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B.C. Reg. 142/2009
O.C. 258/2009
Deposited April 1, 2009
effective January 1, 2011
This consolidation is current to May 21, 2024.

Environmental Management Act

Antifreeze Regulation

4Offence and penalty


1   In this regulation:

"antifreeze" includes engine coolant;

"motor vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Motor Vehicle Act.


2   Subject to section 3, a person must not sell antifreeze that contains 10% or more ethylene glycol by weight.


3   Section 2 does not apply to antifreeze

(a) that contains at least 30 but no more than 50 parts per million by weight of denatonium benzonate bittering agent,

(b) contained within a motor vehicle for sale or lease, or

(c) of a volume greater than 200 litres contained in a single container.

Offence and penalty

4   A person who contravenes section 2 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $200 000.

[Provisions of the Environmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 138 (2) (r) and (3) (d)]