Regulatory Affairs
July 6, 2021

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate is introducing ‘modernized’ 30-Day Follow-Up Report Forms and their often-accompanying container specification forms. The amount and type of information collected via these forms have not changed.

Premier Ford’s Cabinet shuffle on June 18, 2021 moved key ministers on files the CPA had been advancing on members’ behalf.

The Régie du Bâtiment du Québec is conducting site verification on the required declaration of the total capacity of propane facilities and has indicated they plan to visit 100% of facilities in Québec.

Transport Canada recently provided a presentation indicating their intent to amend Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. This amendment expands the requirements for how industry will conduct training by adding practical portions to the training requirements, changes to the format of certificates, and other requirements meant to better assess the employee’s competency.

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 container requalification 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.

As announced previously, Transport Canada is working on 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.

On June 8, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks filed the final Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) regulation (O. Reg.449/21), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act. The difference between this final regulation and the proposed regulation posted in February 2021 is significant for CPA members.

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.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The PTI is now offering an additional feature: when purchasing a PDF course, you can use the exam access key either on a printed hard copy of the exam or use it to access the online exam available on our Learning Platform.


The past year has been very difficult as families, businesses and communities struggle to cope with the effects of a global pandemic. The safe and effective vaccines available in Canada will help prevent severe illness, hospitalizations and death from COVID-19. Canadians need to make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccination. The Government of Canada will be relying on organizations across Canada to help disseminate this information and invite you to get involved by organizing a virtual event on the COVID-19 vaccination for your networks.

Tourisme d'Affaires Québec has published health measures (in French only) applicable to business tourism under Decree 799-2021, effective June 10, 2021. 

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 - June 8 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - June 9 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 26 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - June 22 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: 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.

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ValvTect Petroleum Products
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

CPA events are back! We will be following all necessary protocols to ensure our events are safe and enjoyable for all members. 

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Cambridge Red Deer Hotel
3310-50 Ave
Red Deer, AB

Registration openining the week of July 19th. For more information, click here

September 14
Fort Langley Golf Course
9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley, British Columbia 

Register here.