Regulatory Affairs
November 5, 2020

Transport Canada has released the following bulletin, Volumetric capacity on TC highway tanks, which covers important safety information about marking and filling highway tanks that transport dangerous goods. The bulletin is targeted to anyone who manufactures TC highway tanks and for those who fill these and other highway tanks with dangerous goods. While this does not immediately affect propane, some members may be affected for class 3 dangerous goods containers.

Transport Canada has issued the following bulletin, New requirements for tank testers, tank inspectors and training organizations, to convey important about changes to the CSA B620:20 standard, covering certification requirements for highway and portable tank testers and tank inspectors. It also covers the new training organization registration related to tank testers and tank inspectors.

With Transport Canada remaining firm on its deadline to implement Electronic Logging Platforms by June 12, 2021 for all federally regulated trucks, despite not having started the platform certification program until late October, the CPA has requested an update meeting in April 2021 to identify any issues that members may experience due to the program’s late start.

On October 13,  the Standards Council of Canada announced that Transport Canada has engaged with the Canadian General Standards Board to revert the Transport Canada standard TP14877 back to its status as a CGSB National Standard of Canada. TP14877 is a standard for “Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail”. The CPA has set up a sub-committee to examine the new document and requires your input before November 6, 2020.

On October 23, 2020 Ontario’s Technical Standards & Safety Authority posted the 2020 Code Adoption Document for propane storage and handling. This move signals the Authority’s intention to proceed with adopting the National Code through the CAD for all regulated sectors, providing businesses with consistency across the country by aligning Ontario with other provinces and minimizing Ontario-specific amendments.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The Propane Training Institute launched two new courses to support the growing auto propane market on November 4, international Auto Propane Day:

    - Filling Auto Propane Tanks for Fleets – 100-12
    - Self-service Filling at Private Auto Propane Stations – 100-22

These courses are shorter, more focused and designed to adapt our training programs to the needs of the industry while maintaining our high safety standards, and ultimately reflecting advances in technology within our industry. The two courses are now available for trainers across Canada. 

The CPA/PTI continue to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. 


The following temporary certificates have been renewed until January 31, 2021 (or the day they are cancelled in writing by the Minister of Transport).

Provinces continue to adjust to the pandemic by reducing or increasing the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings, depending on rising case numbers. 



Keep informed with up-to-date information by visiting our COVID-19 website.

The Ontario government released its response framework to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to developing a gradual approach for public health and workplace safety measures, the government is also providing temporary property tax and energy cost rebates - which includes propane - to eligible businesses effective November 16.

Free Access to CSA Standards

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations can be accessed for free here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - October 20 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - October 15 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 15 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 22 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - September 24 Meeting

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

Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

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

Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Propane Association has cancelled all seminar in-person events scheduled for 2020 for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

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