Regulatory Affairs
January 16, 2020

The CPA has received the renewal certificates for TDG equivalencies, which are available on the CPA website. Ensure vehicles that transport dangers goods in the manner covered by the equivalency are carrying the current version.

The CPA is hiring! The CPA is now accepting applicants for a Director, Propane Recycling Canada and encourages you to circulate it to anyone you know who may be interested in applying. 

The CPA received notification that some highway tank facilities are experiencing delays in the Transport Canada approval process (see NEW! Federal – Compliance issues with highway tank facilities published December 19, 2019, for details on Transport Canada’s inspection findings at highway tank facilities).

On December 18, 2019, the CPA met with Environment and Climate Change Canada to advocate for change and to receive clarification on the Environmental Emergency Regulations and the Technical Guidelines (See Update: Federal technical guidelines for Environment Emergency Regulations published November 29, 2019).

Transport Canada is hosting a webinar to present the finalized approach for the Client Identification Database. The intent of the database is to provide an accurate and reliable inventory of TDG sites and activities to ensure regulatory oversight is consistent, risk based and able to keep pace with evolving and emerging safety risks. To attend the webinar please follow the instructions indicated in the article.

As of January 1, 2020, the reconciliation agreement for the Canadian Registration Number mutual recognition of design reviews is in effect in British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

Technical Safety BC has announced a new nationally recognized pressure welder certificate of qualification program. This new program will ensure that all pressure welders working in the province meet the minimum capabilities of the trade as required by the applicable codes.

Stewardship Ontario’s proposed Wind Up Plan for the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program has been approved by the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority. The news release outlining the conditions of this approval can be viewed here. The CPA is developing a plan for an industry-led small propane cylinder recycling program.

The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Resources Board announced that the next joint carbon market auction will be held on February 19, 2020.


The Canadian Propane Association takes pride in honouring the very best through its CPA Awards program. The awards bring together top talent and champions of the propane industry recognize game changers in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
  • Health & Safety Award
  • Innovation Award
  • PTI Trainer Award

Nomination documents must be received by the CPA no later than Februrary 28, 2020.

For more information on the awards program or to nominate someone today, visit

Pro-Par Inc.
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.

CPA Committee Updates

Please join the CPA in thanking Royden Boudreau, Business Development Manager at Sullivan Fuels Ltd., in New Glasgow, NS for accepting the position of Chair of the Atlantic Committee. He succeeds long-time Chair, Steve Ferguson.

Date: January 21 2020
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PT
To join the Committee, please contact Darren Cunningham.

Date: March 2020
Time: TBD
To join the Committee, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

Date: April 2020
Time: TBD
To join the Committee, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

RegO Company
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

Date: May 5-7, 2020

Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: May 26-27, 2020

Location: St. John's, NL

Date: June 9-11, 2020

Location: London, ON

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

Affinity Partners