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Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003 (SOR/2003-289)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2009-07-30. Previous Versions

Prohibitions (continued)

  •  (1) No person shall install a system that operates or is intended to operate with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1 unless authorized to do so by a permit issued under these Regulations.

  • (2) Effective January 1, 2005, no person shall install a solvent system that operates or is intended to operate with a halocarbon listed in item 11 or 12 of Schedule 1 unless authorized to do so by a permit issued under these Regulations.

  •  (1) No person shall use a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1 as a solvent in a solvent system.

  • (2) Effective January 1, 2005, no person shall use a halocarbon listed in item 11 or 12 of Schedule 1 as a solvent in a solvent system unless authorized to do so by a permit issued under these Regulations.

  •  (1) No person shall store, transport or purchase a halocarbon unless it is in a container designed and manufactured to be refilled and to contain that specific type of halocarbon.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of halocarbons used as laboratory analytical standards or laboratory reagents.

  • SOR/2009-221, s. 2(F)

Recovery

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who installs, services, leak tests or charges a refrigeration system, an air-conditioning system or a fire-extinguishing system, or who does any other work on any of those systems that may result in the release of a halocarbon, shall recover, into a container designed and manufactured to be refilled and to contain that specific type of halocarbon, any halocarbon that would otherwise be released during those procedures.

  • (2) A person who recovers halocarbons from a fire-extinguishing system shall use recovery equipment with a transfer efficiency of at least 99% as referred to in the publication ULC/ORD-C1058.5-2004, of the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, entitled Halon and Halocarbon Clean Agent Recovery and Reconditioning Equipment.

  • (3) The reference to the publication in subsection (2) shall be read as excluding its preface.

  • SOR/2009-221, s. 3
  •  (1) Before dismantling, decommissioning or destroying any system, a person shall recover all halocarbons contained in the system into a container designed and manufactured to be refilled and to contain that specific type of halocarbon.

  • (2) Before dismantling, decommissioning or destroying a system, a person shall affix a notice to the system containing the information set out in column 3 item 1 of Schedule 2.

  • (3) No person shall remove a notice referred to in subsection (2) except to replace it with another such notice.

  • (4) In case of the dismantling, decommissioning or destruction of any system, the owner shall keep a record of the information contained in the notice referred to in subsection (2).

Installation, Servicing, Leak Testing and Charging

Refrigeration Systems and Air-Conditioning Systems

  •  (1) Only a certified person may install, service, leak test or charge a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system or do any other work on the system that may result in the release of a halocarbon.

  • (2) A person who does any of the work referred to in subsection (1) shall do so in accordance with the Refrigerant Code of Practice.

  • (3) No person shall charge a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1 for the purpose of leak testing the system, except when recommended in the Refrigerant Code of Practice.

  •  (1) A certified person who conducts a leak test on a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system shall affix a notice to the system containing the information set out in column 3 of item 2 of Schedule 2.

  • (2) No person shall remove a notice referred to in subsection (1) except to replace it with another such notice.

  • (3) The owner shall keep a record of the information contained in the notice referred to in subsection (1).

  •  (1) The owner shall conduct a leak test, at least once every 12 months, of all of the components of a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system that come into contact with a halocarbon.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to small refrigeration systems or small air-conditioning systems, or to air-conditioning systems that are designed for occupants in motor vehicles.

 Subject to section 14, no person shall charge a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system unless, before charging it,

  • (a) a certified person leak-tests the system; and

  • (b) if a leak is detected, the certified person notifies the owner and the owner repairs the leak.

 As soon as possible after a leak from a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system is detected, and in any case within seven days after the day on which the leak is detected, the owner of the system shall

  • (a) repair the leak;

  • (b) isolate the leaking portion of the system and recover the halocarbon from that portion; or

  • (c) recover the halocarbon from the system.

  •  (1) If a leak is detected from a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system and it is necessary to charge the system to prevent an immediate danger to human life or health, section 12 does not apply to the system during the period in which the danger persists, up to a maximum of seven days after the day on which the leak is detected.

  • (2) If a refrigeration system or an air-conditioning system is charged under the circumstances described in subsection (1),

    • (a) the person who charged the system shall immediately notify its owner of the charge; and

    • (b) the owner shall, within seven days after receiving notice under paragraph (a), submit a written record to the Minister describing

      • (i) the nature of the immediate danger to human life or health and the circumstances that justify charging the system in order to prevent the danger,

      • (ii) the amount of halocarbon charged to the system, and

      • (iii) the date of repair of the leak or recovery of the remaining halocarbon from the system.

 No person shall charge an air-conditioning system that is designed for occupants in motor vehicles with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1.

 Effective 90 days after the day on which these Regulations come into force, no person shall charge a refrigeration system that is installed in, that is attached to, or that normally operates in conjunction with a means of transportation, other than a refrigeration system for use on a military ship or a chiller, with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1.

  • SOR/2009-221, s. 4

 Effective January 1, 2005, no person shall charge a system listed below with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1:

  • (a) a refrigeration system, other than a chiller, a small refrigeration system or a refrigeration system for use on a military ship; and

  • (b) an air-conditioning system, other than a chiller, a small air-conditioning system or an air-conditioning system for use on a military ship.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), effective January 1, 2005, no person shall charge a chiller, other than one for use on a military ship, that has undergone an overhaul that includes the following procedure or repair with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1:

    • (a) the replacement or modification of an internal sealing device;

    • (b) the replacement or modification of an internal mechanical part other than

      • (i) an oil heater,

      • (ii) an oil pump,

      • (iii) a float assembly, and

      • (iv) a vane assembly, in the case of a chiller with a single-stage compressor; or

    • (c) any procedure or repair that resulted from the failure of an evaporator or a condenser heat-exchanger tube.

  • (2) From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009, an owner of a chiller referred to in subsection (1) may charge the chiller with a halocarbon listed in any of items 1 to 9 of Schedule 1 but no person shall operate that chiller later than one year after the day on which it was charged, unless it no longer contains any halocarbon listed in any of those items.

  • (3) The owner of a chiller charged under subsection (2) shall provide written notice to the Minister within 14 days after the chiller is charged, which notice shall contain the information set out in column 3 of item 3 of Schedule 2.

 
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