Regulatory Affairs
December 6, 2018

The CPA reminds members that liquified petroleum gases (LPG) being transported in stationary tanks permanently mounted on trailers are non-compliant with respect to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDG Act), Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and the applicable Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards, namely CSA B620 and B622.

British Columbia Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena announced that the government has introduced enhanced chain-up regulations for commercial vehicles that include stricter fines for non-compliance. The Ministry found that the overwhelming majority of closures on the Coquihalla highway last winter were due to either poorly chained trucks or trucks without any chains and hopes that the new regulations will result in safer B.C. highways.

The CPA wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you to all our sponsors who supported our activities and events in 2018. Your support is much appreciated and contributed to a very successful year. We look forward to working together in 2019.

The CPA offices, including the Propane Training Institute, will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019 inclusively. 

Transport Canada has renewed Equivalency Certificate SU 12435 (Renewal 2). The previous certificate is hereby revoked and superseded by the new one, which is available on the CPA website.

The deadline to become compliant with WHMIS 2015 obligations was December 1, 2018. As of this date, the classification, label and safety data sheet (SDS) must comply fully with the specific legislation and regulation chosen by the supplier, and not a combination of the two. 

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Free Access to CSA Standards

Effective December 31, 2018, new editions of standards CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341 and CSA B342 will be in force. Notwithstanding, 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

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released the draft of the update to safety standard CSA B625, Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods for a 60-day consultation period. Once the safety standard has been finalized and published, a notice will be issued specifying the coming into force date of the updated standard.

Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations (2016), aimed at introducing or updating energy standards, testing standards and reporting requirements, were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on October 20, 2018.

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