Regulatory Affairs
August 15, 2019

Additional details have been provided on amendments made to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations for Rail Requirements (see June 27 Regulatory Affairs Newsletter article). 

One of the key areas in the CPA’s three-year Strategic Plan announced last May is “Stimulating the adoption of appropriate and reasonable regulations without compromising safety.” As such, the Association is looking for member feedback on regulatory barriers at the federal and provincial levels as well as for any codes and standards. Access the survey HERE. Deadline to comment is Friday, August 30.

Transport Canada will participate in the twenty-seventh meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel to be held from September 16 – 20, 2019 in Montreal. TC is interested in hearing your views and receiving your comments on all papers to be presented at this meeting, and invite you to participate in a conference call on August 29 or join them in person at the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate’s headquarters in Ottawa.  

In addition to the energy savings programs listed in the July 25 Regulatory Affairs Newsletter, the federal government has also now announced funding for the Energy Manager Program.

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.


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.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

Check out the CPA-PTI website and learn about new courses along with improved descriptions and key learning objectives! The CPA encourages you to comment or make suggestions on the training material at

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.

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.

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Lock America, Inc

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Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: September 10

Location: Langley, BC

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Location: London, ON

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