Current Regulations

Gasoline Regulations (SOR/90-247)

The Regulations limit the concentration of lead in gasoline that is produced, imported, sold or offered for sale in Canada and limit the concentration of phosphorus in unleaded gasoline. The Regulations also specify the acceptable analytical methods for determining the concentration of lead and phosphorus in gasoline and impose record keeping and reporting obligations for leaded gasoline. Gasoline for use in aircraft is exempt from the Regulations and, leaded gasoline for use in competition vehicles is not subject to the lead concentration restrictions imposed by the Regulations.

Contact Information:

Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7951
Fax number: 819-420-7410
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

The contents of regulations and other regulatory instruments can be confusing for those who are not skilled in reading legal documents, or who may have difficulty understanding technical content. To help regulatees comply with regulatory requirements, materials that present legal or technical content in a more easily understandable format are provided. See "Other Useful Links" below.

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 1989-07-15 Vol. 123, No. 28
Part 2: 1990-05-09 Vol. 124, No. 10

Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:

  • Gasoline Regulations
    Link to Department of Justice Web Site for "Gasoline Regulations" - includes the consolidated regulations which reflects amendments


Other Useful Links:

For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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