Regulatory Affairs
July 19, 2018

A new edition of the CSA B51 Code – Boiler, pressure vessel, and pressure piping code is being developed and is expected to be published in early 2019. As part of the standards development process, the CSA has posted the draft code for public review and comment on its website

Keeping with their commitment to end Ontario’s Cap and Trade program, the newly elected Progressive Conservative Government of Ontario filed Ontario Regulation 386/18: Prohibition Against the Purchase, Sale and Other Dealings with Emission Allowances Credits on July 3, 2018, effective immediately. The new regulation replaces Ontario Regulation 144/16 – the Cap and Trade Program under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016.

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The CPA holds a number of Equivalency Certificates on behalf of its members and are available on the CPA websiteThe terms and conditions of each Equivalency Certificate must be adhered to at all times. 

Ongoing Consultation & Updates

As part of its Regulatory Modernization Initiative, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched consultations on rail-related regulations and guidance materials. Among other things, these consultations will support the implementation of the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49), which has amended the Canada Transportation Act (Act) to introduce new measures related to freight rail. The CTA invites affected stakeholders to share their views to ensure that the CTA's rail-related regulations and guidance materials are relevant, clear and up-to-date.


For a number of years, the CPA Board of Directors has been discussing the adoption of a code of practice with the objective of improving risk management performance and elevating public perception about the safety and responsibility of the propane industry. The CPA is now looking for member feedback on the draft Reliable Propane commitment statement.

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