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APEGA. Sidney Manning Chief Administrator/Inspector Plumbing & Gas. Topics. Legislation/ SCA Standata & Variances CSA-B149’s 2010 Concerns. Acts & Regulations. Safety Codes Act (Chapter S-1) Gas Code Regulation (AR111/2010) Adopts CSA gas codes with Alberta amendments

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Sidney Manning

Chief Administrator/Inspector

Plumbing & Gas



  • Legislation/ SCA
  • Standata & Variances
  • CSA-B149’s 2010
  • Concerns
acts regulations
Acts & Regulations
  • Safety Codes Act (Chapter S-1)

Gas Code Regulation

(AR111/2010) Adopts CSA gas codes with Alberta amendments

  • Permit Regulation (AR204/2007)
  • Administrative Items Regulation (AR16/2011)
  • Exemption Regulation (AR351/2003)
new gas codes 2010
New Gas Codes –2010
  • CAN/CSA-B149.1-2010
  • CAN/CSA-B149.2-2010
  • CAN/CSA-B149.3-2010 (by reference)
  • CAN/CSA-B149.5-2010

CSA publications available January 4, 2010

Adopted September 1, 2010

authority having jurisdiction
Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • 360Number of Municipalities in Alberta

Accredited Municipalities by discipline

Building Electrical Fire Plumbing/Gas


  • Unaccredited Municipalities fall under the jurisdiction of Municipal Affairs,
  • permit services are provided by contracted to “Accredited Agencies”.
csa b149 1 10

1. Scope

1.2 This Code does not apply to

(b) gas where used as a feedstock in

petroleum refineries or chemical plants;

(c) utility pipeline distribution and transmission


csa b149 1 101
CSA B149.1-10

4.2 Approval of appliances, accessories,

components, equipment, and material

4.2.3 The approval of the assembly of construction of an appliance is subject to the authority having jurisdiction.

( CSA B149.3 contains provisions for the assembly and construction of appliances.)

applicable legislation
Applicable Legislation
  • Current legislation does not contain exemptions from the requirements for any structure based on its occupancy, industrial application or specific industry where “gas” is to be used for fuel purposes
  • All Pressures
  • All volumes
gas code regulation
Gas Code Regulation

Gas Systems Equipment

3(1) No person may manufacture, install,

sell or offer for sale any equipment

related to gas systems for use in

Alberta unless it has been:

gas code regulation1
Gas Code Regulation

Gas Systems Equipment


(a) tested and certified by a Certification Body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, or

gas code regulation2
Gas Code Regulation

Gas Systems Equipment


(b) inspected and accepted by a certification/Inspection

body accredited by the Standards Council

of Canada, and the equipment bears

evidence of having been accepted in the

manner authorized by the certification body

(See Standata #G-02-01a-IB)

third option variance
Third Option – Variance


This variance applies to uncertified gas-fired equipment used for process applications in petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants and upstream oil and gas sites only.

standards council of canada
Standards Council of Canada
  • New inspection body program for certification of testing Agencies that may complete:
  • third party inspections,
  • field approvals and
  • labeling of B149,3 applications.
  • http://www.scc.ca/en/edocs/criteria-and-procedures/ib-accreditation
  • Alberta currently recognizes one - IB
local authority
Local authority
  • Gas SCOs monitor for compliance.
  • Permits addressing the B149.1 and B149.2
  • Authority ends at the shutoff valve of the appliance where;
    • Evidence of certification is provided
    • Evidence of approval is provided by
      • Independent third-party CB’s/IB’s
      • Engineers utilizing the province wide variance for the oil and gas industry
  • Federal
    • Field approval/special inspection/inspection and acceptance
      • Inspectors
      • engineers
  • Provincial
    • Safety codes officer’s
      • Permits
      • Compliance monitoring
      • enforcement
can csa b149 3 regulatory implications
CAN/CSA-B149.3 Regulatory Implications
  • Existing equipment and installations prior to January 1, 2015 require an upgrade to current codes through a self initiated audit.
  • An exception !

Installations considered hazardous in their current form.

These would have to be brought up to current code.

next steps
Next steps
  • QMP proposals 2015-2020
    • Draft Standata May 2014
  • 2015 codes
  • Standard development
    • Tank heater, line Heater, treaters
    • Engines
    • Regulators
questions conclusion thank you

Questions / ConclusionTHANK YOU

Sidney Manning

Chief Administrator/Inspector

Plumbing & Gas