Regulatory Affairs
October 25, 2018

The CPA continues to work on improving our training services. We have a few items to update you on: our code of conduct and new PTI manual feedback support.

The Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) issued an information bulletin on propane tank fires following an incident that occurred at a metal recycling facility in Alberta.

Alberta Transportation’s Coordination & Information Centre has changed its name to Environmental and Dangerous Goods Emergencies (Alberta EDGE). While they will continue offering the same services, the name change better reflects their operation.

Over the last several months, the CPA consulted with committees and members across the country on the adoption of Reliable Propane. With the adoption of a commitment statement, the objective is to improve risk management performance and to elevate public perception about the safety and responsibility of the propane industry.

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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

Transport Canada (TC) is seeking feedback on the potential introduction of new fees for its Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Means of Containment Facilities Registration Program, which ensures that all Means of Containment used in transporting dangerous goods are designed, manufactured, certified, repaired and maintained according to safety standards referenced in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

CPA Committee Updates

Date: October 30

Time: 8:30am

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Moncton

Click here to view the meeting package. 

Date: October 30

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Rd. Coquitlam, BC)

Click here to view the meeting package

The CPA is currently seeking nominations for the position of Chair and Vice-Chair of the new Ontario Committee. Any Ontario member has the right to nominate or stand for this position. To nominate yourself or someone else for the position, please complete the nomination form that can be found on the Grid and email it to no later than Friday, November 16, 2018

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