3(1) (a)

Sidney Manning
Chief Administrator/Inspector
Plumbing & Gas
Legislation/ SCA
Standata & Variances
CSA-B149’s 2010
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
 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
 360 Number of Municipalities in Alberta
Accredited Municipalities by discipline
Fire Plumbing/Gas
Unaccredited Municipalities fall under the
jurisdiction of Municipal Affairs,
permit services are provided by contracted to
“Accredited Agencies”.
Tank Heater
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 B149.1-10
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
( CSA B149.3 contains provisions for the assembly and
construction of appliances.)
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 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 Regulation
Gas Systems Equipment
(a) tested and certified by a Certification Body
accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, or
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
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
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-andprocedures/ib-accreditation
 Alberta currently recognizes one - IB
Local authority
• Gas SCOs monitor for compliance.
• Permits addressing the B149.1 and B149.2
• Authority ends at the shutoff valve of the appliance
– 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
• Federal
– Field approval/special inspection/inspection and
• Inspectors
• engineers
• Provincial
– Safety codes officer’s
• Permits
• Compliance monitoring
• enforcement
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.
Well-head Gas
Utility gas
Tank Heater
Identification, pressure?
Report Unsafe Installations
Next steps
• QMP proposals 2015-2020
– Draft Standata May 2014
• 2015 codes
• Standard development
– Tank heater, line Heater, treaters
– Engines
– Regulators
Certified products
27 - 2/13/2015
Even when everything goes right
Questions / Conclusion
Sidney Manning
Chief Administrator/Inspector
Plumbing & Gas

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