Regulatory Affairs
February 5, 2021

On January 27, 2021, Transport Canada announced the nomination of both Adrian Michielsen, Imperial Oil’s Regional Advisor, and Robert Loenhart, CPA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Safety, as the new chairperson and the vice-chairperson of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council, respectively.

Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has issued guidance to its inspectorate on conducting remote oversight activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In January 2021, Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority notified Propane Advisory Council members of further plans to pilot test the merger of all fuels advisory councils into a single forum comprising propane, natural gas and liquid fuels representatives.

On January 29, 2021, Ontario’s Technical Standards & Safety Authority announced new web-based scheduling and inspection services for the boilers and pressure vessels and operating engineers regulated sectors. Members should be aware of changes, timelines and potential impact on TSSA services during these information technology upgrades.

Job creators in Alberta can now verify the credentials of tradespersons and apprentices through the online service, Tradesperson Credential Verification Service. The service is part of the provincial government’s commitment to reducing red tape. Employers can access the Tradesperson Credential Verification Service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed here.

The CPA has revised the Regulatory Requirements List to reflect current national and provincial requirements. Click here to consult the updated list with all the regulatory requirements.

A reminder that Transport Canada has provided an extension on the 10-year pressure relief valve replacement schedule. The CPA approached TC for the extension in response to membership concerns on difficulties in meeting the timeline.

The TSSA notified stakeholders that the online consultation on the CAD amendments for the Propane Storage & Handling Safety Program had closed, that the CAD was now published, and will come into effect on February 8, 2021. The Propane CAD may be accessed here and the consultation summary is available here.

The intergovernmental and stakeholder working group recently met on January 20, 2021 to further discuss opportunities and challenges with integrating the testing and emissions of heavy-duty commercial diesel vehicles in Ontario.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

As of February 5, 2021, PTI and some provincial governments will extend training certifications post expiry date. 

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.

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 - January 13 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 - December 15 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: February 10, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

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 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

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

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
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 for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

Affinity Partners