Emission regulations

Emissions are regulated by all levels of government.

Municipal regulations

A number of B.C. municipalities have enacted anti-idling bylaws:

Provincial regulations

Cleaner Gasoline Regulation

Establishes standards for gasoline that will significantly reduce emissions of harmful pollutants, such as:

  • Volatile organics
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Sulphur oxides
  • Toxics

Gasoline Vapour Control Regulation

Requires the installation and use of gasoline vapour control systems at service stations, bulk gasoline storage plants, gasoline terminals and on truck cargo tankers.

These systems are designed to prevent the escape of gasoline vapours into the atmosphere during the transfer of gasoline between fuel storage tanks and cargo tankers.

Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Warranty Regulation 

This prohibits the sale or the making available for sale of a motor vehicle in British Columbia unless the manufacturer promises to fix the vehicle free of charge if there are defects in materials or workmanship that cause the vehicle to fail emission standards.

Federal regulations

Fuel quality and dispensing

Vehicle emissions standards