Emissions are regulated by all levels of government.
A number of B.C. municipalities have enacted anti-idling bylaws.
- Inventory of air quality bylaws in British Columbia - 2015 (PDF, 1 MB)
- Idle Free B.C.’s list of local anti-idling programs
Establishes standards for gasoline that will significantly reduce emissions of harmful pollutants, such as volatile organics, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and toxics.
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.
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 on Fuel Quality and Fuel Dispensing
- Benzene in Gasoline Regulations
- Contaminated Fuel Regulations
- Gasoline and Gasoline Blend Dispensing Flow Rate Regulations
- Gasoline Regulations
- Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations
- Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations