Products Containing Mercury Regulations (SOR/2014-254)The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the "Regulations") prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research applications, and dental amalgam). In the case of lamps, rather than introducing a prohibition, the Regulations limit the amount of mercury contained in fluorescent and other types of lamps.
The Regulations will come into force on November 8, 2015, one year after the day on which they are registered.
Chemical Sectors Directorate
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 9th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-938-4483 / 1-888-391-3426 (information)
Fax number: 819-938-4480 / 1-888-391-3695
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Canada Gazette||Date published||Volume and number|
|Part 1:||2011-02-26||Vol. 145, No. 9|
|Part 2:||2014-11-19||Vol. 148, No. 24|
Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:
Full text of Current Regulation
PDF (3.17 MB, go to page 176)
- PDF (3.17 MB, go to page 176)
Regulations Respecting Products Containing Certain Substances Listed in Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
PDF (4.44 MB, go to page 87)
- PDF (4.44 MB, go to page 87)
Other Useful Links:
For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:
Do you import or manufacture products containing mercury?
PDF (134 KB)
- PDF (134 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions - Products Containing Mercury Regulations
What you need to know about the Products Containing Mercury Regulations - Compliance document
PDF (616 KB)
- PDF (616 KB)
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