Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2006-03-22 to 2015-07-15:

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 139 of the Act, the concentration of sulphur in each batch of gasoline produced or imported by a primary supplier that shall not be exceeded is

    • (a) where the primary supplier has elected under section 9 to calculate the sulphur concentration of that gasoline on the basis of a pool average,

      • (i) for the period beginning on October 1, 2003 and ending on December 31, 2004, 300 mg/kg, and

      • (ii) on or after January 1, 2005, 80 mg/kg; and

    • (b) in any other case,

      • (i) for the period beginning on July 1, 2002 and ending on December 31, 2004, 170 mg/kg, and

      • (ii) on or after January 1, 2005, 40 mg/kg.

  • (2) For the purposes of section 139 of the Act, the pool average for each refinery, blending facility or province of importation, or any combination of them, in respect of which a primary supplier has elected under section 9, that shall not be exceeded is

    • (a) for the period beginning on July 1, 2002 and ending on December 31, 2004, 150 mg/kg; and

    • (b) on or after January 1, 2005, 30 mg/kg.

  • (3) For the purposes of section 139 of the Act, the concentration of sulphur in gasoline sold that shall not be exceeded is

    • (a) for the period beginning on January 1, 2004 and ending on March 31, 2005, 300 mg/kg; and

    • (b) on or after April 1, 2005, 80 mg/kg.

  • (4) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply to

    • (a) gasoline for use in aircraft, if the gasoline has an octane number of at least 99.5, or contains at least 5 mg/L of lead, measured in accordance with the methods set out in the National Standard of Canada standard CAN-CGSB-3.25-94, Aviation Gasoline (Grades 80, 100 and 100LL);

    • (b) gasoline for use in competition vehicles, if the gasoline has an antiknock index of at least 100;

    • (c) gasoline for use in scientific research in Canada; or

    • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2000-104, s. 6]

    • (e) gasoline-like blendstock.

  • (5) Subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) does not apply to California gasoline.

  • SOR/2000-104, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-319, s. 3
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