Regulatory Affairs
November 29, 2019

The Rail Security Regulations applies to rail loaders and comes into force May 6, 2020. Companies that are loading rail cars at their facilities are required to follow these regulations, which Transport Canada says aim to mitigate security risks on Canada’s railways.

Environment and Climate Change Canada released Technical Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations. The CPA is planning to meet with ECCC to discuss the regulatory burden this regulation causes for the propane industry.

The draft Regulation (In French only) modifying the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere (Environment Quality Act - chapter Q-2, ss. 2.2, 46.2, 115.27, 115.34 and 124.1), which is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2020, provides changes that facilitate the identification of the person who is an emitter, is distributing fuels, and is responsible for reporting their emissions.

Technical Safety BC is planning to use the submitted opinions, comments and data to improve how they engage and communicate with British Columbians. The CPA encourages BC members and members doing business in BC to take part in the survey, which is open until December 15, 2019.

The National Fire Protection Association will adopt the K15 connection for refuelling propane vehicles in the NFPA 58: Liquified Petroleum Gas Code on January 1, 2020. It is expected that the Canadian Standards Association will adopt the K15 connection in the 2024 addition of CSA B149.5 Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Containers on Motor Vehicles.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

The CPA is pleased to announce that Greg Britton has joined the organization in the role of Director, Propane Training Institute. Greg has over 20 years of experience in the area of safety training and business management. He brings a wealth of knowledge in business operations, learning and development, industry relationships and safety compliance to create a greater culture of safety, knowledge and skill across the industry.


 The Canadian Propane Association takes pride in honouring the very best through its CPA Awards program. The awards bring together top talen and champions of the propane industry recognize game changers int he following categories:

  • Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
  • Health & Safety Award
  • Innovation Award
  • PTI Trainer Award

Nomination documents must be received by the CPA no later than Februrary 28, 2020.

For more information on the awards program or to nominate someone today, visit

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. 

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

Date: December 3-4
Location: Houston, TX
Register here!

Date: May 4-6, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB
Register here!

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

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

Affinity Partners