Benzene in Gasoline Regulations
6 (1) When the sampling method specified in subsection 5(1) cannot be reasonably applied, another sampling method may be used by the primary supplier if, at least 60 days before the use of the method, the primary supplier sends the Minister, by registered mail or courier,
(a) an explanation of why the method specified in subsection 5(1) cannot be applied;
(b) a description of the proposed alternative method; and
(c) evidence that demonstrates that the reliability and accuracy of the alternative method are comparable to those of the method specified in subsection 5(1).
(2) For the purposes of sections 8 and 20, either the normally applicable method specified in one of subsections 5(2) to (7) or an alternative method may be used by the primary supplier on the condition that
(a) the equivalency of the alternative method to the normally applicable method be validated in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 4855-97, Standard Practice for Comparing Test Methods, or the American Society for Testing and Materials method D 3764-01, Standard Practice for Validation of Process Stream Analyzer Systems; and
(b) the primary supplier sends the Minister, by registered mail or courier at least 60 days before using the alternative method, a description of the alternative method and evidence that demonstrates that it provides results equivalent to those provided by the normally applicable method.
(3) If the Minister determines that the alternative method is not equivalent to the normally applicable method, the Minister shall reject it and notify the primary supplier to that effect.
- SOR/99-204, s. 5
- SOR/2003-318, s. 4
- SOR/2004-252, s. 2(E)
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