This report examines the amount of halon in British Columbia that is in-system, banked, decommissioned or has been released into the environment in 1998. This report also examines regional and company/agency details and compares 1998 totals to past years.The data was provided by each of the companies/agencies that use or used halon in their fire fighting equipment during 1998. British Columbia’s Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Regulation places the responsibility of evaluating replacement alternatives forODS in fire extinguishing equipment on industry. According to section 21 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 1993: 7).
Sutherland, John. 1999. Industry/Agency Management Plans for Halons in Fire-Fighting Equipment: 1998. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
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