ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT SUMMARY - 2005
|EMA #||Program|| Met Agreement|
- 30% from 1993 levels by end of 2000.
- 50% from 1993 levels by end of 2005.
- Dofasco has surpassed the 2005 target. Since 1993, PAH emissions have been reduced by 87%.
- Trained observers are continuing to track reductions.
- Every year, a third-party auditor confirms our results.
- 50% from 1993 levels by end of 1997.
- 80% from 1993 levels by end of 2000.
- Dofasco has surpassed the 2000 target. Since 1993 emissions of benzene have been reduced by 89%.
- $9.7 million was spent on reducing benzene emissions.
- Maintaining reductions will depend on keeping the Benzene Emission Control (BEC) system on-line as much as possible throughout the year.
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 in Clean Air Hamilton and HIEA to address black fall-out and other related concerns.
- Dofasco continues to monitor and submit annual Visible Emission Reduction Plans.
- We remain active participants in Clean Air Hamilton (CAH).
- Dofasco chairs the environmental reduction work group and is a member of the co-ordination committee of CAH.
- Dofasco and other industrial stakeholders continue to fully fund the ambient air monitoring network in Hamilton. The cost to Dofasco is about $60,000 per year.
|2.4 and 2.5|
Carbon Dioxide and Energy Consumption Reductions
- 1% average annual improvement in specific energy consumption (SEC) from 1990 levels by end of 2000.
- Implement energy and conservation projects.
- Absolute CO2 emissions have been reduced by 26% in the last 15 years.
- We have met our SEC reduction target of 1% per year. Since 1990, Dofasco has reduced SEC by 25%.
- Not to exceed 1.51 kilograms of NOx per tonne of steel shipped.
|Yes||- We have met our emission target of 1.5 kilograms of NOx per tonne of steel shipped. In 2005, we emitted 0.86 kilograms. Dofasco continues to look for NOx reduction opportunities through burner replacement programs and energy efficiency projects.|
Greenbelting – TSP
- Enhance an additional 5,000 square meters by end of 1999.
- We met our commitment to enhance 5,000 square meters of our Hamilton property by greenbelting Heckett’s Berm.
- In 2005, another 890 square meters of property was enhanced with grass, shrubs and trees. Almost 50,200 square meters of Dofasco’s property has been greenbelted since 1995.
|2.8||Participating with Others to Assess Options for Managing the Release of IP/RP||Yes|
- Supporting the development and implementation of Canada-Wide Standards and National Ambient Air Quality Objectives for particulate.
- A Dofasco representative attended the Stakeholder Smog Science Workshop PM & Ozone CWS Joint Initial Action workshop in March 2005.
|2.9 and 6.1||Release of Annual Performance Data||Yes||- All required data has been released through annual reports, NPRI, MOE Reg. 127, IERP and STAC programs.|
|3.1||Meet MISA Targets||Yes||- In 2005, the company conducted almost 6,000 daily and weekly analytical water tests. Dofasco met or surpassed regulatory requirements in all tests.|
|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.|
|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||- Dofasco continues to work with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to explore options for the secure containment and capping of this sediment.|
|3.5||Reduce Spills to Water||Yes|
- Since 1990 Spills to water have been reduced by 87%.
- In 2005 there were 24 minor spills to water.
Reduce Amount of Commercial Waste Going to Landfill
- 60% reduction from 1990 levels by 2000. In 1990, 4,059 tonnes of commercial garbage was sent to landfill.
- We continue to investigate and implement recycling programs for commercial materials.
- Commercial waste taken to landfill has been reduced by almost 39% since 1990.
- In 2005 Dofasco diverted 3,615 tonnes away from landfill through our blue box and other recycling programs. This is up from 2,544 tonnes in 2004. The increase is mainly due to more wood being recycled.
|4.2||Investigate Alternatives to Landfill for By-products||Yes||- In 2005 Dofasco continued to have great success in finding markets for iron bearing oxides in Asia. In 2005 Dofasco landfilled only 13,000 tonnes of BOF sludge. Normally Dofasco would landfill over 70,000 tonnes of BOF oxides in a given year.|
|4.3||Increase use of Recyclables||Yes||- In 2005 construction began on a dustless handling facility for oxides and other materials that will be recycled at Dofasco’s EAF. Dofasco expects to divert over 5,000 tonnes of material from landfill each year when the oxide handling facility is up and running in the 2nd quarter of 2006.|
- Develop a system to permit internal movement of subject waste without manifest.
- Six C of As amended.
- New tracking system developed.
- System is working well.
- Eliminated need of over 2,000 manifests per year.
- 100% destruction of stored high-level drummed PCBs by end of 2000.
|Yes||- Target was met in the first quarter of 1999. In 2005, Dofasco took another 6 PCB transformers out of service.|
|5.2||Implement Recommendations of the Steel Sector Strategic Options||Yes||- An independent third party, hired by Environment Canada, verified that Dofasco is meeting 38 of the 39 applicable Codes of Practice.|
Participation in ARET
- 50% reduction in aggregate ARET parameters from 1990 levels by end of 1998.
- We met our target. In 2000, Dofasco achieved a 77% reduction of aggregate releases as measured against our base year of 1990.
- Dofasco continues to develop and implement P2 plans (e.g. NPEs)
|5.4||Consolidate Existing Certificates of Approval (CofAs)||Yes|
- In 1998 four CofAs involving our primary water treatment plants were consolidated into one.
- Exploring feasibility of site-wide C of A at Dofasco.
|5.5||Streamline CofA Process||MOE Responsibility||- This is one commitment in the EMA that is the responsibility of the MOE. Dofasco is looking for more support from the MOE in this area (i.e. facilitating approval for process changes which result in positive environmental effect)|
|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 Report||Yes||- Over 50,000 copies printed and distributed this past year. The report is also available on Dofasco’s external website.|
|7.1||Continue to Actively Participate in Multi-stakeholder Community-focused Environmental Initiatives||Yes||- Still active in all groups listed in original Agreement.|
|7.2||Communication of Agreement with Representatives of the Community||Yes||- Given a number of presentations to representatives of the community and have communicated the EMA through such vehicles as our Dofasco web site, Annual Shareholders Report and key stakeholder forums.|
Annual Meeting to Assess Progress of the Parties to Meet Objectives of the Agreement
|Yes||- Six progress meetings have held since 1998|
|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.
- A primary focus for the MOE and Dofasco should be to clarify/simplify the CofA process and make progress towards developing a site-wide CofA for Dofasco.
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