has surpassed the 2005 target. Since 1993, PAH emissions have been reduced by 78%.|
- Trained observers are continuing to track reductions.
- A third-party auditor has confirmed our results.
|- 50% from 1993 Levels by end of 1997.|
- 80% from 1993 Levels by end of 2000.
|YES||- Dofasco has met the targets. Emissions of benzene have been reduced by 88% since 1993.|
- $9.45 million was spent on reducing benzene emissions.
|2.3||Visible Emissions Reductions|
- Dofasco will continue to monitor and implement measures to reduce incidents of visible emissions and will submit an annual Visible Emission Reduction Plan to the MOE by the end of the second quarter of each year.
- Dofasco will continue to participate within the Hamilton Air Quality Stakeholder Committee to address black fall-out and other related concerns.
|YES||- Dofasco continues to monitor and submit an annual Visible Emission Reduction Plan.|
- We remain active participants in the Hamilton Air Quality Stakeholder Committee and Clean Air Hamilton.
- Steelmaking spent $3 million this past year to significantly reduce visible emissions from KOBM operations.
|2.4 and 2.5||Carbon Dioxide and Energy Consumption Reductions|
- 1% average annual improvement in specific energy consumption from 1990 levels by end of 2000.
- Implement energy and conservation projects.
|YES||- Absolute CO2 emissions have been reduced by 24% between 1990 and 2000.|
- We have met our specific energy consumption reduction target of 1% per year. Since 1990, we have achieved an average annual reduction of almost 2%.
- Not to exceed 1.51 kilograms of NOx per tonne of steel shipped.
|YES||- We have met our emission target of 1.51 kilograms of NOx per tonne of steel shipped. In 2001, we emitted 0.88 kilograms of NOx per tonne of steel shipped.|
|2.7||Greenbelting - TSP|
- Enhance an additional 5,000 square meters by end of 1999.
|YES||- We met our commitment to enhance 5,000 square meters of our Hamilton property by greenbelting land within our primary operations (e.g. Heckett's Berm)|
- In addition, in 2001 Dofasco enhanced a further 2,400 square meters with greenbelting at our Hamilton facilities. We also installed a 400 meter green screen. A total of 26,347 square meters have been greenbelted since EMA signed.
|2.8||Participating with Others to Assess Options for Managing the Release of IP/RP||YES||- Participating in the Ontario ASAP program.|
- Supporting the development and implementation of Canada-Wide Standards and National Ambient Air Quality Objectives for PM10.
|2.9 and 6.1||Release of Annual Performance Data||YES||- All required data has been released through annual reports, NPRI, ARET and MOE Reg. 127 programs.|
- Refining STAC inventory to re-run dispersion models.
|3.1||Meet MISA Targets||YES||- We are meeting all MISA loading limits. In 2001 we failed two toxicity tests. Cause of the failures was identified and the situation corrected.|
|3.2||Modifications within the Framework of MISA||YES||- We have suggested that MISA regulation be amended to include schedules as an appendix that can be changed to reflect process modifications.|
|3.3||Participation in Hamilton Harbour RAP||YES||- Dofasco is still active in RAP (i.e., BARC and BAIT) and remains fully committed to removing the Harbour as an Area of concern.|
|3.4||Address Contaminated Sediments in Dofasco's Boat Slip||YES||- Working with all stakeholders to evaluate options for managing this area of the Harbour. Draft final report has been issued. Further decisions based on this report will be made jointly with MOE and Environment Canada.|
|3.5||Reduce Spills to Water||YES||- Spills to water were reduced by 82% from 1990 to 2001.|
|4.1||Reduce Amount of Commercial Waste Going to Landfill|
- 60% reduction from 1990 levels by 2000.
|NO||- We continue to investigate and implement recycling programs for commercial materials.|
- Commercial waste taken to landfill has been reduced by 55% since 1990.
|4.2||Investigate Alternatives to Landfill for By-products.||YES||- In 2001 Dofasco was successful in diverting all steelmaking slags from landfill for use in road paving and construction.|
- Lead role in golden Horseshoe By-Product Synergy Project identifying opportunities (e.g. iron oxide as cement feedstock).
- Sent 14,250 tonnes of EAF dust to metals recovery facility in 2001. This is up from the 7,800 tonnes in 2000.
|4.3||Increase use of Recyclables||YES||- Use of steel scrap is on the increase. Dofasco recycled 1.8 million tonnes of steel in 2001.|
- Ladle slag is now being used to build slag dams at the EAF, saving over 2,200 tonnes annually of previously purchased material.
- Used 15,000 tonnes of steelmaking slag fines as a replacement for saleable millscale at our ironmaking operations.
|- Develop a system to permit internal movement of subject waste without manifest.||YES||- Six C of A's amended.|
- New comprehensive tracking system developed.
- Eliminated need of over 2,000 manifests per year and associated administrative burden to MOE and Dofasco.
- 100% destruction of stored high-level drumrned PCBs by end of 2000.
|YES||- Target was met in the first quarter of 1999. In addition to our original commitment, in 2001, Dofasco removed 25 PCB transformers from service and destroyed 36,800 kg of liquid PCBs.|
|5.2||Implement Recommendations of the Steel Sector Strategic Options||YES||- Focus has been on meeting the recommendations dealing with PAH and benzene emissions. Focus is now on developing dioxin/furan targets for the Steel sector.|
- Dofasco has conducted stack testing at the EAF this year in a second round of dioxin/furan testing. Progress is being made on all other SOP recommendations.
|5.3||Participation in ARET|
- 50% reduction in aggregate ARET parameters from 1990 levels by end of 1998.
|YES||- We met our target. In 2000, Dofasco achieved a 76% reduction of aggregate releases as measured against our base year of 1990.|
- We will continue to use ARET-2 as our primary voluntary mechanism for initiating and tracking our pollution prevention activities.
|5.4||Consolidate Existing Certificates of Approval (C of As)||YES||- Four C of A's involving our primary water treatment plants were consolidated into one.|
- Exploring feasibility of site-wide C of A's.
|6.2||Provide Information about Specific Issues Addressed in this Agreement||YES||- To date, we have responded to all questions about this Agreement and have given presentations on this subject at numerous forums.|
|6.3||Publish Annual Environment Report||YES||- Over 60,000 copies printed and distributed this year.|
|7.1||Continue to Actively Participate in Multi- stakeholder Community-focused Environmental Initiatives||YES||- Still active in all groups listed in the Agreement.|
|7.2||Communication of Agreement with Representatives of the Community||YES||- Given a number of presentations to representatives of the community and has communicated the EMA through such vehicles as our Dofasco web site and key stakeholer forums.|
|8.1||Annual Meeting to Assess Progress of the Parties to Meet Objectives of the Agreement||YES||- Four meetings held since 1998, including recent meeting in the spring of 2002.|
|8.2||Resolution of Disagreements Concerning this Agreement||YES||- Committed to working with the other parties to resolve any EMA disagreement. However, there have been no disputes to date.|
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