Regulatory Affairs
November 30, 2017

At the request of the Canadian Propane Association, Transport Canada has issued Equivalency Certificate SU 12435.

Since 2013 in Quebec and 2016 in Ontario*, companies that bring propane into each province are required to report the volumes they have introduced, by way of importation, refining or fractionation.

On December 1, 2016, the amendment to Part 8 (Reporting) of the TDG Regulations came into force. To help industry comply with the reporting requirements, Transport Canada has provided the following online documents:

With the impending legalization of cannabis, employers need to be aware of the inevitable increase in the number of workers consuming cannabis on a regular basis – recreationally and for medicinal purposes – and the impact it will have on workplace safety and productivity. 

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Ongoing Consultation & Updates

On November 16, the CPA attended the semi-annual meeting of the TDG General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC). During the meeting, Benoit Turcotte, Executive Director of Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, provided a detailed update on recent and upcoming activities in relation to the TDG Regulations and an update on the proposed approach to amend Part 6 (Training) of the TDG Regulations. 

On November 25, 2017, a notification was posted in Part I of the Canada Gazette outlining the Government of Canada’s call for suggestions for regulatory cooperation that supports our participation in the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).

At the September 2016 meeting of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, the Ministers agreed to establish a new Federal/Provincial/Territorial task force to identify areas that would benefit from increased harmonization in the trucking sector. The task force will study interprovincial truck-related legislation, regulations and policies, with a goal of improving the efficiency of interprovincial/territorial trucking, including harmonizing these where warranted.

Transport Canada (TC) has become aware that some multi-compartment highway tanks were manufactured with a crossover pipe (also called an equalization line) without an isolation valve.

CPA Committee Updates

The Codes and Standards Committee will be meeting via conference call at 11:00am ET on Thursday, December 7. To register for this call or to join the Codes and Standards Committee, please contact James Daniels at A draft agenda can be found here.

The Transportation Committee will be meeting via conference call at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, December 7. To register for this call or to join the Transportation Committee, please contact James Daniels at A draft agenda can be found here.

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Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Best Western Coquitlam

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Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am ET

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Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 1:00pm ET 

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Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (lunch will be served at 12:00 pm)
Venue: Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
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Date: March 29, 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn Truro

Date: June 6-7, 2018

Venue: Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario