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PCB Regulations

Version of section 16 from 2015-01-01 to 2021-06-28:


Marginal note:Equipment — subparagraphs 14(1)(d)(i) to (iii)

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (2.1), a person may use the equipment referred to in subparagraphs 14(1)(d)(i) to (iii) until the following dates if the equipment is in use on September 5, 2008:

    • (a) in the case of equipment containing PCBs in a concentration of 500 mg/kg or more, December 31, 2009; and

    • (b) in the case of equipment containing PCBs in a concentration of at least 50 mg/kg but less than 500 mg/kg,

      • (i) December 31, 2009, if the equipment is located at a drinking water treatment plant or food or feed processing plant, in a child care facility, preschool, primary school, secondary school, hospital or senior citizens’ care facility or on the property on which the plant or facility is located and within 100 m of it, and

      • (ii) December 31, 2025, if the equipment is located at any other place.

  • Marginal note:Light ballasts and pole-top electrical transformers

    (2) A person may use the following equipment containing PCBs in a concentration of 50 mg/kg or more until December 31, 2025, if the equipment is in use on September 5, 2008:

    • (a) light ballasts; and

    • (b) pole-top electrical transformers and their pole-top auxiliary electrical equipment.

  • Marginal note:Current transformers and other equipment

    (2.1) A person may, from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2025, use any current transformers, potential transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers and bushings that are located at an electrical generation, transmission or distribution facility and contain PCBs in a concentration of 500 mg/kg or more if that equipment is in use on September 5, 2008.

  • Marginal note:Liquid — authorized concentration

    (3) A person may use a liquid containing PCBs in a concentration of 2 mg/kg or more but less than 50 mg/kg in equipment until the day on which the liquid is removed from the equipment.

  • SOR/2010-57, s. 19
  • SOR/2014-75, s. 3
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