Training Requirements for Retail Assembly of Portable Outdoor Fuel-Burning Appliances
O. Reg. 215/01
O. Reg. 212/01
O. Reg. 211/01
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
Summary of Decision:
Government approved the proposal in May 2015. Stakeholder feedback was generally supportive with a few businesses preferring to continue to use certified technicians. Stakeholders raised some interpretive questions, which TSSA has addressed on their website (www.tssa.org).
The Ontario government has made changes to the Fuel Industry Certificates Regulation, Gaseous Fuels Regulation, and Propane Storage and Handling Regulation (O. Reg. 215/01, 212/01 and 211/01) of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. The changes pertain to the qualification and training requirements for retailers who perform assembly work on certain portable outdoor fuel-burning appliances (e.g., gas barbecues) for customers.
Additional information can be found on TSSA's website at www.tssa.org.
March 20, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) are proposing to establish an exemption for retailers, the employees of retailers and the employees of a retailer's agent who perform assembly work on certain portable outdoor fuel-burning appliances for customers from the requirement to hold a certificate under the Fuel Industry Certificates Regulation (O. Reg. 215/01) of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. Examples of these fuel burning appliances include portable outdoor natural gas and propane barbecues, smokers, heaters and similar consumer products. MGCS and TSSA are also proposing to exempt retailers and their agents from the requirement to register as a contractor under the Gaseous Fuels and Propane Storage and Handling Regulations (O. Reg. 212/01 and 211/01).
The complete proposal is attached to this posting.
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Public Safety Branch
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Attention: Nathan Fahey, Senior Policy and Program Analyst
May 15, 2015