Site-Specific Air Standard Approval – Lennox Generating Station

UPDATE: In March 2023, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (“MECP”) approved the application. While CELA is disappointed with the approval of the application, the MECP did adopt OPG’s recommended action plan. You can read more about the decision and the conditions here.

CELA has made a submission to the Ontario government via the Environmental Registry of Ontario regarding the recent application by Ontario Power Generation for a site-specific air pollution standard for its Lennox Generating Station.If granted, the facility would be entitled to exceed the provincial air pollution standard for sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulphuric acid for a 10-year period.

You can submit your concerns about this proposal through the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Public comments are due to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on this proposal by September 29, 2022.

The posting can be found here: Ontario Power Generation Inc. – Approval of a site-specific air standard | Environmental Registry of Ontario

And you can submit your comments here: Submit a comment

To download CELA’s submission click here.

Photo of Greater Napanee Area, Photo credit: Shutterstock/Jason Wilde