Regulatory Affairs
December 13, 2022



Please note that the CPA and PTI offices will be closed as of Monday, December 26, 2022, and will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


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The recording for the CPA's webinar on advocacy, with guest speaker Global Public Affairs, is now available. View the recording to find out why strategic member engagement in regulatory affairs and government relations work is essential for the industry and for your business. 

The CPA has received a couple of questions regarding cylinder requalification and markings over the past few months. 

The CPA is often asked by members if ASME Tanks of 450L or less can be transported in the same manner as the B339 spec cylinders (DOT 420 cylinder), which allows them to be transported at 80% capacity.
The short answer is yes. Clause 6.6 of CSA B340-18 allows ASME tanks 450L or less, which are built to meet the requirements of CSA B51 standard, to be treated the same way as DOT 420 cylinders and transported with up to 80% capacity.

The CPA recently met with Transport Canada to discuss a discrepancy in the way TC is regulating members who are conducting mobile requalification of cylinders and tanks.

The CPA continues to meet with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to advocate for the exclusion of cylinders up to 100 lbs in its expanded recycling program.

The CPA recently met with the AB municipal regulator to discuss the recognition and application of CSA B149.2 Gas Code for Propane Storage & Handling requirements for installing and using underground storage tanks in the province. The province currently allows underground tanks to be installed and used but they are approved on a case-by-case basis, which can add cost and time to the approval process.

Alberta Municipal Affairs has released a Standata 19-FCV-108 and 19-BCV-015 – Joint Fire/Building Code Variance for Construction Site Fire Safety Plans. The variance has been developed to allow provincial safety officers to accept a fire safety plan without visiting the site when a site visit may not be possible. It also reiterates the requirements of a safety plan.

Meetings with various departments of the Manitoba government have taken place over the past month, with the overarching goals to streamline the regulatory process for propane in the province as well as educate policymakers about the benefits of propane.

Pro-Par Inc.
CPA Committee Updates

Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: December 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: February 9, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

RegO Company
  • Ontario Committee - September 21, 2021 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - February 24, 2022 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - May 31, 2022 Meeting
  • BC Committee - September 13, 2022 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 15, 2022 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 21, 2022 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 21, 2022 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - October 12, 2022 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - November 24, 2022 Meeting

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

Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

When: May 30-31, 2023
Where: Fox Harb'r Resort, Wallace, NS

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When: June 13-15, 2023
Where: Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, ON

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