Canadian electronics law: British Columbia overview

british columbia

 

Type of law / reference
In effect?
SubjectProducts covered / Requirements
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
FEDERAL CEPAYesRestriction of hazardous substancesRegulates and restricts the manufacture, import and sale of toxic substances (see Schedule 1 of CEPA - high priority substances)
FEDERAL Health CanadaYesHazardous SubstancesX medical device manufacturers must identify BPA and DEHP in any new Class II, III and IV medical devices
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
FEDERAL Energy Efficiency ActYesMinimum standardsEstablishes labeling and minimum energy efficiency standards (MEPS) for appliances, lights, HVAC, water heaters, electronics, other energy using products
FEDERAL Incandescent lightbulbsYesLightbulbsRequires energy efficiency labeling of incandescent bulb packages and energy efficiency standards for 60-100W bulbs (January 2013) and 60-40W bulbs (January 2014)
E-WASTE
BC reg 449/2004YesTVs / Computers / Printers

Label or Notification Required: -

Tax or Fee Required: -

Government Take-Back Plan: -

Manufacturer Take-Back Required: Yes

Landfill Disposal Ban: Yes

OTHER
FEDERAL Green House Gas (GHG) reporting ruleYesGreenHouse Gases

Requires all facilities that emit at least 50,000 tonnes of Greenhouse gases to report their emissions to Environment Canada.

BC GHGRPYesGreenHouse Gases

Reporting Operations required to report GHG regardless of their overall GHG emissions. >25,000 tonne CO2e emitters require third party verification of their emissions.

 

 

Government agency:

British Columbia Province Legislature

 

 

 

 

     

     

     

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