Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to Contain these Substances
Memorandum D19-7-2

ISSN 2369-2391

Ottawa, April 25, 2017

This document is also available in PDF (720 Kb) [help with PDF files]

In Brief

1. This memorandum has been updated to reflect requirements under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations that came into force on December 29, 2016, and replaced the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998. Main revisions to this memorandum include:

  • a) the introduction of a permitting and reporting system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); and
  • b) the introduction of a prohibition on the import of refrigerant that contains hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and HFCs in non-refillable containers.

2. This memorandum outlines procedures for the importation and exportation of ozone-depleting substances and HFCs under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations.

3. The Ozone-depleting substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations implement Canada's obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol). The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement to control the production and consumption of certain ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The Montreal Protocol benefits from universal ratification. The Regulations are intended to phase out the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances, which allows Canada to meet its obligations under the Montreal Protocol and reduce the threats to human health and environment from the impact of ozone-depleting substances.

4. This memorandum provides guidelines concerning the importation and exportation of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and halocarbon alternatives (HA), and certain products containing or designed to contain ODS. It relates directly to the supportive role the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays in assisting Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in administering the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Ozone-depleting substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (SOR/2016-137).

Legislation

Canada Border Services Agency Act - Paragraphs 5(1) and 5(2)

Customs Act – Sections 12, 95, 99, 101, and 107

Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations – Paragraph 5(1)

Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbons Alternatives Regulations – Paragraphs 74 (3) and (4).

Guidelines and General Information

Definitions

1. The following may not be the definitions from the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbons Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR) but are to be used as a guide in the application of this memorandum.

Act
Means the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Allowance
Means a written authorization, issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, to import or manufacture a specific quantity of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
CFC
Means a chlorofluorocarbon
Critical use
Means a use of methyl bromide that conforms to Decision IX/6 set out in the document entitled Report of the Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, published by the Ozone Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme.
Decision
Means a decision adopted at a meeting of the Parties held under Article 11 of the Protocol.
Emergency Use
Means a use of up to 20 tonnes of methyl bromide, in response to an emergency event, that conforms to Decision IX/6 set out in the document entitled Report of the Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, published by the Ozone Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme.
Essential purpose
Means a purpose requiring the use of a substance or a product containing or designed to contain a substance, when that use is necessary for the health and safety or the good functioning of society, encompassing its cultural and intellectual aspects, and when there are no technically or economically feasible alternatives to that use that are acceptable from the standpoint of the environment and of health.
Feedstock
Means a substance that is used – and the molecular structure of which is transformed – in the manufacture of a chemical substance.
Foaming agent
Means a chemical that is added to a plastic during the process of manufacturing plastic foam so that gas cells are formed throughout the plastic.
HBFC
Means a hydrobromofluorocarbon.
HCFC
Means a hydrochlorofluorocarbon
Heel
Means, with respect to a controlled substance, the quantity of a substance that is left in a container after it has been emptied and that does not exceed 10% of the total capacity in weight of the container for that substance.
HFC
Means a hydrofluorocarbon.
Laboratory or analytical use
Means a use that is agreed to be a laboratory or analytical use through a Decision of the Parties.
Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbons Alternatives Regulation (ODSHAR)
Means the regulations established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 respecting the manufacture, transit, use, sale, import, or export of controlled substances and certain products containing or designed to contain controlled substances.
Party
Means a State that has ratified the Protocol or that meets the conditions referred to in paragraph 8 of Article 4 of the Protocol.
Permit
Means a written authorization, issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, that is required prior to importation or exportation of ODSs or HFCs and prior to the exportation of prescribed products to countries categorized as operating under Article 5 paragraph 1 of the Montreal Protocol (considered as developing countries).
Plastic foam
Means a plastic the weight per unit of volume of which is decreased substantially by the use of a foaming agent during the manufacturing process.
Product containing or designed to contain ODS:
Note: the following is not a definition from the regulations but is an interpretation from Environment and Climate Change Canada's programs for internal uses only and is based upon the definition used in the Montreal Protocol.
  • a) If a controlled substance is present in a mixture as a carrier or to increase the effectiveness of the mixture (e.g. stabilizer, flash point suppressant, boiling point elevator, solvent for the other ingredient, propellant, etc.) and is not an active ingredient for the application, the mixture is considered to be a product containing an ODS; or
  • b) If the container is used to transport or store the ODSs and is also an integral part of the use, the container and its contents are considered a product containing or designed to contain an ODS; or
  • c) If the mixture is a polyalcohol (polyol), this mixture is considered as a pre-polymer and, as a result, a product containing an ODS. Appendix C provides an explanation. Note that Appendix C also provides examples of products containing or designed to contain ODS.
Prohibited
Means not allowed, and banned.
Protocol
Means the Montreal Protocol on substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, published by the United Nations Environment Programme and signed by Canada on September 16, 1987, in its most recent version.
Reclaimed
Means, in respect of a substance, recovered and then reprocessed and upgraded through a process such as filtering, drying, distillation or chemical treatment to restore the substance to industry-accepted reuse standards.
Recovered
Means, in respect of a substance, used and subsequently collected.
Recycled
Means, in respect of a substance, recovered, cleaned through a process such as filtering or drying and reused, including reused to recharge equipment.
Rigid foam product
Means a product containing or consisting of any of the following types of foam:
  • a) closed-cell rigid polyurethane foam, including one- and two-component froth, pour, spray, injected or bead-applied foam and polyisocyanurate foam;
  • b) closed-cell rigid polystyrene boardstock foam;
  • c) closed-cell rigid phenolic foam;
  • d) closed-cell rigid polyethylene foam that is suitable in shape, thickness and design to be used as a product that provides thermal insulation in heating, plumbing or refrigeration systems or industrial processes.
Transfer of allowance
Is a written authorization issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada approving the transfer of all or part of an HCFC consumption allowance from the original consumption allowance holder to another person.
Transit
Means transit through Canada from a place outside Canada to another place outside Canada, or where the substance is in transit through another country from a place in Canada to another place in Canada, where:
  • a) the address of the destination is known at the time of import into or export from Canada, as applicable; and
  • b) while in transit, the controlled substance is not stored other than in the normal course of transport, re-packaged, sorted or otherwise changed in condition or sold.

