Current Regulations

Contaminated Fuel Regulations (SOR/91-486)

The Regulations prohibit the import and export of contaminated fuel except for the purpose of destruction, disposal and recycling in accordance with applicable federal or provincial law. Potential contaminants in fuel include chlorinated hydrocarbons, including PCBs; heavy metals, including lead, chromium, cadmium, nickel, vanadium, and zinc; sulphur and phosphate.

Contact Information:

Fuels Program
Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boul.
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7970
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: 1991-03-16 Vol. 125, No. 11
Part 2: 1991-08-28 Vol. 125, No. 18

Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:

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


Other Useful Links:

For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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