Regulatory Affairs
March 20, 2020

I write to you from home at a time when we are coming to terms with a new reality of “social distancing”…First and foremost, we at the CPA hope you and your family and colleagues are safe. With the CN strike, the blockades and now COVID-19, this is a lot of stress on your teams and businesses within the past few months.

Federal government measures that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may affect members who are required to temporarily cross the Canada-U.S. border to access customers who are living on Canadian island border locations and are only accessible from the United States side.

The CPA reminds members that the deadline to register your site to comply with Environmental Emergency (E2) plans has passed. The deadline for the remaining requirements of E2 plans regulations is fast approaching. The last compliance requirement to meet Environment and Climate Change Canada regulations states that by August 24, affected parties must:

In the March 5th RA newsletter, Transport Canada requested any organization working directly with the rail industry to review and provide feedback on Rail Security requirements, Security Awareness Training and Security Plan Training. CPA members have responded to the call for feedback; you can view the CPA's response and member feedback to Transport Canada here.

Congratulations to the winner of the Canadian Propane Association’s Photo contest, Jim Bellwood of Highlands Propane Inc.! Jim’s amazing shot won him a propane turkey fryer. A big thank you to Eco-Pro for sponsoring this contest and thanks to all who participated.

Transport Canada has selected the CPA to participate in a peer review of certain issues in the TC regulations. The CPA’s feedback, along with other industry responses, will be used to determine which issues will receive funding for the review.

The CPA has received the new equivalency certificate SU 13263 that allows CPA members to attach riveted plates onto TC Series-4 containers once they have been requalified. The equivalency certificate was issued on January 31, 2020 and is available on the CPA website.

The codes reflect the latest advances in technology and the most current safety requirements.

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.

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

During these challenging times, the Canadian Propane Association’s top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our propane community. We have cancelled our spring events – Leadership Summit and in-person Regional Committee meetings. Please monitor our website for up-to-date information on event status.

Date: May 27-28, 2020

Location: St. John's, NL

More information here.

Date: June 1-3, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

Date: June 9-11, 2020

Location: London, ON

More information here.

Date: June 17-18, 2020

Location: Hecla Island, MB.

More information here.

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

More information here.

Affinity Partners