Import and Export Requirements

CFCs, Bromofluorocarbons, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, HBFCs and Bromochloromethane

2. Generally, the import and export of CFCs, Bromofluorocarbons, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, HBFCs and Bromochloromethane are prohibited except in specific circumstances.

3. Please refer to Table 1 of Schedule 1 of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations for the list of these substances and to Appendix A and Appendix B for the list of common/trade names and their classification.

Export

Written Authorization/Permit is Required

4. The export of these substances is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA, where the goods are being reported. ECCC will only issue a permit for export for the following purposes:

5. A permit is required to export to a developing country a product containing or designed to contain CFCs, Bromofluorocarbons, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, HBFCs and Bromochloromethane [ODSHAR, Subsection 9(1)].

Written Authorization/Permit is not Required

6. A permit is not required:

Import

Written Authorization/Permit is Required

7. The import of these substances is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA, where the goods are being released. A permit is required to import any CFC, Bromofluorocarbon, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, HBFC and Bromochloromethane.  ECCC will only issue a permit to import for the following purposes:

Written Authorization/Permit is not Required

8. A permit is not required for the import of the following products containing or designed to contain CFCs, Bromofluorocarbons, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Tetrachloromethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, HBFCs and Bromochloromethane:

The import of all other products containing or designed to contain these substances is prohibited.

Methyl Bromide

9. Generally, the import and export of methyl bromide, which includes products that contain methyl bromide, are prohibited except in specific circumstances.

10. Please refer to Table 2 of Schedule 1 of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations for the list of these substances and to Appendix A and Appendix B for the list of common/trade names and their classification.

Export

11. The export of methyl bromide is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA where the goods are being reported.  ECCC will only issue a permit for export for the following purposes:

Import

12. The import of methyl bromide is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA where the goods are being released. ECCC will only issue a permit for import for the following purposes:

HCFCs

13. Generally, the import and export of HCFCs and products containing or designed to contain HCFCs are controlled.

14. Please refer to Table 3 of Schedule 1 of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations for the list of these substances and to Appendix A and Appendix B for the list of common/trade names and their classification.

Export

Written Authorization/Permit is Required

15. The export of HCFCs is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA where the goods are being reported.  ECCC will only issue a permit for export for the following purposes:

Written Authorization/Permit is not Required

16. A permit is not required for the sale of HCFCs to a foreign ship for the refilling or servicing of its refrigeration, air-conditioning or fire-extinguishing equipment in a quantity that does not exceed the total capacity of that equipment [ODSHAR, Section 35].

Import

Written Authorization/Permit is Required

17. The import of HCFCs is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit), a valid allowance or a valid transfer of allowance from ECCC is presented to the CBSA, where the goods are being released. ECCC will only issue an import permit for the following purposes:

18. New HCFC-22, HCFC-141b and HCFC-142b can be imported with an allowance or a transfer of allowance, if they are intended to be exported or to be used as a refrigerant or as a fire-extinguishing agent. This ceases to have effect on January 1, 2020 or in the case of HCFC-123, if it is to be exported or used as a refrigerant, on January 1, 2030 [ODSHAR, Subsection 38(1)].

Written Authorization/Permit is not Required

19 . A permit is not required for the import of the following products containing or designed to contain HCFCs. It is important to note that the import of these products is prohibited after January 1, 2020 except for (b), which will continue to be allowed indefinitely.

HFCs

20. Generally, the import and export of bulk HFCs is controlled. Note that there are no prohibitions for products containing or designed to contain HFCs.

Export

21. The export of HFCs is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA where the goods are being reported [ODSHAR, Section 64].

Import

22. The import of HFCs is allowed only on the condition that a copy of a valid permit (please refer to Appendix D to see a sample of a permit) issued by ECCC is presented to the CBSA, where the goods are being released.

Maintenance of Records and Reporting

23. Every importer and exporter of ODS and HFCs is required to keep records and to report to ECCC as specified in the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations. The CBSA does not maintain these records. Memorandum D17-1-21 outlines the maintenance of records and books in Canada by importers.

Responsibilities of Canada Border Services Agency

24. The CBSA will perform visual checks of conveyances or containers for placards, labels or other markings that might indicate shipments containing controlled ODS or HFCs. For all shipments of controlled ODS and HFCs and products containing or designed to contain these substances that are imported, exported or that transit through Canada, the importer, customs broker, carrier, or their agent, must present the CBSA with one of the required documents:

25. Shipments containing regulated ODS or HFCs imported, exported or in transit through Canada will not be allowed to proceed until the required document is presented to the CBSA. For all in-transit movements of the ODS, documentation will be verified by border services officers when the shipments of ODS enter and exit Canada. Quantities must be presented in the same format as the one specified in the written authorization in order to verify that the import or export is within the maximum allowable quantity, i.e. kilograms, ODP kilograms, grams, ODP grams, milligrams, ODP milligrams.

26. The CBSA will request the prescribed document (a copy of the permit or written confirmation of the consumption allowance or an acknowledgement of the notice of shipment in transit - Appendix D displays samples of required documents) prior to releasing the goods and will also ensure that:

27. Further information concerning the release of commercial goods can be found in the Memorandum D17-1-4, Release of Commercial Goods. Please refer to the Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations for specific time frames for reporting at the CBSA export reporting offices.

28. If a border services officer suspects that a shipment is in violation of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, the shipment will be detained and the nearest ECCC regional office should be contacted immediately.

29. Upon recommendation of an ECCC enforcement officer, the CBSA may refuse entry into Canada of a shipment suspected of non-compliance with CEPA.

Responsibilities of Environment and Climate Change Canada

30. ECCC authorizes importers and exporters to import or export ODS and HFCs and products containing or designed to contain these substances by issuing a permit to import or a permit to export and/or by issuing an allowance (for HCFCs only) or a transfer of allowance. Examples of such written authorizations can be found in Appendix D.

31. Any questions with reference to permits or allowances should be referred to the Chemical Production Division of ECCC (by e-mail at ec.gestionhalocarbures-halocarbonsmanagement.ec@canada.ca or by phone at 819-938-4228).

