The Regulations Amending the Gasoline Regulations were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on July 7, 2010.  The Regulations came into force on June 17, 2010. 

The Regulations and the accompanying regulatory impact analysis statement RIAS) are available at:

The Regulations allow for the production, import and sale of leaded gasoline for use in competition vehicles.  The Regulations maintain the record keeping and reporting requirements for producers, importers and sellers of leaded gasoline.

Although the exemption for the use of leaded gasoline in competition vehicles has been extended for an indeterminate period, Environment Canada, with the support of Health Canada, will conduct a five year review and will assess if further action is warranted based on science, technology and fuel replacement developments.  Environment Canada will work collaboratively with the racing industry to encourage a voluntary reduction and phase-out of leaded racing fuel. 

The work plan for the five year review will be available by the end of July.  Please contact Environment Canada’s Inquiry Centre (email; telephone 819-997-2800, toll free 1-800-668-6767 in Canada) to request a copy. 


Leif Stephanson
Manager, Fuels Section
Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment Canada
Tel.: 819-953-4673