- vehicle engines;
- heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment;
- audio/video equipment such as DVD players; and
- computer equipment.
The prohibition on using BNST extends to its manufacture, use, sale, offer to sale or importation of BNST in Canada beyond March 14th, 2015. Continued use of BNST beyond this date without the approval of Environment Canada constitutes a violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and may attract significant penalties against both companies and individuals authorizing or acquiescing in the use of BNST.
In recognition of the challenges that industry has faced in finding suitable alternatives to BNST, the Regulation does provide companies with an ability to obtain renewable 1-year permits for the continued use of BNST upon satisfying certain conditions which satisfy Environment Canada that the dissemination of BNST will be controlled and that the applicant company has a plan to transition to an alternative to BNST in its motors.