Emergency Situations

32. The CBSA will take reasonable measures to ensure that potentially dangerous situations, resulting from the presence of controlled ODS or halocarbon alternatives at CBSA premises (e.g., a leakage or spill), do not pose a hazard to CBSA employees or to the public. The CBSA can obtain information on dealing with emergencies involving ODS or HFC by contacting the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC), a national advisory service provided by Transport Canada to assist in handling dangerous goods emergencies, at 1-888-CAN-UTEC (226-8832) or (613) 996-6666.

33. Incidents involving leaks or spills of ODSs or HFCs should be dealt with in accordance to the emergency response plan in place at the CBSA office affected.

34. Emergencies involving ODS or HFC should also be reported to the appropriate emergency response agency and to the appropriate regional office of ECCC's Environmental Enforcement Directorate.

Penalty Information

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA)

35. The following table represents the monetary penalty regime under the Environmental Enforcement Act that amends the fines, sentencing provisions and enforcement tools of six acts administered by ECCC, including CEPA.

Fine Regime under the Environmental Enforcement Act
Offender Type of Offence Summary Indictment
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Individuals Most serious offences $5 000 $300 000 $15 000 $1 M
Other offences N/A $25 000 N/A $100 000
Small Corporations & Ships under 7500 t Most serious offences $25 000 $2 M $75 000 $4 M
Other offences N/A $50 000 N/A $250 000
Corporations & Ships over 7500 t Most serious offences $100 000 $4 M $500 000 $6 M
Other offences N/A $250 000 N/A $500 000

36. The courts may impose penalties in accordance with the penalty regime specified in CEPA, section 272 and onwards.

Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)

37. The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) authorizes the CBSA to impose monetary penalties for non-compliance with Customs Act, Customs Tariff and the regulations under these Acts, as well as contraventions of the terms and conditions of licensing agreements and undertakings. Please refer to the Memorandum D22-1-1, Administrative Monetary Penalty System for details.

Additional Information

38. For further information about import or export of ODS or HFCs, please contact: Ozone Layer Protection and Export Controls
Chemical Production Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 11th floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Tel.: 819-938-4228
Fax: 819-938-4218
Email: ec.gestionhalocarbures-halocarbonsmanagement.ec@canada.ca

or visit ECCC's Stratospheric Ozone website.

39. The CBSA Border Information Service (BIS) line responds to public inquiries related to import requirements of other government departments, including ECCC. For more information within Canada, call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064; long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time, except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

