Regulatory Affairs
September 26, 2019

With the release of Information Bulletin IB19-008 Requirements for Pneumatic Test Procedures, Alberta Municipal Affairs establishes the requirements for application-specific pneumatic test procedures and for standard pneumatic test procedures.

The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Ressources Board announced that the next joint carbon market auction will be held on November 19, 2019.

Transport Canada is looking for feedback on the draft of the CAN/CGSB 192.3 – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training, Assessment and Competency. Once the standard is finalized, it will be adopted into part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Comments must be submitted on this form by October 24, 2019.

Transport Canada is interested in pursuing electronic shipping documents and is looking to pilot this project with select companies. If you have any feedback on electronic shipping documents or are interested in this pilot project, please contact Rebecca Keeler at 613-799-0935 or at

The CPA thanks all members who have completed the CPA member survey, Addressing Regulatory Barriers - Request for Stakeholder Comments. It will remain open for another month – until October 5, 2019 – to allow for more members to provide important feedback.

Authorities having jurisdiction in the Atlantic provinces are looking at harmonizing safety regulations to reduce administrative burden. The premiers are accelerating the process and are looking to implement harmonized regulations by 2020. The CPA will take part in the consultation sessions expected to start this fall 2019.

As part of Atlantic Canada's harmonization initiative, in August of this year, the CPA submitted a letter to the Harmonization Committee regarding training requirements at cardlock/keylock facilities, with the intent of eliminating the training requirements for persons refuelling propane vehicles. This was achieved in Ontario, and the CPA’s goal is to continue this process in Atlantic Canada.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

Check out the CPA-PTI website and learn about courses along with improved descriptions and key learning objectives! The CPA encourages you to comment or make suggestions on the training material at

Free Access to CSA Standards

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site here.

New editions of standards CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341 and CSA B342 are effective since December 31, 2018.

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. 

CPA Committee Updates

Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 1 pm ET
To join the committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 11 am ET
To join the committee, please contact Rebecca Keeler.

Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 8:15 am ET
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

RegO Company
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

Date: May 5-7, 2020

Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: May 26-27, 2020

Location: St. John's, NL

Date: June 9-11, 2020
Location: London, ON

Affinity Partners