Regulatory Affairs
September 21, 2017

Welcome to the first issue of Regulatory Affairs, your compliance and safety newsletter!   Issued weekly, we hope that it will keep you updated and engaged on the latest regulatory matters.  We want the newsletter to be as relevant as possible to you and we look forward to hearing your comments on this new format.  Regulatory Affairs is distributed to CPA Members only and you are welcome to share with your colleagues or to encourage them to subscribe. 


Regulatory Affairs will include the following sections: Alerts (proposed regulations, directives, codes, etc.), Ongoing Consultation and Updates, Published Regulatory Matters (completed regulations, codes, standards, variances, etc.), CPA Committee Updates, PTI Updates, and Upcoming Events.


If there are other members in your company who should be receiving the Regulatory Affairs newsletter, please send an email to and include Regulatory Affairs Newsletter in the subject line.


Mélanie Levac
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Safety

The BC Safety Authority has issued the following Gas Technology Directives for review and comment:

As of September 20, 2017, the BC Safety Authority is adopting a new operating name and identity. From now on, BC Safety Authority will be known as “Technical Safety BC”. For more details please click here

The TSSA is holding a Propane Safety Industry Workshop on Tuesday, October 17. To register, click here.

The TSSA has issued an amendment to the Gaseous Fuels Code Adoption Document FS-225-17. It includes specific requirements for propane or natural gas heating appliances installed in livestock and poultry barns that vent into the barn space.

The Quebec Government has pre-published four regulations on hydrocarbons in the September 20 edition of the Gazette officielle du Québec. A 45-day comment period now follows this pre-publication. 

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

As provincial requirements for documentation of tank inspection have been undergoing change across Canada, we have completed a recent update of the PTI 100-09: ASME Tank and PRV Inspection. This update includes additional appendices with tools to support comprehensive, documented inspections.


Free Access to CSA Standards

On July 12, 2017, an amendment entitled Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) (International Harmonization Update, 2016) was published in Part II of the Canada Gazette. The adopted amendments are accessible here.

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

The CPA is working closely with Members on Transport Canada’s notice that some propane companies are transporting propane in stationary tanks permanently mounted (e.g., bolted or welded) on trailers. 

The Fuel Safety Section of the Technical Safety Division issued FS17-06 Fuel Safety Code Adoption Information Sessions. It is holding stakeholder information sessions throughout Nova Scotia to introduce several new code editions the province is seeking to adopt under the Technical Safety Standards Regulations.

CPA Committee Updates

The Transportation Committee will be meeting via conference call at 1:00pm ET on Wednesday, October 4. To register for this call or to join the Transportation Committee, please contact James Daniels at The summary of the previous meeting can be found here.


The Codes and Standards Committee will be meeting via conference call at 11:00am ET on Thursday, October 5. To register for this call or to join the Transportation Committee, please contact James Daniels at The summary of the previous meeting can be found here.


The next CPA Atlantic committee meeting will be held in Moncton, NB on Thursday, October 26. To register or for more details, please contact Jean-François Duguay at


Congratulations to the three individuals who have stepped up and are assuming the Role of Chair for CPA Committees across Canada:

CPA BC Committee  – Nancy Borden / Vancouver Island Propane Services

CPA AB Committee – Rob Barrow / Eco-Pro Services

CPA SK Committee – Scott Morris / Federated Co-operatives Limited


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November 8-9, 2017
CPA Board of Directors Meeting

June 6-7, 2018
CPA Leadership Summit