Appendix A

Common/Trade Names of Ozone-depleting Substances and HFCs
Common/Trade Names Substance
1211 Halon 1211
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane CFC-113
1,1,1-TCE MCF
1,1,1-tri MCF
1,1,1-trichloroethane MCF
A D Delco Fabric MCF
Aerolex MCF
Aerothene ( R) TA solvent MCF
Aerothene ( R) TT solvent MCF
Algofrene 11 CFC-11
Algofrene 113 CFC-113
Algofrene 114 CFC-114
Algofrene 115 CFC-115
Algofrene 12 CFC-12
Algofrene 22 HCFC-22
Algofrene 502 CFC-115
Alpha-T MCF
Alpha-trichloroethane MCF
Alpha 1220 MCF
Aquadry 50 MCF
Arcton 11 CFC-11
Arcton 113 CFC-113
Arcton 114 CFC-114
Arcton 115 CFC-115
Arcton 12 CFC-12
Arcton 13 CFC-13
Arcton 22 HCFC-22
Arcton 402A HCFC-22
Arcton 402B HCFC-22
Arcton 408A HCFC-22
Arcton 409a HCFC-22
Arcton 412A HCFC-22
Arcton 509 HCFC-22
Arcton TP5R HCFC-22
Arcton TP5R2 HCFC-22
Ardrox 8PR551 Penetrant Remover MCF
Ardrox D495A Developer MCF
Ardrox K410C Remover MCF
Arklone AM CFC-113
Arklone AMD CFC-113
Arklone AS CFC-113
Arklone EXT CFC-113
Arklone K CFC-113
Arklone L CFC-113
Arklone P CFC-113
Arklone PCIL CFC-113
Arklone PSM CFC-113
Arklone W CFC-113
Arrow C190 LEC MCF
Asahifron R-11 CFC-11
Asahifron R-113 CFC-113
Asahifron R-114 CFC-114
Asahifron R-115 CFC-115
Asahifron R-12 CFC-12
Asahifron R-13 CFC-13
Asahifron R-22 HCFC-22
Asahifron R-500 CFC-12
Asahifron R-502 CFC-115
Asahiklin AK-123 HCFC-123
Asahiklin AK-124 HCFC-124
Asahiklin AK-141b HCFC-141b
Asahiklin AK-142b HCFC-142b
Asahiklin AK-225 HCFC-225
Asahiklin AK-225AE HCFC-225
Asahiklin AK-225AES HCFC-225
Asahiklin AK-123DH HCFC-225
Asahiklin AK-123DW HCFC-225
Autofrost Chill It HCFCs
Asahitriethane xxx MCF
B-70 Nettoyeur dégraisseur MCF
B-Lube MCF
Balcoxx MCF
Baltane MCF
Baltanexx MCF
BCF Fire Extinguisher Halon Halon 1211
BCM BCM
Bromochlorodifluromethane Halon 1211
Bromofluoroform Halon 1301
Bromomethane MBr
Bromotrifluoromethane Halon 1301
Carbon dichloride difluoride CFC-12
Carbon monobromide trifluroride Halon 1301
Carbon Tet CT
Carbon Tetrachloride CT
Carbon Tetrachloride Fisher CT
Carbon Tetrachloride Petro-Canada CT
Carbon Tetrachloride Vulcan CT
CB-046 mold releasing agent HCFC-141b
CFC(-)11 CFC-11
CFC(-)113 CFC-113
CFC-11 CFC-11
CFC-113 CFC-113
CFC-114 CFC-114
CFC-115 CFC-115
CFC-12 CFC-12
CFC114 CFC-114
CFC115 CFC-115
CG Triethane F MCF
CG Triethane N MCF
CG Triethane NN MCF
CG Triethane NNA MCF
CG Triflon CFC-113
CG Triflon A CFC-113
CG Triflon C1 CFC-113
CG Triflon CP CFC-113
CG Triflon D3 CFC-113
CG Triflon DI CFC-113
CG Triflon E CFC-113
CG Triflon EC CFC-113
CG Triflon EE CFC-113
CG Triflon ES CFC-113
CG Triflon FD CFC-113
CG Triflon M CFC-113
CG Triflon MES CFC-113
CG Triflon P CFC-113
CG Triflon WI CFC-113
Chem-Slich MCF
Chemlok 252 MCF
Chlorethene (R) MCF
Chlorethene (R) NU MCF
Chlorethene (R) SL MCF
Chlorethene (R) SM MCF
Chlorethene (R) VG MCF
Chlorethene (R) XL MCF
Chlorobromodifluromethane Halon 1211
Chlorobromomethane BCM
Chlorodifluorobromomethane Halon 1211
Chlorofluorocarbon 12 CFC-12
Chlorofluorocarbon C-113 CFC-113
Chloropentafluoroethane CFC-115
Chlorothane MCF
Chlorotrifluoromethane CFC-13
Chlorure de carbone CT
Circuit Freeze CFC-12
Circuit Refrigerant PH100-14 CFC-12
Circuit Refrigerant PH100-20 CFC-12
CRC Lectra Clean MCF
CRC226 MCF
Daiflon 11 CFC-11
Daiflon 113 CFC-113
Daiflon 114 CFC-114
Daiflon 115 CFC-115
Daiflon 12 CFC-12
Daiflon 13 CFC-13
Daiflon 142b HCFC-142b
Daiflon 22 HCFC-22
Daiflon 500 CFC-12
Daiflon 502 CFC-115
Daiflon S3 CFC-113
Daiflon S3-A CFC-113
Daiflon S3-E CFC-113
Daiflon S3-EN CFC-113
Daiflon S3-ES CFC-113
Daiflon S3-HN CFC-113
Daiflon S3-MC CFC-113
Daiflon S3-P35 CFC-113
Daiflon S3-W6 CFC-113
Delifrene 113 CFC-113
Dibromo-tetrafluoroethane, Halon 2402
Dichlorodifluoromethane CCl2F2 CFC-12
Dichlorotetrafluoroethane CFC-114
Difluorochlorobromomethane Halon 1211
Difluorodichloromethane CFC-12
Di 24 HCFC-124
Di 36 HCFC-22
Di 44 HCFC-22
Dional 11 CFC-11
Dional 113 CFC-113
Dowclene (R) EC MCF
Dowclene (R) EC-S MCF
Dowclene (R) LS MCF
Dry Cleaning Fluid MCF
Dry Cleaning Solvent MCF
Dymel 142b HCFC-142b
Dymel 22 HCFC-22
Elecsolv MCF
Ethana AL MCF
Ethana FXN MCF
Ethana HT MCF
Ethana IRN MCF
Ethana NU MCF
Ethana RD MCF
Ethana RS MCF
Ethana SL MCF
Ethana TS MCF
Ethana VG MCF
F-113 CFC-113
F-114 CFC-114
F-115 CFC-115
FCC-11 CFC-11
FCC-12 CFC-12
FCC-13 CFC-13
FE-232 HCFC-123
FE-241 HCFC-124
Film Cleaning Grade MCF
Fire Extinguisher Flugex 12B1 Halon 1211
Flon Showa 11 CFC-11
