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Environment Canada's Gasoline Regulations: A discussion paper on the potential extension of the exemption for leaded gasoline used in competition vehicles


Canada's Gasoline Regulations have prohibited the production, import and sale of leaded gasoline since 1990. Gasoline for use in competition vehicles has been provided an exemption under the regulations. The current exemption expires on January 1, 2008.

This discussion paper provides background information and seeks the views of parties regarding this issue. Specifically, Environment Canada is seeing comments on the following questions:

  1. Should the present exemption for leaded gasoline used in competition vehicles be extended, and if it were to be extended, how long should it be for?

  2. Do competition vehicles racing in Canada still need leaded gasoline?

  3. What are the barriers to voluntary removal of leaded gasoline from the racing industry and are there any activities currently underway in this regard?

  4. Should the existing exemption for farm equipment, boats and trucks over 3856 kg be removed?
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