Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Marginal note:Exceptions — essential purpose
66 (1) Despite subsection 13(1), sections 15 and 17, subsection 19(1), sections 40 and 41, subsections 42(1) and 43(1), sections 48 and 49, subsection 50(1), section 51 and subsection 53(1), a person may import, manufacture, use or sell a substance set out in Table 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 or a product containing or designed to contain that substance if the substance or product will be used for an essential purpose and if a permit is specifically issued under these Regulations for that purpose.
Marginal note:Essential purpose
(2) An essential purpose is a purpose requiring the use of a substance or a product containing or designed to contain a substance, when that use is necessary for the health and safety or the good functioning of society, encompassing its cultural and intellectual aspects, and when there are no technically or economically feasible alternatives to that use that are acceptable from the standpoint of the environment and of health.
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