Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 (SOR/99-7)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2007-06-07. Previous Versions

PART 2Specific Uses of Controlled Substances

Restrictions on CFCs, Bromofluorocarbons, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane and 1,1,1 trichloroethane

[SOR/2004-315, s. 14]
  •  (1) No person shall manufacture or import a product that contains or is designed to contain any CFC, bromofluorocarbon, bromochlorodifluoromethane, tetrachloromethane or 1,1,1 trichloroethane.

  • (1.1) No person shall use, sell or offer for sale any CFC, bromofluorocarbon, bromochlorodifluoromethane, tetrachloromethane or 1,1,1 trichloroethane that is recovered from a product in which the substance was used for a purpose set out in column 3 of Schedule 3 for any other purpose.

  • (2) No person shall manufacture or import plastic foam in which any CFC has been used as a foaming agent.

  • SOR/2001-2, s. 11;
  • SOR/2004-315, s. 15.

 No person shall sell or offer for sale

  • (a) a pressurized container that contains 10 kg or less of any CFC; or

  • (b) a container or packaging material for food or beverages that is made of plastic foam in which any CFC has been used as a foaming agent.

  •  (1) Subsection 18(1) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a military ship before January 1, 2003;

    • (b) fire extinguishing equipment that contains or is designed to contain any bromofluorocarbon or bromochlorodifluoromethane and that is to be used in aircraft or military ships or vehicles if the equipment is imported from a Party; or

    • (c) a pest control product before January 1, 2000, provided that the product was registered under the Pest Control Products Act before January 1, 1999.

  • (2) Subsection 18(1) does not apply in respect of aircraft, ships or any vehicle manufactured before the coming into force of these Regulations.

  • (3) Section 18 does not apply in respect of products that are imported and that are personal or household effects intended for the importer’s personal use only.

  • (4) Subsection 18(1) does not apply

    • (a) subject to paragraph (b), before July 1, 2002 to metered-dose inhalers whose active ingredient is salbutamol;

    • (b) before January 1, 2004 to metered-dose inhalers whose active ingredient is salbutamol, in respect of their manufacture for exportation to a Party operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol;

    • (c) before January 1, 2004 to metered-dose inhalers whose active ingredient is a corticosteroid; and

    • (d) before January 1, 2005 to all other metered-dose inhalers, including those containing a mixture of active ingredients.

  • (4.1) Paragraph 19(a) does not apply

    • (a) before July 1, 2002 to nasal sprays;

    • (b) subject to paragraph (c), before January 1, 2003 to metered-dose inhalers whose active ingredient is salbutamol;

    • (c) before January 1, 2004 to metered-dose inhalers whose active ingredient is salbutamol, in respect of their sale for exportation to a Party operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol; and

    • (d) to all other metered-dose inhalers, including those containing a mixture of active ingredients.

  • (5) Subsection 18(1) and paragraph 19(a) do not apply in respect of a CFC or a product, as the case may be, that is supplied in a container of 3 L or less and that is to be used for an essential use that is a laboratory or analytical use.

  • (6) Subsection 18(1) and paragraph 19(a) do not apply in respect of a CFC contained in a pressurized container where the CFC is

    • (a) in any of the following azeotropic mixtures, namely,

      • (i) refrigerant 500 (CFC-12/HFC-152a),

      • (ii) refrigerant 501 (CFC-12/HCFC-22),

      • (iii) refrigerant 502 (HCFC-22/CFC-115), and

      • (iv) refrigerant 504 (HFC-32/CFC-115); or

    • (b) a recovered CFC that is sold to be recycled or reclaimed and that will be used as a refrigerant.

  • SOR/2001-2, s. 12;
  • SOR/2002-100, s. 3;
  • SOR/2004-315, s. 16.
  •  (1) No person shall export to a Party operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol a product that contains or is designed to contain any CFC, bromofluorocarbon, bromochlorodifluoromethane, tetrachloromethane or 1,1,1 trichloroethane without a permit issued under paragraph 33(1)(e).

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of fire extinguishing equipment that is to be used in aircraft, military ships or vehicles.

  • SOR/2004-315, s. 17.

Restrictions on HCFCs

 No person shall manufacture, use, sell, offer for sale or import any HCFC or any product that contains or is designed to contain any HCFC if the HCFC or the product is for a use for which a controlled substance has never been used in Canada.

  • SOR/2004-315, s. 18.
  •  (1) On or after July 1, 1999, no person shall manufacture or import a pressurized container that contains 2 kg or less of any HCFC.

  • (2) On or after January 1, 2000, no person shall offer for sale or sell a pressurized container that contains 2 kg or less of any HCFC.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of an HCFC or a product that is

    • (a) a mold release agent used in the production of plastic and elastomeric materials;

    • (b) a spinnerette lubricant or cleaning spray used in the production of synthetic fibres;

    • (c) a document preservation spray;

    • (d) fire extinguishing equipment used for non-residential applications;

    • (e) a wasp and hornet spray;

    • (f) a rigid foam product;

    • (g) a lubricant, coating or cleaning fluid for commercial use on electrical or electronic equipment or for aircraft maintenance, before January 1, 2001;

    • (h) refrigerant 412A(HCFC-22/HCFC-142b/octafluoropropane);

    • (i) refrigerant 5O9A (HCFC-22/octafluoropropane); or

    • (j) a pest control product before January 1, 2001 provided that the product was registered under the Pest Control Products Act before January 1, 1999.

  • (4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a product that is intended to be used as an animal or human health care product, including any bronchial dilator, inhalable steroid, topical anaesthetic and veterinary powder wound spray.

  • (5) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of an HCFC or a product that is used in a laboratory or for analysis or for the calibration of a leak detection system.

  • SOR/2001-2, s. 13;
  • SOR/2002-100, s. 4;
  • SOR/2004-315, s. 19.
  •  (1) On or after July 1, 1999, no person shall manufacture or import plastic foam in which any HCFC has been used as a foaming agent.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a product that is

    • (a) a rigid foam product; or

    • (b) a flexible polyurethane boardstock foam product.

  • SOR/2001-2, s. 14.

 On or after January 1, 2000, no person shall manufacture or import any flexible polyurethane boardstock foam product in which any HCFC has been used as a foaming agent.

  •  (1) On or after July 1, 1999, no person shall manufacture or import for use in industrial cleaning HCFC-141b or any product that contains HCFC-141b.

  • (2) On or after January 1, 2000, no person shall

    • (a) use in industrial cleaning HCFC-141b or any product that contains HCFC-141b; or

    • (b) sell or offer for sale for use in industrial cleaning HCFC-141b or any product that contains HCFC-141b.

  •  (1) On or after January 1, 2010, no person shall manufacture, use, sell, offer for sale or import HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b or HCFC-22.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the manufacture, use, sale, offering for sale or import of HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b or HCFC-22 for exportation or for use as a refrigerant.

 
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