Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations (SOR/2010-57)

The PCB Regulations (the Regulations) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on September 17, 2008. Environment Canada, following a comment from an industry stakeholder, identified an oversight in the Regulations with respect to on-site destruction of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and products containing PCBs. The Regulations currently do not allow on-site destruction of PCBs which would provide more flexibility to regulatees. Regulatees also identified inconsistencies in the regulatory text and requested clarification in particular on missing reporting requirements for solid products containing PCBs and end of use dates for pole-top transformers and light ballast at less than 50 mg/kg concentrations. Furthermore, there is a lack of clarity and consistency between the English and French versions of the regulatory text, as noted by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR).

Contact Information:

Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard 9th floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 1-844-815-6418
Fax number: 819-938-4454
Email address:

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2009-09-26 Vol. 143, No. 39
Part 2: 2010-03-31 Vol. 144, No. 7

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