Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations (SOR/2006-163)

The purpose of the Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations (hereinafter referred to as "the amendments") is to provide additional flexibility to facilitate the introduction of 15 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)-sulphur diesel fuel for on-road use in 2006. The amendments allow a slightly higher sulphur limit of 22 mg/kg for sales of on-road diesel fuel during a period of 45 days, from September 1, 2006 to October 15, 2006, after which the final sales limit of 15 mg/kg takes effect.

These amendments will maintain continued alignment of diesel fuel sulphur standards, in both level and timing, with the recent change, as described below, made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

Contact Information:

Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7970
Fax number: 819-420-7410
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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2006-04-01 Vol. 140, No. 13
Part 2: 2006-07-12 Vol. 140, No. 14

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