Regulatory Affairs
December 21, 2017

Transport Canada has issued a Security Awareness Advisory to stakeholders. This Advisory is not in response to a specific threat to Canada but to encourage an increased sense of security awareness in the surface modes of transportation.

Over the last several years, the public has become increasingly interested in incidents involving dangerous goods. This heightened awareness of the potential impact of chemical incidents has led to a growing demand for higher safety standards from both government and industry.

To go along with a new name and identity, Technical Safety BC (TSBC) has unveiled an updated and redesigned website that provides news and events, and streamlines the search for information, training and public safety. You will be able to obtain permits and pay invoices and the website is also tablet and mobile device friendly for use in the field.

Office of the Fire Commissioner Dave Schaffer thanked the Manitoba Committee for the work accomplished to identify areas of improvement in the proposed changes to the 2015 National Safety Code. Glen Scrivener of C&T Rentals replaces outgoing Chair Rheal Gousseau.

Cowan Insurance Group
Northridge Electric
PTI - Propane Training Institute

PTI’s Senior Director, Learning and Development, Gerald Thompson will be away from the office for an undetermined period of time. Please direct all PTI-related questions and enquires to Melanie Levac, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Safety at: or 613.799.0935.

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

Members should take the necessary steps to comply by January 12, 2018 with CSA B622-14 – Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2, which requires that diesel engines on highway tanks and portable tanks containing dangerous goods of Class 2.1 and being used during loading and off-loading shall be equipped with an automatic engine air intake shut-off device. 

On July 12, 2017, an amendment to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations introduced ambulatory references to allow stakeholders to use the most recent versions of certain international codes and safety standards for a means of containment.

CPA Committee Updates

The Transportation Committee met via conference call at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, December 7. A copy of the meeting summary will be available shortly.

The Regulatory Affairs Committee met via conference call at 11:00am ET on Thursday, December 7. A copy of the meeting summary will be available shortly.

Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions

Date: March 14, 2018

Time: 1:00pm ET 

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Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 am ET

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Date: March 29, 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn Truro

Date: June 5-7, 2018

Venue: Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario