Regulatory Affairs
September 2, 2021

Transport Canada has now confirmed that an enforcement instruction has been issued as of August 13, 2021.

As announced in previous Regulatory Affairs newsletters, Transport Canada was working towards providing a bulletin to inspectors directing that they no longer include queries regarding provision of the requalification document to owners – this has now been done. 

Natural Resources Canada has developed a voluntary, self-assessment tool to provide feedback on the impact of your HVAC strategies during and after pandemics. It highlights key areas and best practices for efficient HVAC operation during these times with the intent of helping your operations team to respond with greater confidence.

Technical Safety BC is conducting a review of the recently published B149 series of codes. The consultation for this process has been posted on the TSBC website: Gas codes consultation | Engage Technical Safety BC.

The Technical Standard and Safety Authority (TSSA) has temporarily revised section 18 of O. Reg. 211/01 which states that comprehensive inspections must be conducted every 10 years. However, after consultation with the CPA, the TSSA is now allowing these inspections to be delayed until Dec. 31, 2022.

Producers obligated under the Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation are required to pay fees to the Authority in 2021 to fund its operations, including the costs related to building and operating the registry, and compliance and enforcement activities. The 2021 registry fees apply only to producers. Producer responsibility organizations and other service providers such as processors, haulers and disposal facilities are not required to pay fees.

Early in August, the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) received an access to information request to provide to a third party, the information they have on propane companies and their facilities in Québec. RBQ specifies that the information is for a market study.

The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Ressources Board held the joint carbon market auction on August 18, 2021. 

Transport Canada has responded to the CPA’s request to defer the replacement of pressure relief valves (PRV) in TC 4BWM16 cylinders by extending equivalency certificate TU 0807 (Ren. 1), which was set to expire at the end of the month, until September 30, 2022.

As recently reported, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA), the registrar responsible for the Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation (O. Reg 449/21) posted the final fee schedule for affected producers on August 25, 2021. The final fee schedule is available here.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

Indoor and outdoor gathering numbers are updated on a regular basis to keep up with rapid changes. Check out Destination Canada for information on safely meeting across Canada.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - June 8 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - June 9 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 26 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - June 22 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: September 9, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 6 pm MDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy.

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

Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy.

Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart

Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm ADT
For information on golf (optional at Glen Arbour Golf Course on Sept. 29) and to confirm your attendance, please contact Jean-Francois Duguay.

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy.

Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy.

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CPA events are back! We will be following all necessary protocols to ensure our events are safe and enjoyable for all members. 

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Cambridge Red Deer Hotel
3310-50 Ave
Red Deer, AB

Register here.

September 14
Fort Langley Golf Course
9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley, British Columbia 

Register here.


Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a recent mandate from the BC government, in order to participate in the event, you will be required to show proof of the first dose of vaccination. If you play golf, you will also need to bring your own golf clubs as they are currently not available for rent.

When: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Time: 10:15 am - 12:00pm PST (via Zoom Webinar)

Register here.

**If you are attending the CPA British Columbia Seminar, you do not have to register for this webinar.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to view presentations from expert speakers during the CPA British Columbia seminar. They will provide updates on the latest developments and technologies that will help the propane industry lead in the Pathway to Zero carbon.


Dr. Gokul Vishwanathan, PERC and Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., Oberon Fuels will present cutting edge advancements that further reduce the carbon intensity of propane and enhance its recognition as an energy choice for the future.

Dr. Gokul Vishwanathan
Director of Research and Sustainability
Propane Education & Research Council

Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D. 
President & CEO 
Oberon Fuels