Regulatory Affairs
August 1, 2019

The CPA is aware that refillable 1 lb cylinder kits are being sold in Canada. The product allows consumers to refill their cylinders and comes with a stand for a home barbecue 20 lb cylinder and connectors. Consumers must be reminded that there is a safety risk for those not properly trained in the use and hazards of propane. 

This recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. Two incidents have been reported of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

A draft of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training, Assessment and Competency Standard and the associated updated training requirements will be released in the next month for a 60-day public comment period.


The Reliable Propane Fiable©MD Commitment is aimed at enhancing risk management performance and elevating public perception about the safety and responsibility of the propane industry. Members can find out more information about the meaning of the Reliable Propane Fiable©MD Commitment and the new CPA membership branding in a section on the CPA website.

Starting in August, the Regulatory Affairs Newsletter will be released every two weeks to allow for time to review, asses and share impacts of proposed regulatory changes with members. In case of urgent regulatory matter, the CPA will ensure to communicate with members. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rebecca Keeler at or at 613-799-0935.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

Over the last several months, the CPA/Propane Training Institute has been communicating about the improvements made to our training material and processes. CPA/PTI continues to focus on key priorities and we are making steady progress. Check out the CPA website and learn about new courses and improved descriptions! 

Free Access to CSA Standards

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site here.

The official publication of the Environmental Emergency Regulations (E2 Regulations), 2019 in the Canada Gazette, Part II, occurred on March 6, 2019. The E2 Regulations will come into force on August 24, 2019.

Recently at the CSA Technical Committee meetings on Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada provided several regulatory updates. 

New editions of standards CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341 and CSA B342 are effective since December 31, 2018.

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. 

CPA Committee Updates

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 9 am ET
To join the committee, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 2 pm ET
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: TBD
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

RegO Company
Flexmaster Canada Limited
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

Date: September 5-7

Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: September 10

Location: Langley, BC

Date: June 9-11, 2020
Location: London, ON

Affinity Partners