Regulatory Affairs
August 29, 2019

Alberta Municipal Affairs stated in a recent notice, Conversion fuel system on motor vehicles re-inspection interval amendment, that the propane fuel system on a converted vehicle no longer requires requalification at regular intervals. Previously, converted vehicles required requalification every five years and were given labels with an expiry date.

The Canadian Propane Association is pleased to welcome Royden Boudreau as the new vice-chair for the Atlantic Committee. He will be attending the October 17 meeting in his new role.

Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Safety Rebecca Keeler recently visited members Rob Barrow of Eco-Pro Services and Cameron Stewart of Maxquip at their offices in Calgary.

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 has been extended to Tuesday, September 3.

The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and the California Air Resources Board held the last joint carbon market auction on August 20, 2019.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

The Canadian Propane Association/Propane Training Institute continues to improve its services to better serve trainers and students. Click here for a list of prerequisite and general prequalifications to PTI training courses and here for more details on: 

  1. PTI Prerequisites and General Prequalification for PTI Training
  2. Printing on Demand – a new system
  3. Updated manual versions soon to be published
  4. Transportation of Dangerous Goods – PTI excels!
  5. Other updates to our priorities improving PTI services

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.

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 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm ET
To join the committee, please contact Darren Cunningham.

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 2, 2019
Time: 1 pm ET
To join the committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 11 am ET
To join the committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

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

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