Flon Showa 114 CFC-114
Flon Showa 12 CFC-12
Flon Showa 13 CFC-13
Flon Showa 22 HCFC-22
Flon Showa 500 CFC-12
Flon Showa 502 CFC-115
Flon Showa FS-3 CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3A CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3D CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3E CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3ES CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3M CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3MS CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3P CFC-113
Flon Showa FS-3W CFC-113
Floron 11 CFC-11
Floron 12 CFC-12
Floron 22 HCFC-22
Flugene 22 HCFC-22
Fluorisol CFC-113
Fluorocarbon 11 CFC-11
Fluorocarbon 114 CFC-114
Fluorocarbon(-)113 CFC-113
Fluorochloroform CFC-11
Flurorocarbon 115 CFC-115
Forane 11 CFC-11
Forane 113 CFC-113
Forane 114 CFC-114
Forane 115 CFC-115
Forane 12 CFC-12
Forane 123 HCFC-123
Forane 13 CFC-13
Forane 141b HCFC-141b
Forane 142b HCFC-142b
Forane 22 HCFC-22
Forane 500 CFC-12
Forane 502 CFC-115
Forane FX 10 HCFC-22
Forane FX 20 HCFC-22
Forane FX 55 HCFC-22
Forane FX 56 HCFC-22
Forane FX 57 HCFC-22
Formacel S HCFC-22
Free Zone HCFC-142b
Freeze 12 HCFC-142b
Freeze-It CFC-12
Freezone HCFCs
Freon 11 CFC-11
Freon 113 CFC-113
Freon 114 CFC-114
Freon 115 CFC-115
Freon 12 CFC-12
Freon 13 CFC-13
Freon 22 HCFC-22
Freon 502 CFC-115
Freon MCA CFC-113
Freon PCA CFC-113
Freon SMT CFC-113
Freon T-B1 CFC-113
Freon T-DA35 CFC-113
Freon T-DA35X CFC-113
Freon T-DEC CFC-113
Freon T-DECR CFC-113
Freon T-DFC CFC-113
Freon T-DFCX CFC-113
Freon T-E35 CFC-113
Freon T-E6 CFC-113
Freon T-P35 CFC-113
Freon T-WD602 CFC-113
Freon TA CFC-113
Freon TDF CFC-113
Freon TE CFC-113
Freon TES CFC-113
Freon TF CFC-113
Freon TMC CFC-113
Freon TMS CFC-113
Freon TMS solvents CFC-113
Freon TP35 CFC-113
Freon TWD 602 CFC-113
FRIGC-FR 12 HCFC-124
Frigen 11 CFC-11
Frigen 113 CFC-113
Frigen 114 CFC-114
Frigen 115 CFC-115
Frigen 12 CFC-12
Frigen 13 CFC-13
Frigen 22 HCFC-22
Frigen 500 CFC-12
Frigen TR 113 CFC-113
Friogas 12 CFC-12
Friogas 141b HCFC-141b
Fronsolve CFC-113
Fronsolve AD-17 CFC-113
Fronsolve AD-7 CFC-113
Fronsolve AD-9 CFC-113
Fronsolve AD-19 CFC-113
Fronsolve AE CFC-113
Fronsolve AES CFC-113
Fronsolve AM CFC-113
Fronsolve AMS CFC-113
Fronsolve AP CFC-113
Fronsolve R 113 CFC-113
FX-56 HCFC-22
G 2015 HCFCs
G Triflon E35 CFC-113
G 12 CFC-12
G2015 HCFC
G2018A HCFC-22
G2018B HCFC-22
G2018C HCFC-22
Genesolv 2000 HCFC-141b
Genesolv 2004 HCFC-141b
Genesolv 2123 HCFC-123
Genesolv 2127 HCFC-123
Genetron 11 CFC-11
Genetron 113 CFC-113
Genetron 114 CFC-114
Genetron 115 CFC-115
Genetron 11SBA CFC-11
Genetron 12 CFC-12
Genetron 123 HCFC-123
Genetron 124 HCFC-124
Genetron 13 CFC-13
Genetron 141b HCFC-141b
Genetron 142b HCFC-142b
Genetron 22 HCFC-22
Genetron 408A HCFC-22
Genetron 409A HCFC-22
Genetron 500 CFC-12
Genetron 502 CFC-115
Genetron 503 CFC-13
Genetron HP80 HCFC-22
Genetron HP81 HCFC-22
Genetron MP39 HCFC-22
Genetron MP66 HCFC-22
Genklene A MCF
Genklene LV MCF
Genklene LVJ MCF
Genklene LVS MCF
Genklene LVX MCF
Genklene N MCF
Genklene P MCF
Genklene PT MCF
Gex MCF
GHG-HP HCFC-22
GHG-X4 HCFC-22
GHG-X5 HCFC-22
GHG HCFC-22
GHG12 HCFC-22
Halocarbon 11 CFC-11
Halocarbon 113 CFC-113
Halocarbon 114 CFC-114
Halocarbon 115 CFC-115
Halocarbon 12 CFC-12
Halocarbon 12B1 Halon 1211
Halocarbon 13B1 Halon 1301
Halocarbure 12 CFC-12
Halocarbure 11 CFC-11
Halocarbure 113 CFC-113
Halocarbure 114 CFC-114
Halocarbure 115 CFC-115
Halon 1211 Halon 1211
Halon 1301 Halon 1301
Halotron 1 HCFCs
Halotron 1 Primarily HCFC-123
Halotron I HCFC-123
Helmitin Solvant C678 MCF
Hot Shot HCFCs
HyperClean Circuit Cleaner HCFCs
Isceon 11 CFC-11
Isceon 113 CFC-113
Isceon 114 CFC-114
Isceon 115 CFC-115
Isceon 12 CFC-12
Isceon 13 CFC-13
Isceon 22 HCFC-22
Isceon 500 CFC-12
Isceon 502 CFC-115
Isceon 69L HCFC-22
Isceon 69S HCFC-22
JS-536B MCF
K1144 Ultra Sol MCF
K12 CFC-12
K120 MCF
K120 N.F.S. Solvant inflammable MCF
K120 Solvent MCF
K7 FC-700 nettoyeur pour tissus MCF
Kaiser Chemical 12 CFC-12
Kaltron CFC-113
Kaltron 11 CFC-11
Kanden Triethane MCF
Keykleen 503 MCF
Khladon CFC-11
Kodak Movie Film Cleaner MCF
Konden Triéthane MCF
Korfron 11 CFC-11
Korfron 12 CFC-12
Korfron 141b HCFC-141b
Korfron 142b HCFC-142b
Korfron 22 HCFC-22
Krylon Dulling Spray MCF
Laser Dry Spot Liquid Buffer MCF
Ledon 11 CFC-11
Ledon 113 CFC-113
Ledon 114 CFC-114
Ledon 12 CFC-12
Loctite 75559 MCF
Loctite Safety Solvent MCF
Mafron 11 CFC-11
