Government of Ontario

Letter from Ministry of Consumer Services on propane proposals

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Letterhead: Ministry of Consumer Services, Public Safety Branch, Policy and Consumer Protection Services Division, 777 Bay Street, 5th floor, Toronto ON M7A 2J3 Tel: (416) 326-8877. Ontario Logo.

February 4, 2014

Dear Stakeholder:

I am writing to advise you that the Ministry of Consumer Services, in cooperation with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), has developed proposals to refine the regulation of propane transfer facilities in Ontario. The proposals are posted on the Regulatory Registry for public consultation. You can review the proposals at:

The ministry welcomes your feedback on the proposals and ask that comments be provided by March 21, 2014. The ministry will review all comments received during the consultation period prior to preparing regulatory amendments for government consideration.

The four proposals were developed with the input of a round table made up of representatives of the propane industry, fire services, and consumers. The proposals are designed to enhance safety and minimize burden on business. They are:

  • Moving from annual inspections to risk-based inspections;
  • Setting minimum insurance requirements as a condition of licensing;
  • Aligning the decision making authority for Risk and Safety Management Plan guidelines; and,
  • Simplifying the record of training requirement.

If you have any questions about the proposals or would like to meet with ministry staff to discuss them, please contact Mohamed Awad, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Consumer Services, at (416) 326-8879 or by email at

Thank you for your interest and feedback.


signed by

Nicole Stewart
Director, Public Safety Branch

c John Marshall, Director, Fuels Safety Program, TSSA