Regulatory Affairs
April 3, 2020

The Canadian Propane Association is monitoring COVID-19 and keeping members informed as it relates to the propane industry as well as compiling information sources for business continuity planning and risk mitigation. The CPA has created three documents to support you during your operations. We invite you to consult them regularly - they will be updated on an on-going basis.

Please check our COVID-19 Information & Resources web page regularly for updates.

Propane production and deliveries are essential services. The CPA has worked with all governments to ensure production and delivery of propane be included in the list of essential services. For the complete list, along with additional information and resources, visit the CPA COVID-19 web page and click on the following tabs: Essential Services in Canada and Provincial Essential Services.

Several provinces have extended validation periods for drivers licences, registrations, certificates and permits in response to COVID-19. The CPA is working on the permitting, licensing and training re-certifications for those provinces not listed or where extensions have yet to be granted. Please check the CPA COVID-19 web page for updated information. 


Measurement Canada, an agency of the Government of Canada's Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, says it is taking the next steps to protect the safety of people and communities by reducing services across their offices, effective March 16, 2020

Transport Canada has amended the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations, including mandating the use of electronic logging devices. The changes made will come into effect June 2021. These changes will impact federally regulated carriers, including carriers that operate interprovincially.

The Standards Council of Canada has identified that industry has not been provided adequate information regarding how CRN changes can be implemented to allow pressure vessel approval between participating provinces. For guidance on the process, please view the Standards Council of Canada’s presentation: Update on the Reconciliation Agreement.

Transport Canada will not be requesting information on security plans for railway loaders until early July 2020 (date to be confirmed). They will be providing information on how to submit your security plan electronically through a Transport Canada secure portal in the coming months.

On March 20, 2020 the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and the California Air Resources Board have announced that the next joint carbon market auction will be held on May 20; the Joint Cap-and-Trade Auction #23 Notice is available on the MELCC's website

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is beginning the process of reaching out to industry to review the potential of mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) for intra-provincial carriers. No changes have been made to Ontario’s hours of service legislation, Ontario Regulation 555/06 – Hours of Service.

Transport Canada has released Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Formatting Changes) in the Canada Gazette. This new location came into force on February 19, 2020. This change is in format only and did not introduce any new requirements.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

The Canadian Propane Association has put together best practices that are being used throughout the training industry to protect your employees and trainees while maintaining your training capacity to support the propane industry, considered an essential service: CPA Guide to Hosting a Training Session During COVID-19. Should you identify other measures that have proven beneficial, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can share with everyone to help keep our industry personnel safe in their work practices. For information or questions, please contact Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Robert Loenhart 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.

CPA Committee Updates

The Canadian Propane Association is pleased to present Gerald Bartels as the new Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee. Gerald will begin his duties immediately and will be officially presented at the next meeting of the RA Committee set for June 8, 1 pm to 3 pm ET.

  • BC Committee - January 21 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 19 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - September 5 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 12 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 3 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 10 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - October 24 Meeting

Meeting summaries can be found in your Document Library in your online member profile. Click here to log in to your member profile. 

Date: April 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
To join the conference call, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To join the conference call, please contact Allan Murphy.

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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 Events web page for up-to-date information on event status.

Date: May 5-7, 2020

Location: Edmonton, AB

More information here.

Date: May 27-28, 2020

Location: St. John's, NL

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.

Date: September 15, 2020

Location: Langley, BC

More information here.

NEW Date: November 30 - December 2, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

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