Compliance and safety news for the propane industry

November 2023 


Ensure you and your staff are properly protected 

When transferring product, always ensure you are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. Fire retardant cotton protective clothing with long sleeves and long pants should be worn.  Wear insulated gloves that are treated with PVC, nitrate, or waterproof neoprene that does not dissolve when in contact with propane and shields hands from cold elements. Eye protection is also needed to protect from any splash injuries.  Always consult with your Safety Data Sheets for more information on propane safety measures.

New TDG Registration Database requirements

The Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Site Registration Requirements) were published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on October 25, 2023.   

To address some of the concerns raised in an internal audit of Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program in 2006, and the 2011 and 2020 follow-up Audit report of the Office of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, these regulatory amendments are introducing new requirements to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations that: 

  • require that persons who import, offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods at a site located in Canada that they own or operate be registered in a new registration database if applicable; and 
  • require that all registered persons provide administrative information and information concerning the dangerous goods and operations being conducted at their respective Site located in Canada that they own or operate. 

Persons who are required to register in the database will have up to one year after the coming into force date of the amendments to complete their registration, until October 25, 2024. The amendments came into force on the day on which they were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.   

To find more information on the registration database and process, please visit 

A Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement) follows the regulatory text and provides a plain language explanation of why the changes were needed and a description of the main changes that were made. It provides Transport Canada’s rationale for making the changes and the expected costs and benefits that will result from the amendment.

Industry feedback on Measurement Canada’s proposed legislative changes  

Measurement Canada has summarized the feedback it received during consultations on its legislative visioning paper in the What We Heard Report. MC said there is general support from stakeholders for the proposed approach, which it says will help reduce barriers to enter the market, protect consumers and deliver services more effectively.  

MC will consider the feedback received when developing the proposed amendments to the Acts.   

View MC’s legislative visioning paper: Moving towards a more flexible and agile legislative framework for trade measurement. It provides an overview of the proposed approach to modernize the Weights and Measures Act and the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act. 

Ready for your review: New edition of CSA B339 – B342 TDG Standards 

The CSA Group has announced the completion of the new edition of CSA B339 – B342 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Standards. You are encouraged to review the document and provide comments. The CSA Public Review site allows electronic comments to be captured on any section of the document by clicking the ‘Submit Comment’ link at the bottom of the relevant section. The comments submitted will be forwarded to CSA Staff and collected for consideration by the B339 – B342 Executive Committee. The review period for the draft documents closes on Friday, December 15, 2023.  

CSA B339 – Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (New Edition) 


CSA B340 – Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2 (New Edition) 


CSA B341 – UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods (New Edition) 


CSA B342 – Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles, multiple-element gas containers, and other pressure receptacles for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2 (New Edition) 


Webinar: Clean Fuel Regulations – Nov. 29 

ECCC’s Low Carbon Fuels Division will be holding an outreach session on the Clean Fuel Regulations on November 29, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET.  

Meeting WebEX Details 

  • Meeting number: 2774 656 7665  
  • Password: BpbvCBh*444

 During this session, ECCC’s Low Carbon Fuels Division will be providing information on the implementation of the Regulations including reminders for credit-creation, as well as providing an overview of the input from participants on the data that may be reported externally. Additionally, written feedback may be submitted to the Low Carbon Fuels Division: 


The Clean Fuel Regulations were registered on June 21, 2022, and published in the July 6h, 2022 version of Canada Gazette, Part II :   

For more information on the Regulations, please see the following links:  

BC: WEBINAR - Low Carbon Fuel Standard for 2024

The British Columbia government is offering a webinar session on updates of the proposed changes to its Low Carbon Fuel Standard for 2024.  

The webinar is being held on November 7, 9 and 21. Register here.  

ON: Industry feedback on Ministry’s Hazardous and Special Products Regulation 

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks received feedback on the Hazardous and Special Products Regulation – a summary can be found here. The ministry encourages you to submit any additional comments or expand on the opportunities for review. The feedback deadline is December 1. Please send your submission to Ramsha Junaid, Policy Advisor, Resource Recovery Policy Branch at

ATL: Registrations and permits now available online 

Fuel Safety Gas Business license holders can now register and apply for permits online to perform regulated work with total input loads of up to 3,000,000 Btu/h, as described in sections 18 and 24 of the Fuel Safety Regulations. See Fuel Safety Notice here.

License holders are encouraged to enroll for the online system for faster applications, permits and registration.   

Access the online tool by creating an account at Nova Scotia’s online service ( Applicants will receive an email once approved (note this can take up to 24 hours).  

For more information, visit the Fuel Safety webpage or contact the Safety Branch at or 1-800-9Labour 

Upcoming CPA Committee Meetings

British Columbia Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
December 7, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

Saskatchewan Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
December 13, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

Atlantic Committee Meeting
Courtyard Halifax – Dartmouth
35 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 0G2
January 24, 2024
9:00 am – 11:00 pm AT

Alberta Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
January 25, 2024
9:00 am – 10:30 pm MT


Canadian Propane Association 2024 Leadership Summit 

When: May 14-16, 2024
Where: Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5R7

CPA Ontario Lobby Day

When: February 27, 2024
Where: Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

Please RSVP your attendance to Chris Crawford at

Canadian Propane Association 2024 Atlantic Seminar & Golf Tournament

When: June 4-5, 2024
Where: Rodd Brudenell River Resort
86 Dewars LN, Cardigan, PE

National Propane Day - March 20, 2024!

Save the date! Canada’s second annual National Propane Day is Wednesday, March 20. Taking place on the third Wednesday of every March, NPD is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s propane industry and promote awareness about all the amazing benefits of propane. 

Other Industry Events

November 13-17: 35th World LPG Forum

CPA’s President and CEO, Shannon Watt is participating in the session ‘Just Energy Transition’ on November 16th where she will discuss the role LPG has to play in ensuring that today’s energy transition is balanced and beneficial to people in both developed and developing countries and how can LPG play an even greater role in a people-focused, just energy transition.

Where: Rome, Italy
Register here

November 16: The 8th Annual National Energy Roundtable Conference

Where: Soco Ballroom, Delta Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON.
Register here

November 21-22: IOT North Conference 2023: Celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in tech!

Katie Kachur, VP, Government Relations, West, will be participating in the roundtable discussion, “Developing solutions for a new age of transitions to clean energy that have profound effects on the Planet” on November 21, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park, Calgary, AB
Register here

January 26: 21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum

Where: Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, Prince George, BC.
Register here