Benzene in Gasoline Regulations

Version of section 5 from 2006-03-22 to 2018-02-01:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 6(1), all samples must be taken in accordance with any one of the American Society for Testing and Materials sampling methods specifically set out in section 7 of the National Standard of Canada Standard CAN/CGSB-3.5-99, Unleaded Automotive Gasoline.

  • (2) The concentration of benzene and that of aromatics in gasoline referred to in sections 3 and 16 and Schedule 1 must be measured in accordance with the National Standard of Canada method CAN/CGSB-3.0 No. 14.3-94, Standard Test Method for the Identification of Hydrocarbon Components in Automotive Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography.

  • (3) Subject to subsection 6(2), the concentration of olefins in gasoline referred to in Schedule 3 must be measured in accordance with the National Standard of Canada method CAN/CGSB-3.0 No. 14.3-94, Standard Test Method for the Identification of Hydrocarbon Components in Automotive Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography.

  • (4) The concentration of sulphur in gasoline referred to in Schedule 1 must be measured in accordance with

    • (a) until December 31, 2003, the National Standard of Canada method CAN/CGSB-3.0 No. 16.1-98, Sulphur in Gasoline by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (EDXRF); and

    • (b) after December 31, 2003, the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 5453-00, Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulphur in Light Hydrocarbons, Motor Fuels and Oils by Ultraviolet Fluorescence.

  • (5) The vapour pressure of gasoline at 37.8°C (100°F) referred to in Schedule 1 must be measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 5191-01, Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method) and converted to “dry vapor pressure equivalent” as described in that method.

  • (6) The evaporative fractions of gasoline at 93.3°C (200°F) and 148.9°C (300°F) referred to in Schedule 1 must be measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 86-01, Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure.

  • (7) The concentration of oxygen in gasoline referred to in Schedule 1 must be measured in accordance with the National Standard of Canada method CAN/CGSB-3.0, No. 14.3-94, Standard Test Method for the Identification of Hydrocarbon Components in Automotive Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography.

  • (8) The concentration of benzene and that of aromatics in oxygenates referred to in the definition commercially pure oxygenate in subsection 1(1) must be measured in accordance with the National Standard of Canada method CAN/CGSB-3.0 No. 14.3-94, Standard Test Method for the Identification of Hydrocarbon Components in Automotive Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography.

  • (9) The concentration of benzene and that of aromatics in butane referred to in the definition commercially pure butane in subsection 1(1) must be measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 2163-91, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases and Propene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography.

  • (10) The concentration of sulphur in oxygenates referred to in the definition commercially pure oxygenate in subsection 1(1) must be measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 5453-00, Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulphur in Light Hydrocarbons, Motor Fuels and Oils by Ultraviolet Fluorescence.

  • (11) The concentration of sulphur in butane referred to in the definition commercially pure butane in subsection 1(1) must be measured in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 6667-01, Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Volatile Sulphur in Gaseous Hydrocarbons and Liquefied Petroleum Gases by Ultraviolet Fluorescence.

  • SOR/99-204, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-318, s. 3
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