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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Environmental Management Act

Cleaner Gasoline Regulation

B.C. Reg. 498/95

NOTE: Links below go to regulation content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to "current to" date of the regulation.)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 December 6, 2010
Section 2 December 6, 2010
Section 3.1 December 6, 2010
Section 4 December 6, 2010
January 1, 2013
Section 9 July 21, 2011
Schedule 1 July 21, 2011

 Section 1 definitions of "antiknock index", "grade", "motor octane number" and "research octane number" were added by BC Reg 346/2010, effective December 6, 2010.

 Section 2 (1) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 346/2010, effective December 6, 2010.

(1)  A primary distributor must not possess for sale in British Columbia gasoline which does not comply with the standards for gasoline under this Part.

 Section 3.1 was enacted by BC Reg 346/2010, effective December 6, 2010.

 Section 4 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 346/2010, effective December 6, 2010.

 Vapour pressure

4  (1)  A primary distributor must not possess gasoline for sale in the Lower Fraser Valley during the period from April 15 to May 31 and from September 1 to September 15 in each year if the gasoline has a vapour pressure greater than 72 kiloPascals.

(2)  A primary distributor must not possess gasoline for sale in the Lower Fraser Valley during the period from June 1 to July 15 and from August 15 to August 31 in each year if the gasoline has a vapour pressure greater than 62 kiloPascals.

(3)  A primary distributor must not possess gasoline for sale in the Lower Fraser Valley during the period from July 16 to August 14 in each year if the gasoline has a vapour pressure greater than 55 kiloPascals.

(4)  Despite subsections (1) to (3), if

(a) gasoline contains oxygen greater than 3.4% by weight, and

(b) the oxygen is supplied by alcohols produced wholly from biomass or by ethers where the alcohol component of the ether is produced wholly from biomass,

the maximum gasoline vapour pressure is the maximum value in subsection (1), (2) or (3) plus 7 kiloPascals.

[am. B.C. Reg. 3/2007, s. 3.]

 Section 4 (2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 346/2010, effective January 1, 2013.

(2)  A primary distributor must not possess for sale gasoline described in subsection (1) with the grade set out in column 1 of the following table, in the area set out in column 2 opposite that grade for the period set out opposite in column 3, unless the vapour pressure of the gasoline is less than or equal to the sum of the maximum vapour pressure referred to in section 7.13 of the CAN/CGSB 3.511–2005 Oxygenated Unleaded Automotive Gasoline Containing Ethanol plus 7 kiloPascals.

ItemColumn 1
Grade
Column 2
Area
Column 3
Period of time
1Grade 1 gasolineLower Fraser Valleyduring the period starting on April 16 and ending on September 15 in each year
2Grade 2, 3 or 4 gasolineLower Fraser Valleyduring any portion of the calendar year
3Grade 1, 2, 3 or 4 gasolinethe Province outside of the Lower Fraser Valleyduring any portion of the calendar year

 Section 9 (1) (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 131/2011, effective July 21,2011.

(b) if the gasoline contains ethanol, the analytical methods referred to in the Canadian General Standards Board Standard CAN/CGSB – 3.511 – 2005 "Oxygenated Unleaded Automotive Gasoline Containing Ethanol" must also be used.

 Section 9 (1) (c) was added by BC Reg 131/2011 effective July 21,2011.

 Schedule 1, 1 (f) was added by BC Reg 131/2011, effective July 21,2011.