Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations and Repealing the Federal Mobile PCB Treatment and Destruction Regulations (SOR/2014-75)

The Amendments will extend the end-of-use deadline for high concentration electrical equipment (i.e. current transformers, potential transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers and bushings) that contains PCBs in a concentration of 500 mg/kg or more. The current deadline for this equipment is December 31, 2009; however, some companies who have met certain conditions have an extension up to December 31, 2014. Under the amendments, companies with the specified high concentration equipment will be given until 2025 to phase it out.

In addition, the Amendments will update a legislative reference contained in paragraph 2(2)(b) of the PCB Regulations by changing the reference from "section 4 of the Hazardous Products Act" to "section 5 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act." The Amendments will also correct certain inconsistencies between the English and French regulatory texts and clarify the application of sections 16, 18, 22, 23, 33 and 39.

As part of this regulatory proposal, the FMTD Regulations will be repealed, as they are no longer required.

Contact Information:

Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-938-4521
Fax number: 819-997-3068
Email address:

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2013-06-22 Vol. 147, No. 25
Part 2: 2014-04-23 Vol. 148, No. 9

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