Notice of Defect Handbook: chapter 1

1. Purpose

This document provides information about the notice of defect requirements under Part 7, Division 5 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (hereafter referred to as the CEPA 1999), and the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations, the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations, the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations, theMarine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations, the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations, and the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations (hereafter referred to as the Regulations).

The guide is designed to assist manufacturers, importers, or distributors of vehicles, vessels and engines subject to the Regulations.  It serves to inform those companies not familiar with notice of defect requirements, and to reiterate Environment Canada’s position for those companies already familiar with the process.

The information in this document supersedes information provided in the following guidance documents applicable to the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations dated November 2003 (section 9.2), Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations dated October 2011 (section 11.3), Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations dated August 2012 (section I.3) and the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations dated February 2015 (section J.3).

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