Regulatory Affairs
November 2, 2017

The CPA conducted a compliance poll related to the issue of stationary tanks permanently mounted on trailers. The CPA met with Transport Canada on this issue and they remain open to providing a transition period to companies who would experience undue hardship if immediate compliance was imposed.

Two new editions of gas safety codes came into force on November 1, 2017: CSA-B149.2-15 – Propane storage and handling code and CSA-Z662-15 – Oil and gas pipeline systems.

Alberta Municipal Affairs recently published a bulletin to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gasfitters/sheet metal workers and owners of the requirements to ensure the installation and operation of gas heating appliances comply with the manufacturer's certified instructions and the CSA B149.1 – Natural gas and propane installation code.

The Technical Standards & Safety Authority, which regulate the propane industry in Ontario, released their 2018-2022 strategic plan. They have developed an ambitious plan to ensure they effectively reduce safety risks and provide value to customers and stakeholders.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

In response to the recent Transport Canada clarification regarding ASME tanks permanently mounted (bolted or welded) wheeled trailers, PTI is removing images and references to these configurations from the PTI 300-05: Cargo Loading and Securement version 2.2 program. Expect to see version 2.3 available in the coming weeks in French and English.

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

As previously reported, CSA B622-14 – Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2 requires that diesel engines on highway tanks and portable tanks containing dangerous goods of Class 2.1 and being used during loading and off-loading shall be equipped with an automatic engine air intake shut-off device. 

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Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 11:30 am CT

Venue:  Creekside Pub and Brewery, Regina, SK

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Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 1:00pm ET

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Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am ET

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Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (lunch will be served at 12:00 pm)
Venue: Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
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Date: May 15-16, 2018

Venue: Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario

Date: June 6-7, 2018

Venue: Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario