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Renewable Fuels Regulations (SOR/2010-189)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2013-10-25. Previous Versions

General

Application

Marginal note:Non-application threshold — primary suppliers

  •  (1) Sections 5 to 25, paragraphs 29(b), (f) and (g) and sections 30 to 33 and 35 do not apply, in respect of a gasoline compliance period or of a distillate compliance period, as the case may be, to a primary supplier who produces without any importation or imports without any production, or produces and imports in total, less than 400 m3 of

    • (a) gasoline, during every period of 12 consecutive months in the gasoline compliance period; and

    • (b) diesel fuel and heating distillate oil, during every period of 12 consecutive months in the distillate compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Non-application threshold — renewable fuel

    (2) Section 34 does not apply, in respect of a compliance period, to a person who produces without any importation or imports without any production, or produces and imports in total, less than 400 m3 of renewable fuel, during every period of 12 consecutive months in the compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — certain fuels

    (3) Sections 5 to 25, paragraphs 29(b), (f) and (g) and sections 30 to 33 and 35 do not apply, in respect of a compliance period, to a primary supplier who, during the compliance period, produces without any importation or imports without any production, or produces and imports combined, only gasoline, diesel fuel and heating distillate oil that is described in any of paragraphs 6(4)(a) to (j), or any combination of them.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — section 28

    (4) Section 28 does not apply, in respect of a compliance period, to a person to whom both subsections (1) and (2), or both subsections (2) and (3), apply in respect of the compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — para. 139(2)(d) of the Act

    (5) These Regulations do not apply in respect of a fuel that is imported in a fuel tank that supplies the engine of a conveyance that is used for transportation by water, land or air.

Marginal note:Opting in notice

  •  (1) Despite section 2, these Regulations apply to a primary supplier, or a producer or importer of renewable fuel, who opts-in by sending a written notice to the Minister requesting that these Regulations are to apply to them. These Regulations so apply as of a day that is specified in the notice, which day must be at least one day after the day on which the notice is sent.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (2) The opt-in notice must contain the information set out in Schedule 1 or 6, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Rescinding opt-in notice

    (3) The primary supplier, or the producer or importer, as the case may be, may rescind the opt-in notice by fulfilling the requirements described in paragraphs 11(3)(a) to (c).

Measurement of volumes

Marginal note:Requirements

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), any volume that a person is required to record under these Regulations must be determined

    • (a) by one or more measurement devices that comply with the Weights and Measures Act and the regulations made under that Act; or

    • (b) in accordance with a measurement standard or method that is appropriate for that determination and is cited in the American Petroleum Institute’s Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards.

  • Marginal note:Requirements — transitory rule

    (2) A person may, for the 180 days after the coming into force of this section, use a measurement standard or method that deviates from one referred to in paragraph 1(b), if the person describes that deviation in the report on measurement methods sent under section 35.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of subsection (1)

    (3) If there is no measurement device, standard or method referred to in subsection (1) that would allow the person to determine the volume in accordance with that subsection, the person must record the volume as accurately determined by another person who is independent of them. They must record the following information obtained from the other person:

    • (a) the name and civic address of the other person;

    • (b) the volume, expressed in litres, as determined by the other person and the type of fuel or biocrude that the volume comprises;

    • (c) the date on which and the location where the determination was made;

    • (d) the measurement device, standard or method used to determine the volume; and

    • (e) the type of renewable fuel in the volume, if any, and the volume of that renewable fuel, expressed in litres.

  • Marginal note:Volumetric correction

    (4) A volume referred to in subsection (1) must be corrected to a temperature of 15°C and, in the case of a volume of biocrude, by subtracting the volume of water contained in the biocrude, if any. However, a person who imports a batch of fuel may correct the volume of the batch to 60°F, if the person records that they made the correction.

  • Marginal note:Volumetric correction — transitional

    (5) Despite subsection (4), a volume referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or subsection (3) need not, for the 180 days after the coming into force of this section, be corrected to a temperature of 15°C or 60°F.

  • Marginal note:When volume determined

    (6) If the volume of a batch of liquid petroleum fuel is to be measured under subsection (1) at a production facility at which it was produced, the volume must be determined as follows:

    • (a) if the batch is dispatched from a production facility that is owned by a primary supplier to another facility that is owned by the primary supplier in a series of railway cars through which the fuel flows

      • (i) on dispatch of the batch from the production facility, or

      • (ii) on receipt of the batch at that other facility;

    • (b) if the batch is dispensed into the fuel tank of a vehicle or other mobile equipment within the production facility

      • (i) on the batch being sent to a fuel dispensing device — or the storage tank that services the fuel dispensing device — within the production facility, or

      • (ii) on the batch being dispensed from that fuel dispensing device; and

    • (c) in any other case, on dispatch of the batch from the production facility.

  • Marginal note:Cubic metres rather than litres

    (7) A volume that is to be recorded or reported

    • (a) under section 29 — if the volume is the volume of a batch referred to in subparagraph 29(e)(iii) or (iv) — or under paragraph 32(1)(d) or (2)(d) or any of subsections 32(4), (5) and (8) may be expressed in cubic metres to three decimal places, rather than in litres, if that unit is indicated in the record; and

    • (b) under section 29 — if the volume is a volume not referred to in subparagraph 29(e)(iii) or (iv) — or under any other provision of these Regulations, other than those referred to in paragraph (a), may be expressed in whole cubic metres or in cubic metres to one, two or three decimal places, rather than in litres, if that unit is indicated in the record or report.

  • Marginal note:Rounding

    (8) A volume

    • (a) referred to in paragraph (7)(a) that is expressed in cubic metres, is to be rounded to the nearest thousandth of a cubic metre and, if the volume is equidistant between two one-thousandths of a cubic metre, to the higher of them; and

    • (b) referred to in paragraph (7)(b) that is expressed in whole cubic metres or in cubic metres to one, two or three decimal places, is to be rounded, as the case may be, to the nearest whole cubic metre or the nearest one-tenth, one-hundredth, or one-thousandth of a cubic metre and, if the volume is equidistant between two whole cubic metres or two one-tenths, one-hundredths or one-thousandths of a cubic metre, to the higher of them; and

    • (c) referred to in paragraph (7)(a) or (b) that is expressed in litres is to be rounded to the nearest litre and, if the volume is equidistant between two litres, to the higher of them.

  • Marginal note:Rounding — percentages of volume

    (9) The percentage of a volume of renewable fuel that is determined for the purpose of the definition high-renewable-content fuel in subsection 1(1) or of subsection 17(1) is to be rounded to the nearest whole number percentage and, if the percentage is equidistant between two whole number percentages, to the nearest even whole number percentage.

  • SOR/2011-143, s. 2

PART 1Requirements Pertaining to Gasoline, Diesel Fuel and Heating Distillate Oil

Prescribed Quantities of Renewable Fuel

Marginal note:Gasoline pool

  •  (1) For the purpose of section 139 of the Act, the quantity of renewable fuel, expressed as a volume in litres, calculated in accordance with subsection 8(1), must be at least 5% of the volume, expressed in litres, of a primary supplier’s gasoline pool for each gasoline compliance period.

  • Marginal note:Distillate pool

    (2) For the purpose of section 139 of the Act, the quantity of renewable fuel, expressed as a volume in litres, calculated in accordance with subsection 8(2), must be at least 2% of the volume, expressed in litres, of a primary supplier’s distillate pool for each distillate compliance period.

 
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