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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

Exemption for Gasoline Used in Competition Vehicles

At the request of the racing industry, the Gasoline Regulations were amended in 1994, to alleviate adverse economic impacts of the Regulations on the industry. The amendments allowed for certain racing engines to use leaded gasoline. The original exemption expired on December 31, 1996.

Since then, further amendments were made as follows to extend the exemption:

  • March 1997, the exemption was extended until December 31, 1997;

  • March 1998, the exemption was extended for five years; and

  • March 2003, the exemption was extended for another five years. (The current exemption expires January 1, 2008.)
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