In 1999, Environment Canada published the Federal Halocarbon Regulations under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, now replaced with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The purpose of these Regulations was to reduce and prevent emissions of ozone-depleting substances and of their halocarbon alternatives from equipment used on federal and aboriginal lands, and by federal works and undertakings.
The Federal Halocarbon Regulations applied to halocarbon refrigeration, air conditioning, fire extinguishing and solvent cleaning systems, as well as any associated containers or devices located on federal land or aboriginal land, or part of a federal work or undertaking. The Federal Halocarbon Regulations addressed ODS as well as their halocarbon alternatives that have a high global warming potential, namely hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).
The Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003 replace the Federal Halocarbon Regulations. The purpose of the regulations is to implement regulatory measures to achieve an orderly transition from CFCs and Halons to alternative substances and technologies as per Canada's Strategy to Accelerate the Phase-Out of CFC and Halon Uses and to Dispose of the Surplus Stocks and to address administrative issues that have been identified concerning the former regulations. These Regulations are essentially the same as the former Federal Halocarbon Regulations, with the exception of the implementation of new initiatives under Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Program and addressing various administrative issues, which are outlined below. Due to the substantial changes to the structure of the Federal Halocarbon Regulations and for the additional requirements, it was decided to develop the new Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003 to replace the former regulations.
Ozone Protection Programs
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
Phone number: (819) 997-1640
Fax number: (819) 994-5030
Email address: OzoneProtectionPrograms@ec.gc.ca
|Canada Gazette||Date published||Volume and number|
|Part 1:||2002-12-07||Vol. 136, No. 49|
|Part 2:||2003-08-27||Vol. 137, No. 18|