Regulatory Affairs
June 11, 2021


We are on to the next photo in our walk down memory lane to uncover some of our past. No one was able to identify the individuals in the past few photos so we are hoping that we can trigger your memories with this one. The winner will receive a special gift from the CPA! Please email your answer to the photo contest to Tammy Hirsch, Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing.



During the week of May 24, 2021, the General Policy Advisory Council met to discuss industry specific items for those that transport dangerous goods. Transport Canada (TC) raised an issue during the meetings that affects propane: its intent to propose a fee hike for highway tank facilities, startlingly similar to TSSA’s.  Instead of issuing a separate invoice for actual services rendered – as what is currently taking place – TC is intending to charge a flat rate.

The CSA Group has issued a recall alert. This recall involves specific StaRite and Mastertemp gas-fired pool heaters with a model number manufactured between December 22, 2020 and January 6, 2021. A connection in the heater can leak the combustible air-gas mixture, posing a fire hazard.

In September 2020, the federal government accepted Ontario’s emissions performance standards (EPS) program as an alternative to the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) and will remove the application of the OBPS from Ontario facilities as of January 1, 2022.  

Effective July 1, 2021, all repairs and alterations of BPVs, fittings and piping used for agricultural purposes must comply with Ontario Regulation 220/01: boilers and pressure vessels, under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.

Raymond Gouron, General Manager of the Association québécoise du propane, sent a letter to Carl Dufour, Director of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Expertise Directorate with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, expressing the industry's concerns on the province’s proposed oil heater regulations. Click on the following to view the original letter (French) and the English translation

The CPA’s requested revision to the B620 code regarding language pertaining to the CPA’s former equivalency certificate for the allowance of TC 331 or MC 331 highway tanks to maintain a 10-year B620 inspection interval, has been submitted, accepted and will be included in the next version of the code.

The CPA took the issue of significantly higher Technical Standards and Safety Authority fees for propane licensing and inspection imposed on May 1, 2021, directly to the minister responsible, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, in a meeting on June 4, 2021. 

As announced previously, Transport Canada is providing a bulletin to inspectors directing them to no longer conduct queries on distributors who are currently required to provide a copy of a cylinder requalification document to new owners.

The annual TSSA Safety 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. Nominations for the 2021 TSSA Safety Awards Program are open until August 6, 2021. All nominations can be submitted via e-mail to

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute


A number of Canadian provinces are now offering paid sick leave for eligible employees, for absences related to COVID-19. In accordance with these programs, employers are responsible for providing payment to employees during their period of COVID-19 sick leave, subject to reimbursement from various provincial governmental agencies. Click here to read Stikeman Elliott's high-level overview of the provincial COVID-19 leave entitlements, as well as how to seek employer reimbursement.

As previously announced, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order expired on June 2, 2021. All other 1public health and workplace measures remain in place provincewide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen. They include limiting indoor gatherings to households only and outdoor gatherings to up to five people, maintaining a cap of 25 per cent capacity for essential retail where only certain goods are permitted to be sold, and restricting non-essential retail to curbside pickup and delivery only. For more information, click here.

Free Access to CSA Standards

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations can be accessed for free here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - March 9 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - April 14 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 26 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 16 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 23 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - March 18 Meeting

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

Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: June 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

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

Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Propane Association has cancelled all seminar in-person events for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

June 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual meeting
Details in the Document Centre in your online member profile (Category: AGM 2021).