Regulatory Affairs
August 23, 2018

The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) has issued a bulletin on their Gas Burning Equipment – Field Approval program, which is designed to approve custom-made, one-of-a-kind, built-on-site, or limited-edition gas burning appliances that cannot be certified by designated certification organizations.

Manitoba has adopted the new codes in an effort to bring the province in line with its New West Partnership counterparts in Western Canada and other Canadian jurisdictions.

The 2018 TDG Newsletter is now available on the Transport Canada website. Click here to start reading. 


The CPA Ottawa office has relocated to 410 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 406, Ottawa, ON K1R 1B7. Please update your records accordingly. 

Cowan Insurance Group
Northridge Electric
PTI - Propane Training Institute

In the last few months, we have been working hard to update our Propane Training Institute (PTI) courses. To this end, the CPA undertook to update the manuals to ensure training material reflected new Codes and regulations. An ad-hoc committee of the Board has also been formed to support our future plans to ensure high-quality training.

Free Access to CSA Standards

The Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Technical Committee on Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods has published new editions of standards CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341 and CSA B342. In accordance with Section 1.3.2 of the TDG Regulations, these newly published standards come into force on December 31, 2018, however, members may begin transitioning to these new standards at any time before this date. 

The CPA holds a number of Equivalency Certificates on behalf of its members and are available on the CPA websiteThe terms and conditions of each Equivalency Certificate must be adhered to at all times. 

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on Saturday, June 30. Interested persons may submit comments on the proposed Regulations by August 30.

As part of its Regulatory Modernization Initiative, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched consultations on rail-related regulations and guidance materials. The CTA invites affected stakeholders to share their views to ensure that the CTA's rail-related regulations and guidance materials are relevant, clear and up-to-date.


For a number of years, the CPA Board of Directors has been discussing the adoption of a code of practice with the objective of improving risk management performance and elevating public perception about the safety and responsibility of the propane industry. The CPA is now looking for member feedback on the draft Reliable Propane commitment statement.

As part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week taking place September 16-22, CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems.

CPA Committee Updates

The Regulatory Affairs Committee is seeking nominations for the position of vice-chair. All Regulatory Affairs Committee members have the right to nominate or stand for this position. Please complete the form and return it to James Daniels by e-mail ( no later than Friday, August 31, 2018


The Auto-Propane Committee is seeking nominations for the position of vice-vhair. All Auto-Propane Committee members have the right to nominate or stand for this position. Please complete the form and return it to James Daniels by e-mail ( no later than Friday, August 31, 2018

Date: September 6

Time:  5:00pm

Location: Sheraton Red Deer (Palermo Room)

Date: September 18
Time: 2:00pm ET
Email to join this committee.

Date: September 19
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Email to join this committee.

Date: September 20
Time: 11:00am ET
Email to join this committee.

Date: October 10

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

WESROC Monitoring Solutions
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Flexmaster Canada Limited
Naylor Association Solutions