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Material Definitions


AMS supports obligated producers who supply the following materials:

  • Antifreeze and Antifreeze containers
  • Oil Containers
  • Oil Filters

The HSP Regulation defines HSP materials according to Categories:

“Category A” includes:

  • Oil filters

“Category B” includes:

  • Antifreeze
  • Oil containers

These categories determine the different management and performance targets which AMS will manage on behalf of its customers.

The specific definitions of the materials are as follows:

antifreeze” means a product containing ethylene or propylene glycol that is used or intended for use as a vehicle engine coolant and includes,

a)       the initial antifreeze supplied with a new vehicle, and

b)       antifreeze that is premixed and concentrated.

“antifreeze” includes the product’s primary packaging, that has a capacity of 30 litres or less

oil container” means a container that is used for the supply of new lubricating oil and that has a capacity of 30 litres or less;

“lubricating oil” means petroleum-derived or synthetic crankcase oil, engine oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, heat transfer fluid or other oil or fluid used for lubricating machinery or equipment.

oil filter” means a fluid filter, other than a gasoline filter, and includes,

a)       a spin-on style filter or element-style fluid filter that is sold separately or as part of a product, that is used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications,

b)       a filter used for oil, diesel fuel, storage tank fuel, coolant, household furnace fuel, and

c)       a sump type automatic transmission filter.

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