This report examines the amount of halon in British Columbia that is in-system, banked, decommissioned, or has been released into the environment in 2000. This report also examines regional and company/agency details and compares 2000 totals to past years. The data were provided by each of the companies/agencies that use or used halon in their fire fighting equipment during 2000. British Columbia?s Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Other Halocarbons Regulation places the responsibility of evaluating replacement alternatives for ODS in fire extinguishing equipment on industry. According to section 23 of the regulation: A person who owns fixed fire extinguishing equipment containing more than 40 kilograms of an ozone depleting substance...must prepare and deliver to the director on or before July 1st of each year a plan...for the elimination of the use of halons in the fire extinguishing system (Province of British Columbia 2000: 8).
Sutherland, John. 2000. Summary of the 2000 Report on the Management Plans for Industries/Agencies that Use Fire Fighting Equipment Containing Halon in British Columbia. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks