Regulatory Affairs
October 26, 2017

Proposed Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on October 21, 2017. The objective of this amendment of the HPR is to provide industry with the option to use prescribed concentration ranges rather than actual chemical ingredient concentrations or concentration ranges on safety data sheets for hazardous workplace products in Canada.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

We are pleased to announce that PTI courses have been updated to include information regarding the allowance to fill and requalify DOT cylinders in Canada. This has been done in response to Transport Canada’s recent harmonization efforts. 

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

Earlier this year, Transport Canada became aware that some propane companies are transporting stationary tanks permanently mounted (i.e. bolted or welded) on trailers.  In August, Transport Canada provided an explanatory note for industry, which provided information on the issue and indicated that immediate compliance was expected. The note was shared with CPA members.

As reported last week, the CPA believes that safety requirements should be consistently applied to different types of transfers, which is not currently the case between Federal and Provincial facilities. On October 23, the CPA sent a letter to the chair of the National Public Safety Advisory Committee and will follow up with a strategy, if required, to ensure appropriate measures are adopted for the safe transfer of propane from rail to truck on federal facilities. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

CPA Committee Updates

The Transportation Committee met via conference call on Wednesday, October 4. A summary of the meeting can be viewed here. To join the Transportation Committee, please contact James Daniels at

The Codes and Standards Committee met via conference call on Thursday, October 5. A summary of the meeting can be viewed here. To join the Codes and Standards Committee, please contact James Daniels at

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Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 11:30 am CT

Venue:  Creekside Pub and Brewery, Regina, SK

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Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 1:00pm ET

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Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am ET

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Date: May 15-16, 2018

Venue: Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario

Date: June 6-7, 2018

Venue: Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario