Regulatory Affairs
May 17, 2021

Join Dave Karn, owner, Dowler-Karn, and Steve Sparling, founder of Cowbell Brewing and past president & CEO of Sparling's Propane, as they reflect back 10 years on the CPA's inception.


While much has been made in the media of the May 12 deadline for the operation of Line 5, the CPA believes the pipeline will in fact continue operations and there will be an eventual resolution to the current impasse that will ensure the continuation of the safe, efficient and economical transportation of energy via Line 5 for decades to come.

The CPA is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with Underwriters Laboratories of Canada to evaluate CG-7 pressure relief device performance concerning service life in excess of the mandated 10-year replacement interval.

The CSA Group has issued a recall alert. This recall involves specific StaRite and Mastertemp gas-fired pool heaters with a model number manufactured between December 22, 2020 and January 6, 2021. A connection in the heater can leak the combustible air-gas mixture, posing a fire hazard.

The Alberta government recently announced its intent to renew the Partners in Compliance program. Members of the program receive beneficial measures in recognition of their safety in the transportation industry.

On May 5, 2021, the Ontario government announced its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan with the launch of mobile vaccine units for small to medium-sized businesses in hot spot communities. These mobile units are offering vaccinations in Toronto, York and Peel at select businesses that have employees who cannot work from home and have a history or risk of outbreaks. Each public health unit will determine the small- to medium-sized businesses where mobile units will be deployed. For more information, click here.

The Quebec government has announced a draft regulation regarding the content of renewable fuels blended with gasoline and diesel. The regulation aims to ensure blended levels of 15% renewables in gasoline and 10% renewables in diesel by 2030.

On April 29, 2021, the CPA announced that a bulletin was being created by Transport Canada to inform inspectors to not continue verifying if distributors were providing a copy of the cylinder requalification document to new owners of a purchased container. While Transport Canada works towards providing this bulletin, the CPA has submitted a docket to the CSA B339 committee meeting to push for changes to both the code and TDG regulations.

Since the Technical Standards and Safety Authority issued its new fee structure for the propane sector in April 2021, the CPA has been working with members to quantify the impact on member businesses and press the regulator to remedy the significant inequities that have been identified. 

As members have been informed, the Ontario government is developing a program that would integrate emissions testing for heavy vehicles and the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station program, into a single operation conducted at provincial inspection stations by private operators using high-tech tools with data and diagnostic capabilities.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

PTI Operational Procedures for Trainers – 700-04 – April 2021, has been updated and is available through the Document Centre (category: All trainers). This version of the operational procedures should be read by all active PTI trainers as there are important updates to our operating procedures.

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 - March 9 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - January 13 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - April 14 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 26 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 16 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 23 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - March 18 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: May 19, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT.
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: June 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, 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 for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Register here.

June 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual meeting - details TBD