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BC Adopts New Gas Safety Codes and Regulation Amendments

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On August 25, the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) issued Information Bulletin IB-GA-2016-01: Gas Safety Regulation Amendments and New Gas Safety Codes Adopted.

 A number of amendments to the sections and Schedule to the Gas Safety Regulations are effective November 1, 2016. The amendments include repeals, substitutions, additions, strikeouts, renumbering and the adoption of new editions of codes.

Work performed under permits taken out from November 1, 2016 onward will require compliance with the new editions of codes adopted under M 297. Work performed under permits taken out prior to November 1, 2016 may be assessed to either the previous or new edition of the applicable code(s). The Ministerial Order also adopts two new codes that will come into force November 1, 2017: CSA B149.2-15 Propane Storage and Handling Code and CSA Z662-15 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. Videos and an online course will be available mid-September through BCSA’s Online Learning Centre at Live training events start November 1, 2016.


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