On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations (SOR/2003-2)

Regulations are current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-07-16. Previous Versions

Interpretation of Standards

 The standards referred to in sections 11 to 17 are the certification and in-use standards set out in the CFR for the applicable useful life and include the test procedures, fuels, calculation methods, compliance credits and allowances set out in the CFR for those standards.

  • SOR/2015-186, s. 17.

Vehicles or Engines Covered by an EPA Certificate

  •  (1) Every vehicle or engine of a specific model year that is covered by an EPA certificate and bears the U.S. emission control information label referred to in paragraph 35(1)(d) may, if the company so chooses, conform to, instead of the standards set out in sections 11 to 17, the certification and in-use standards referred to in the EPA certificate.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 153(3) of the Act, the provisions of the CFR that are applicable to a vehicle or engine referred to in subsection (1) pursuant to the EPA certificate correspond to the certification and in-use standards referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection 153(3) of the Act, the EPA is the prescribed agency.

  • SOR/2015-186, s. 18.

Vehicles Equivalent to Vehicles Covered by an EPA Certificate

  •  (1) A vehicle of a specific model year that is not covered by an EPA certificate may be considered equivalent to a vehicle that is covered by an EPA certificate if a company submits the evidence of conformity referred to in section 35.1 in respect of that vehicle instead of the evidence of conformity referred to in section 36.

  • (2) The equivalency of a vehicle is determined by the Minister on the basis of the evidence of conformity referred to in section 35.1.

  • (3) Every vehicle of a specific model year that is determined to be equivalent to a vehicle covered by an EPA certificate and that is sold in Canada during the period for which that EPA certificate is valid in the United States shall conform to, instead of the standards set out in sections 11 to 17, the certification and in-use standards referred to in that EPA certificate.

  • SOR/2013-8, s. 9;
  • SOR/2015-186, s. 19.

FLEET AVERAGE STANDARDS

[SOR/2006-268, s. 6; SOR/2015-186, s. 20]

General

 In sections 21 to 32, “fleet” refers to the vehicles of a specific model year that a company manufactures in Canada, or imports into Canada, for the purpose of sale to the first retail purchaser and that are grouped for the purpose of conforming to sections 21 to 23, 24.1 to 24.4, 24.6, 24.7 and 24.10 or for the purpose of participation in the emission credit system set out in sections 26 to 31.1.

  • SOR/2015-186, s. 21.

Fleet Average NOX Standards

[SOR/2015-186, s. 22]

 The average NOX value for a company’s fleet that is composed of all of its light-duty vehicles and light light-duty trucks of a model year set out in column 1 of the table to this section shall not exceed the applicable fleet average NOX standard set out in column 2.

TABLE

LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES AND LIGHT LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

ItemColumn 1Column 2
Model YearFleet Average NOx Standard in grams/mile
1.20040.25
2.20050.19
3.20060.13
4.20070.07
5.20080.07
  • SOR/2015-186, s. 23.