Regulation - LGIC

Ontario Propane Safety Review

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 440/08
Ontario Regulation 441/08
Ontario Regulation 211/01
Ontario Regulation 215/01
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
Summary of Proposal:
New standards will be implemented to improve Ontario's safety as a result of recommendations from an independent expert panel on propane safety in Ontario.

The expert panel of Dr. Michael Birk and Ms. Susana Katz found that Ontario has a strong propane safety system in place with multiple safeguards, but recommended ways to further improve safety and enhance transparency and accountability.

The report contains 40 recommendations in three broad categories:

New obligations for propane
Stronger enforcement capabilities for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority
Improved training, accountability and transparency

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 14, 2008
Comments Due Date:
December 5, 2008
Contact Address:
Phil Wake
Policy Branch
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON
M7A 2J3