Current Regulations

Solvent Degreasing Regulations (SOR/2003-283)

The purpose of the Solvent Degreasing Regulations is to reduce releases of trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PERC) into the environment from solvent degreasing facilities using more than 1000 kilograms of TCE and PERC per year. These Regulations include a market intervention by establishing tradable allowances for the use of TCE and PERC in solvent degreasing operations that exceed the 1000 kilograms threshold per year.

Contact Information:

Chemical Products Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 1-888-391-3426
Fax number: 1-888-391-3695
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2002-12-07 Vol. 136 No. 49
Part 2: 2003-08-13 Vol. 137 No. 17

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