Regulatory Affairs
October 4, 2018

The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs act, 2017 was passed by the Ontario Government on November 22, 2017. This legislation introduced a number of changes including raising minimum wage and establishing new scheduling rules for Ontario employers that will affect CPA members starting January 1, 2019.

The CSA CGA 12.4-M84 (R2018) Standard – Dispensing Devices for Propane Fuel for Highway Vehicles was recently reaffirmed by the CSA. This Standard applies to the mechanical and electrical features of newly manufactured dispensing devices for propane liquid for use as fuel in internal combustion engines where such devices are intended primarily to dispense the liquid directly into the fuel storage tank of the vehicle. A copy of this Standard can be purchased on the CSA Website.

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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

On September 28, 2018, the Ontario government posted a policy proposal to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) file #013-3867 to make changes to the Drive Clean Program and redesign emission testing requirements for heavy-duty vehicles.

On September 11, 2018, the Government of Ontario posted Bill 4, which repeals the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 and addresses various matters related to the wind down of the Cap and Trade Program, on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) for a 30-day comment period.

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