Regulation - LGIC

Amendment to O. Reg. 535/05 - Ethanol in Gasoline

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the amendments to O. Reg. 535/05 consistent with the proposals as described in the regulatory proposal notice posted on February 1, 2016, with minor modifications as a result of comments received. The amended regulation, which was filed on December 19, 2016, will come into force on January 1, 2017. Changes from the original regulation are summarized as follows:

- Including ethanol derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) under the definition of "cellulosic ethanol" in subsection 1(1) and requiring that, for the determination of compliance Section 4 (1), the bio-based component of post-diverted MSW be demonstrated according to a prescribed frequency and the test method ASTM D6866-16
- Removal of outdated, time-limited exemption for, and references to, Northern Ontario (definition of "Northern Ontario" in Subsection 1(1) and definition "F" in subsection 4(1), Subsections 3(3) and Clause 5(2)(c)), and outdated exemptions for fuel produced for a limited time under a fuel quality variance in Subsections 2(6) and 2(7))
- Updating Subsection 2(1) to reference the latest version of the applicable fuel standard for ethanol-blended gasoline: CAN/CGSB-3.511-2016
- Updating Subsection 2(1) to replace ASTM D5798 standard with CAN/CGSB-3.512-2013 standard
- Updates to Subsection 2(2) to reference the latest versions of applicable fuel standards for ethanol: CAN/CGSB-3.516-2011 and ASTM D4806-16a

The amendments to the Ethanol in Gasoline regulation do not change Ontario's commitment under the Climate Change Action Plan to develop a modern renewable fuel standard for gasoline.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
Contact Address:
Glynn Robinson
Senior Policy Coordinator
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division
Air Policy Instruments and Programs Design Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Floor 10
Ferguson Block
Toronto Ontario
Phone: (416) 314-2412
Effective Date:
January 1, 2017