Regulatory Affairs
December 21, 2020

While many organizations are equipped with tools and resources that can resolve common IT cyber incidents, there is a growing need to address and mitigate the risks associated with cyber incidents that impact the operational technology environments of organizations.

Starting Jan. 1, 2021 Albertans will no longer require expiry stickers on their licence plates as the province moves toward adopting reflective plates.

In 2018, the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) and the Association Québécoise du Propane signed an agreement that requires propane companies to report their progress on requalifying pressure relief valves to the RBQ twice a year until December 2023. However, the RBQ has recently reported that only a small number of companies are meeting this requirement.

The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Ressources Board will hold the joint carbon market auction on February 17, 2021.

The CPA asked for your feedback to provide your experience with Transport Canada's virtual audit process (see previous story). The CPA has compiled responses received to date from members who have experienced this new process. Overall, industry feedback is positive, and all indications point towards TC adoption of this new virtual procedure as a more permanent component of the TDG inspection procedures for low-risk locations. 

As previously reported, on October 23, 2020 Ontario’s Technical Standards & Safety Authority posted the 2020 Code Adoption Document for propane storage and handling. With this posting, the regulator delivered on a long-standing industry and Propane Advisory Council request to increase harmonization for the sector with other provincial jurisdictions and align Ontario more fully with federal CSA standards.

The Canadian Standards Association has published the new B620.20 code and it is now available for purchase on their website. With the publishing of this revision, the CPA equivalency certificate SU12435 is no longer required.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The CPA/PTI would like to extend our sincere thanks to Marcel Mandin, HSE Supervisor and PTI Trainer with Mutual Propane, for his support and dedication in helping us improve our training material. Marcel is behind the recent change made to PTI course – Construction Heaters and Torches Up to and Including 400,000 BTU/h – 400-01, which now includes a general procedure to light a propane heater in the manual. It is through the experience and commitment of our members like Marcel that we are able to offer ongoing improvements to our courses and contribute to the overall safety of the industry. Please reach out to if you have suggestions or improvements to PTI training material.

The CPA/PTI is pleased to confirm that the updated manual  Propane Hose Inspection & Testing - Transportation of Dangerous Good - 100-07 is now included in PTI course material. We thank John Kielly, a trainer for Superior Propane, and regulatory and technical specialists Gerald Bartels, Superior Propane and Jeremy Mitchell, Parkland who provided examples of nitrogen hose testing procedures currently in use. Ken Gillis, regulatory and technical specialist for Superior Propane then set up a meeting in Carleton Place, Ontario with technician Gerald Marshall, who conducted a hose test and arranged for the CPA to photograph the process.

The Propane Training Institute is now providing FREE delivery for orders over $250 thanks to Staples, its new national multi-location print supplier.

Since December 4, PTI began providing member companies with a new supplier of printed training manuals and exams. The new supplier arrangement with Staples means significant savings in shipping costs for all orders and faster turnaround.

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. Check out Destination Canada's up-to-date information on regulations for safely meeting across Canada.

Please refer to the CPA's Best practices recommended during COVID-19 - Measures for Reopening your Retail Operations, produced to assist you in hosting a training session during COVID-19.

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


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 - November 3 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - October 15 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - December 8 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: January 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am CST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: March 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am ADT
To attend the Committee, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

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.

Affinity Partners