Regulatory Affairs
April 4, 2019

On behalf of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate is requesting comments on regulatory guidance that should be repealed, replaced or modified from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) report.

The Compressed Gas Association’s Handbook of Compressed Gases is widely recognized as a comprehensive resource of information on industrial and medical gases, containers and equipment, industry processes, and more. CGA is developing a plan to transition the Handbook to an electronic format and would like industry feedback on the content and functionality of the future product. To complete the CGA Handbook of Compressed Gases survey, please click here. The survey will be opened until April 10.

The TSSA Safety Awards are an annual opportunity to promote and highlight peers in safety and ultimately raise the profile of all safety partners that share the TSSA goals. The awards program was created to acknowledge individuals and organizations who work in TSSA’s regulated sectors and have made significant contributions to public safety in Ontario. For more information about the TSSA Safety Awards program or to submit a nomination, please click here. Nominations close on June 1, 2019.

Registration is now open for the Safety Codes Council annual conference being held May 29-31, 2019 at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, Alberta. With a theme of Moving the Safety Codes System Forward, the conference will feature engaging keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and enjoyable networking events. For more information on the conference or to register for the event, please visit the Safety Codes Council website.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

All certificates will be updated as of April 1, 2019. This WILL NOT have any impact on the exams and course material you have in your possession. These changes will entail, for example, removing the “LPG term” from certificates issued in Ontario and some other adjustments primarily for Ontario, which imposes their own classification. All Ontario valid certificates (Record of training (ROT)) issued prior to April 1 remain valid certificates and do not require to be reissued.

Free Access to CSA Standards

The list of regulatory requirements developed to serve as an information tool for our members was recently updated.  It can be viewed here.

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

In July 2017, the Canadian Registration Number (CRN) Industry Consortium (a group comprised of the CPA and 12 other industry members) published a white paper on the current CRN system identifying the registration process as an inter-provincial and cross-border trade barrier. The group recommended improvements to the process to facilitate the trade of pressure equipment through the mutual recognition of jurisdictions’ regulatory requirements and administrative processes related to the issuance of a CRN.

Transport Canada (TC) is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR). TC regularly updates the Canadian regulations to harmonize them with UN, international and U.S. texts. The harmonization of the regulations allows TC to ensure consistency between the different modes of transport, facilitate international trade of dangerous goods, and reduce regulatory burden on consignors and carriers who deal with dangerous goods in Canada.

CPA Committee Updates

Date: April 18

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (Boardroom)

Click here to view the meeting package.

Date: June 26

Time: 1:00 pm ET

To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: June 27

Time: 11:00 am ET

To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

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Flexmaster Canada Limited
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Lock America, Inc

Date: May 28-30

Location: Niagara Falls, ON

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Date: June 12 & 13

Location: Morell, PEI

Date: June 19-20

Location: Lakeview Hecla Resort

Click here to register for the event. 

Date: September 6 & 7

Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: September 10

Location: Langley, BC

CPA members are entitled to a 15% discount when purchasing a conference pass to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit being held June 3-5, 2019 in Calgary.

Affinity Partners