Mafron 12 CFC-12
Magicdry MD- CFC-113
MCF MCF
Meforex 123 HCFC-123
Meforex 124 HCFC-124
Meforex 141b HCFC-141b
Meforex 142b HCFC-142b
Methane dichlorodifluoro CFC-12
Methane Tetrachloride CT
Methane tetrachloro CT
Meth-O-Gas 100 MBr
Meth-O-Gas Q MBr
Methyl bromide MBr
Methyl chloroform MCF
Methyl Chloroform Technical MCF
Methyl Chloroform Low Stabilized MCF
Methyl monobromide MBr
Methylene chlorobromide BCM
Methyltrichloromethane MCF
Microduster TX104 CFC-12
Microduster TX104a CFC-12
Microduster TX600 CFC-12
Minus 62 Instant Chiller # 1669-16S CFC-12
Molecular N.F. Cleaner/Degreaser MCF
Molybkombin UMFT4 MCF
Molybkombin UMFT4 Spray MCF
Monobromomethane MBr
Monochloromonobromomethane BCM
Monochloropentafluroethane CFC-115
MS-122N HCFC-141b
MS-136N MCF
MS-143 HCFC-141b
MS-170 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Solv. MCF
MS-180 NR.226 Electro Contact CFC-113
MS-240 Quick-Freeze CFC-12
MS-938 HCFC-141b
MU711 HCFC-21
MU711 HCFC-22
MV3 MCF
NAF P-III HCFC-123
NAF S-III HCFC-22
Nanofron CFC-113
NC-123 MCF
NCI-C04626 MCF
Necatorina CT
Nettoyant B-70 MCF
Nettoyeur à contact NR226 CFC-113
Nettoyeur à tissus MCF
Nettoyeur contact # 1328 Krylon MCF
Nettoyeur H et M MCF
New Dine T MCF
Niax-11 CFC-11
Niax 12 CFC-12
Niax Blowing Agent 12 CFC-12
Nicer'n ice 99900403 CFC-12
Nicrobraz Cement xxx MCF
Nilos Solution xxx xx MCF
Norchem xx xxx xxx MCF
Oxyfume 12 CFC-12
Oxyfume 2000 HCFC-124
Oxyfume 2002 HCFC-124
PC 81x MCF
Penngas 2 HCFCs
Pentafluoroethylchloride CFC-115
Perchloromethane, CT
Perfluoroethyl chloride CFC-115
Picrin MCF
Polioi Poliuretano ICI HCFC-141b
Precision Duster CFC-12
Precision Duster Non-Liquid CFC-12
Prelete MCF
Proact MCF
Propaklone MCF
Propellant 11 CFC-11
Propellant 114 CFC-114
Propellant 115 CFC-115
Propellant 12 CFC-12
Propulseur 114 CFC-114
Propulseur 115 CFC-115
Propulseur 12 CFC-12
Quick Freeze Shandon CFC-12
R-113 CFC-113
R-114B2 (1 and 2) CFC-114
R-115 CFC-115
R-401A HCFCs
R-401B HCFCs
R-401C HCFCs
R-402A HCFC-22
R-402B HCFC-22
R-403A HCFC-22
R-403B HCFC-22
R-405A HCFCs
R-406A HCFCs
R-408A HCFC-22
R-409A HCFCs
R-409B HCFCs
R-411A HCFC-22
R-411B HCFC-22
R-412A HCFCs
R-414A HCFCs
R-414B HCFCs
R-415A HCFC-22
R-500 CFC-12
R-501 CFC-12
R-502 CFC-115
R-503 CFC-13
R-504 CFC-115
R-505 CFC-12
R-506 CFC-114
R-509A HCFC-22
R11 CFC-11
R12 CFC-12
RCRA Waste Number 226 MCF
Refrigerant 11 CFC-11
Refrigerant 113 CFC-113
Refrigerant 114 CFC-114
Refrigerant 115 CFC-115
Refrigerant 12 CFC-12
Refrigerant 500 CFC-12
Refrigerant 501 CFC-12
Refrigerant 502 CFC-115
Refrigerant 504 CFC-115
Refrigerant/Aerosol MS-240 CFC-12
Roberts 931 Seaming Adhesive MCF
Rolyen Cold Spray CFC-12
Rust Inhibitor B007 MCF
S.E.M.I Grade MCF
Safety Solvent 8060 MCF
Safety Solvent (Aerosol) 75-563 MCF
Safety Solvent (Aerosol) 755-59 MCF
Safety Solvent 755-71 MCF
Safety Solvent 75563 MCF
Sanfax Pick-One MCF
Sérétine CT
Shine Pearl MCF
SIENKATANSO CT
Solkane 123 HCFC-123
Solkane 141b HCFC-141b
Solkane 141b DH HCFC-141b
Solkane 141b MA HCFC-141b
Solkane 141b WE HCFC-141b
Solkane 142b HCFC-142b
Solkane 22 HCFC-22
Solkane 22 / 142b HCFCs
Solkane 406A HCFC-22
Solkane 409A HCFC-22
Solkane 507 MCF
Solvethane MCF
Sonic Solve CFC-113
Sonic Solve xxx MCF
Spotchek Cleaner/Remover MCF
SS-25 MCF
Sunlovely MCF
Super Solution MCF
Suva 123 HCFC-123
Suva 124 HCFC-124
Suva 125 HCFC-125
Suva HP80 HCFC-22
Suva HP81 HCFC-22
Suva MP39 HCFCs
Suva MP52 HCFCs
Suva MP66 HCFCs
Swish MCF
Tafclen MCF
Taisoton 12 CFC-12
Taisoton 22 HCFC-22
TCTFE CFC-113
Tempilaq MCF
Terr-O-Gas MBr
Tetrachloromethane CT
Tetrachlorure de carbon CT
Tetrachlorure de carbone ACS CT
Three Bond 1802 MCF
Three Bond xxx MCF
Three One-A MCF
Three One-AH MCF
Three One-EX MCF
Three One-F MCF
Three One-HS MCF
Three One-R MCF
Three One-S MCF
Three One-T MCF
Three One-TH MCF
Tipp-Ex MCF
Toyoclean MCF
Toyoclean AL MCF
Toyoclean ALS MCF
Toyoclean EE MCF
Toyoclean EM MCF
Toyoclean HS MCF
Toyoclean IC MCF
Toyoclean NH MCF
Toyoclean O MCF
Toyoclean SE MCF
Toyoclean T MCF
Triethane PPG MCF
Tri-Ethane MCF
Trichloro-1,1,1 ethane MCF
Trichloroethane MCF
Trichlorofluorocarbon CFC-11
Trichlorofluoromethane CFC-11
Trichloromethylfluoride CFC-11
Trichloromonofluoromethane CFC-11
Trichlorotrifluoromethane CFC-113
Urethane Resine HCFC-141b
Wax solvent 83 MCF
Wei T'o cleaning solution HCFC-141b
Wei T'o liquefied (22) gas deacidification solution HCFC-22
Wei T'o soft spray HCFC-141b
Wei T'o solution #2 HCFC-141b

Appendix B

List of HS Codes for Most Common ODS
HS Code Description

2903.14.00.00

Carbon tetrachloride

2903.19.00.00

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. - Saturated chlorinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons: - Other

2903.29.00.00

Other - Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons

2903.39.00.22

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. - Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons: - Other - Fluorinated hydrocarbons: - 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane

2903.39.00.29

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. - Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons: - Other - Fluorinated hydrocarbons: - Other

2903.39.00.90

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. - Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons: - Other - Other

2903.71.00.00

Chlorodifluoromethane

HCFC-22

2903.72.00.00

Dichlorotrifluoromethanes

HCFC-123, HCFC-123a, HCFC-123b

2903.73.00.00

Dichlorofluoroethanes

HCFC-141, HCFC-141b

2903.74.00.00

Chlorodifluoroethanes

HCFC-142, HCFC-142b

2903.75.00.00

Dichloropentafluoropropanes

HCFC-225, HCFC-225ca, HCFC-225cb

2903.76.00.00

Bromochlorodifluoromethane, bromotrifluoromethane and dibromotetrafluoromethanes

Halon 1211, Halon 1301, Halon 2402

2903.77.00.00

Other, perhalogenated only with fluorine and chlorine

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs, e.g., CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, etc.)

2903.79.00.00

Other - All other HCFCs not listed elsewhere (e.g., HCFC-21, HCFC-31, HCFC-121, HCFC-122, etc.)

Hydrobromofluorocarbons

All bromofluorocarbons other than Halon 1211, Halon 301 and Halon 2402

Bromochloromethane (Halon 1011)

3808.92.10.10

Fungicides - In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.92.20.10

Fungicides - In bulk or in packages of a gross weight exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane: - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.93.10.10

Herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators - In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.93.20.10

Herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators - In bulk or in packages of a gross weight exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.94.10.10

Disinfectants - In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.94.20 10

Disinfectants - In bulk or in packages of a gross weight exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.99.10.10

Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers). In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3808.99.20.10

In bulk or in packages of a gross weight exceeding 1.36 kg each - Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3813.00.00.10

Preparations and charges for fire-extinguishers; charged fire-extinguishing grenades. - Containing bromochlorodifluoromethane, bromotrifluoromethane or dibromotetrafluoroethanes

3813.00.00.20

Preparations and charges for fire-extinguishers; charged fire-extinguishing grenades. - Containing methane, ethane or propane hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs)

3813.00.00.30

Preparations and charges for fire-extinguishers; charged fire-extinguishing grenades. - Containing methane, ethane or propane hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

3813.00.00.40

- Containing bromochloromethane

3814.00.00.10

Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers. - Containing methane, ethane or propane chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

3814.00.00.20

- Containing methane, ethane or propane hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

3814.00.00.30

 - Containing carbon tetrachloride, bromochloromethane or 1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform)

3824.71.00.00

Mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane: - Containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

3824.72.00.00

Mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane: - Containing bromochlorodifluoromethane, bromotrifluoromethane or dibromotetrafluoroethanes

3824.73.00.00

Mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane: - Containing hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs)

3824.74.00.00

Mixtures containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), whether or not containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

3824.75.00.00

Mixtures containing carbon tetrachloride

3824.76.00.00

Mixtures containing, 1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform)

3824.77.00.00

Mixtures containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or bromochloromethane

3824.78.00.00

Mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane: - Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

3824.79.00.00

Mixtures containing other halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane

Appendix C

Examples of Products that may Contain Ozone-depleting Substances and Hydrofluorocarbons

Aerosol spray cans containing:

Some products in an aerosol spray can use CFCs or HCFCs as a propellant or as a slurrying agent, e.g., deodorants, hair sprays, party string, and antiperspirants.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, Subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR, Subsection 42(1)].

Automotive air conditioning refill kits containing:

These kits might include small containers of refrigerants used to recharge automobile air-conditioning units and contain about 340 grams of CFC-12. They are sold to auto dealers, repair shops and, through retail outlets, to the public.

It is prohibited to import: pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, Subsection 13(1)].

Cooling sprays containing:

Dust-off sprays provide a gentle stream of gas to blow dust and other contaminants off fragile surfaces, such as optical lenses, mirrors, film negatives, polished metal surfaces, art work and electrical and electronic components. Dust-off sprays, sold in standard aerosol spray cans, have many uses and are usually sold through:

Dust-off sprays containing:

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR, subsection 42(1)].

Lubricant, coating or cleaning solvents for electrical or electronic equipment containing:

CFCs were used extensively in the electronics industry as a cleaning solvent. HCFCs replaced them. They are sometimes packaged in pressurized aerosol spray cans and sold as a cleaner for electrical and electronic equipment, audio and visual service, and optical devices.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR, subsection 42(1)].

Lubricants in mining operations containing:

Lubricants have been developed to safeguard open gears, cables, and wire ropes on large machinery for use in mining operations. CFC or HCFC propellants are used in this application because they are non-flammable and the CFCs or HCFCs are generally recognized to be non-toxic for humans but are toxic for the environment.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR 1998, subsection 42(1)].

Mold release agents containing:

  1. prohibited as of January 1, 2020.

Mould release agents are lubricants that are applied to the surface of moulds before injection of plastic or elastomeric material. Mould release agents are packaged in aerosol spray cans. This product is a specialty item sold primarily to commercial users.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

This type of spray can be imported in pressurized containers containing any HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b or HCFC-142b [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(a)] until January 1, 2020 [ODSHAR, subsection 43(1)].

Pest control products containing:

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR 1998, subsection 42(1)].

The import of these products is prohibited unless it contains methyl bromide. In this case the importer must have an import permit for critical use, quarantine application, pre-shipment application or emergency use.

Plastic foams, including rigid foams (e.g., foam insulation) and flexible foams (e.g., carpet underpadding)

Rigid foam containing HCFCs other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b and HCFC-142b – allowed until December 31, 2019, and prohibited as of January 1, 2020.This type of product cannot be imported if containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)]; or any flexible plastic foam for which an HCFC was used as a foaming agent [ODSHAR, section 41].

This type of product can be imported in pressurized containers containing any HCFC in rigid foam other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b and HCFC-142b [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(f)].

"Polyol" (manufacture or importation) containing HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b and HCFC-142b – exempted

A polyol is a mixture of polyalcohol, which is one component of a two component system used to manufacture polyurethane foams in which HCFCs are used as foaming agents. The polyol mixture is considered a product containing or designed to contain ODS. This type of mixture is a polyurethane prepolymer.

The importation and manufacture of polyol containing an HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b and HCFC-142b are not controlled in Canada until January 1, 2020. However, the importation of HCFC-141b, the only HCFC used in the manufacture of polyol, is prohibited for that purpose. After January 1, 2020, it is prohibited to import a product that contains or is designed to contain any HCFC [ODSHAR, paragraph 43(1)].

Protective sprays for documents containing:

Sometimes placing a photographic print or a film negative against a glass surface can produce a rainbow effect. To prevent this, the print or the negative is sprayed with a protective coating which separates the film from the glass just enough to prevent the effect. It provides a very fine and uniform aerosol and it does not react with the photographic emulsion.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

This type of spray can be imported in pressurized containers containing any 2 kg or less of an HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b or HCFC-142b [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(c)] until its exemption end on January 1, 2020 [ODSHAR, subsection 43(1)].

Refrigerant R-412A and refrigerant R-509A:

The import of pressurized containers containing these two products is allowed [ODSHAR, paragraphs 42(2)(g) and 42(2)(h)] until their exemption ends on January 1, 2020 [ODSHAR, subsection 43(1)].

Domestic and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning/heat pump equipment containing or designed to contain:

Used refrigeration equipment (for example refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, water coolers, ice machines, air conditioning and heat pump units) may have a compressor containing CFCs. Even if the compressor has been emptied of the CFCs, the compressor is still designed to contain CFCs. Therefore, the importation of this equipment is prohibited [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

Automobile and truck air conditioning units (whether or not incorporated in vehicles) containing or designed to contain CFCs - prohibited

Car compressors from used cars often contain CFCs. Even if the compressor has been emptied of the CFCs, the compressor is still designed to contain CFCs. Therefore, the importation of the equipment is prohibited [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

Exempted:

Signal horns containing:

Signal horns operate by using a pressurized gas. They are sold through safety supply companies for use by workers in hazardous locations such as isolated spaces, factory floors, and docking yards. Signal horns are also sold through boating supply companies as emergency boat or fog horns. Pocket-and purse-size devices are sold at the retail level as personal distress signals and for protection against threatening animals.

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)] or 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR, subsection 42(1)].

Spinnerette lubricant or cleaning spray containing:

A spinnerette is a special form of extrusion head for producing fibers.
This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

This type of spray can be imported in pressurized containers containing any HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b or HCFC-142b [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(b)] until its exemption ends on January 1, 2020 [ODSHAR, subsection 43(1)].

Total flooding system containing:

A total flooding system releases an extinguishing agent (gas, foam) into a confined space to extinguish a fire within that space. This type of system is also designated as Total Flooding Extinguishing System or Total Flooding Fixed System. Total flooding systems are mainly used in computer room or where sensitive instruments are used.

The importation of a total flooding system, if it contains halons, is authorized only in cases where the equipment is to be used in aircraft or military ships or military vehicles. In such cases, the container serves not only to transport or store the controlled substance but is an integral part of its use, such that the entire system is considered a product containing or designed to contain ODS [ODSHAR, paragraph 13(2)(a)].

Fire extinguishing systems in a pressurized container containing 2 kg or less of an HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b or HCFC-142b for non-residential applications are exempted and can be imported [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(d)].

The import of fire extinguishing systems containing HCFC for residential applications is prohibited if they are pressurized containers that contain 2 kg or less of any HCFC [ODSHAR, subsection 42(1)].

Wasp or hornet spray containing:

This type of spray cannot be imported in pressurized containers containing any CFC [ODSHAR, subsection 13(1)].

This type of spray can be imported in pressurized containers containing 2 kg or less of any HCFC other than HCFC-22, HCFC-141b or HCFC-142b [ODSHAR, paragraph 42(2)(e)] until its exemption end on January 1, 2020 [ODSHAR, subsection 43(1)].

Content of Permit Issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada

Reference: ODSHAR-PER-YY-0XX

Company name
Contact name
Title of contact person
Address
City, Province
Postal Code

Permit to Import Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Pursuant to Section 69 of the Ozone depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

In response to your Application for a Permit to Import a Substance on Schedule 1, dated DATE, I authorize COMPANY NAME to import for USE (IF APPLICABLE)  the following calculated level of virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbons from the United States of America for the year 20XX:

Controlled substance: HCFC-22
Quantity:  XX kg
ODP: XX
Calculated level: XX kg

The permit is in effect as of today and will end on December 31, 2017.

The issuance of this permit is accompanied by certain obligations and requirements. Please read the attachment for more details. A permit issued under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations does not remove or override a person's or company's obligation to comply with other legislation in Canada.

If you have any questions concerning the Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, please contact René Desjardins at Rene.Desjardins@canada.ca or at 819-938-4237.

Director's name and signature
Director
Chemicals Production Division
Environment Canada
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment
Attachment

Content of Allowance Issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada

Reference: ODSHAR-ALL-17-00001

Company name
Contact name
Title of contact person
Address
City, Province
Postal Code

Consumption Allowance of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The purpose of this letter is to inform COMPANY NAME of its consumption allowance for HCFCs for the calendar year 2017. According to the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations that came into force on December 29, 2016, the annual consumption allowances for 2017 are calculated based on the HCFC consumption allowance granted for 2014 for the cooling sector multiplied by 28.57%.

The consumption allowance for COMPANY NAME in 2017 has been calculated to be: XX ODP-kg

According to subsection 38(1) of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, HCFCs imported under a consumption allowance must be used or sold as a refrigerant or as a fire-extinguishing agent or be exported.
According to section 39, any HCFC that is imported for use as a refrigerant must be stored in a refillable container.

According to subsection 55(2) of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, permanent and temporary transfers that have been approved by the Minister will be subtracted or added, as the case may be, for the purpose of calculating a person's consumption allowance of HCFCs.

According to subsection 38(2) of the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, as of January 1, 2020, no person shall import with a consumption allowance any HCFCs other than HCFC-123 to be used or sold as a refrigerant or if it is to be exported. As of January 1, 2030, no person shall import any HCFC with a consumption allowance.

If you have any questions concerning the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, please contact René Desjardins at Rene.Desjardins@canada.ca or at 819-938-4237.

Director's name and signature
Director
Chemicals Production Division Environment Canada
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

Attachment

References

Issuing Office
Other Government Departments Programs Unit
Program Policy and Management Division
Commercial Program Directorate
Headquarters File
68464
Legislative references
Canada Border Services Agency Act
Customs Act
Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999
Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations
Other references
D17-1-4, D17-1-21, D22-1-1
Superseded memorandum D:
D19-7-2 dated
Date modified: