Guidance document on Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations


This document has been produced by Environment Canada as a reference tool to provide the reader with information about the requirements of the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations (SOR/2002-253). There is a short outline of the regulations provided at the beginning of the document, followed by questions and answers about the regulations in general and their various sections. It should also be noted that this reference document has been updated to include the recent amendments to the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations. These Regulations were amended by the Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations (SOR/2005-290) which were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 19 th, 2005 and will come into force on January 1st, 2006.


Users of this document are advised that it has been prepared for use and as a reference tool. It has no legal force or effect. It does not form part of nor does it in anyway supersede or modify the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations (SOR/2002-253), or offer any legal interpretation of those regulations. In the event of inconsistency between this document and the Regulations, the Regulations prevail. Persons subject to the regulations must refer directly to the regulations to determine the scope of their obligations and responsibilities.


Any comments or inquiries concerning the content of this document should be directed to:

Fuels Division
Oil, Gas and Energy Branch
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-953-8903

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