Regulatory Affairs
April 14, 2022

UPDATE – NS: Gov’t plans to eliminate two signature green tag requirements

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The CPA and members met with Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration Technical Safety branch division on March 30, 2022, to consult on proposed elimination of two signature green tag requirements on propane installations.

The government’s new proposed measures would permit approval by email or phone for installations between
1 million and 400,000 BTU.

The province intends to approve some installations based on gas technician safety through phone approval. Some will need to set up a pre-approved install with a five-day delay to get inspected, and larger facilities would still need a provincial inspection before start-up.

This allowance would be a Chief Inspector Directive, meaning faster implementation when compared to the time it would take to enact regulatory change. 

The industry provided feedback on the proposed process, and the province promised a second level of engagement before implementing it. The industry indicated some positive relief compared to the current green tag requirements.



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