Regulatory Affairs
May 28, 2020

In May 2020, Technical Safety BC identified members to review the TSBC B149 Gas Code. The CPA has been included in this review process with Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Safety Robert Loenhart identified as a sitting member of the advisory group.

CPA’s Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Safety Robert Loenhart has been approached to provide input on a number of committees and advisory groups. The newest addition includes the Canadian Standards Association’s Propane Autogas Technical Committee, a North American-based committee attempting to harmonize regulations between the U.S. and Canada. He is also now participating on the Propane Autogas Advisory Council, a Canadian based council that examines all regulatory requirements for the propane motive fuel industry.

Transport Canada provided an update indicating that no further blitzes have been conducted since fall of 2019. TC also noted that registration operations have not been affected during COVID-19 and normal operations continue for the registration process. The status of registered facilities may be reviewed at any time on TC’s website by using their online tool.

Transport Canada is still seeking participants interested in pursuing electronic shipping documents for the transportation of dangerous goods and is planning to conduct a ‘regulatory sandbox’ with select companies.


Get ready to celebrate #PROPANEday on June 7! For this second edition of #PROPANEday, the CPA has created social media posts for you to share on your social media platforms. This year’s messaging focuses on the critical role of propane in the COVID-19 pandemic and how the industry has risen to this unprecedented challenge.


To assist retailers with their retail operations as provinces across Canada begin to open up, the CPA has created a new section in the CPA Guide - Best Practices recommended during COVID-19 (V.3, May 4, 2020). Measures for Reopening your Retail Operations, located on page 10 of the guide, provides a number of appropriate public health measures that businesses can implement in their operations to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst employees and customers.

The pandemic has changed the way many businesses must operate, and Transport Canada is also adjusting. Inspectors are now conducting remote inspections for sites that are considered low risk; any facility that does not feel comfortable with the electronic response can opt for an in-person audit.

Technical Safety BC is also making the shift to virtual operations in the wake of the pandemic, moving its equipment design registration online. It is required by the Safety Standards Act and Regulations to have any regulated designs registered through Technical Safety BC. Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.


Keep informed with up-to-date information by visiting our COVID-19 website.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The CPA/PTI made important changes to PTI manuals in May of 2020. The updated versions will be made available immediately for your next order. 

Consult gathering limitations across the provinces

All provinces across Canada have set up restrictions limiting the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings. The CPA has provided the following information to assist you in determining if you are able to host a training session, and under what conditions. 

The CPA continues to put together resources for trainers to help them manage through COVID-19. Please review the latest resources:

- Extension of training certifications
- New Interactive Training Session Summary Sheet
- CPA Guide to Hosting a Training Session During COVID-19

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.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - April 23 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - April 30 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 19 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 3 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 10 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - April 28 Meeting

Meeting summaries can be found in your Document Library in your online member profile. Click here to log in to your member profile. 

Date: June 18, 2020
To join the Committee, please contact Sherri Clair

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
To join the Committee, please contact Jean-Francois Duguay

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

During these challenging times, the Canadian Propane Association’s top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our propane community. We have cancelled our May and June events – Leadership Summit and in-person Regional Committee meetings. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information on event status.

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

More information here.

Date: September 15, 2020

Location: Langley, BC

More information here.

NEW Date: October 26-18, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB

NEW Date: November 30 - December 2, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

Affinity Partners