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The Government of Alberta announced last week that the Province’s adoption of gas codes will come into effect on February 1, 2021.  Effective January 1, 2016, the gas code regulation was amended by Alberta regulation 193/2015 to allow timely code adoption. Generally, gas codes will now come into force one year after the month of their publication, unless otherwise prescribed by the minister.

The following gas codes will be adopted under the Gas Code Regulation (AR 111/2010) and come into effect on February 1, 2021 under the Safety Codes Act:

  • CSA-B149.1-20 - Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code – This code provides the minimum requirements for the installation of natural gas and propane appliances and equipment downstream of a natural gas meter or from a propane distributor’s tank.
  • CSA-B149.2-20 – Propane Storage and Handling Code – This provides the minimum requirements for the storage, handling, transportation and transfer of propane.
  • CSA-B149.3-20 – Code for the field approval of fuel-burning appliances and equipment – This code applies to the requirements for site specific fuel burning appliances and equipment for which there is no recognized Canadian standard.
  • CSA-B149.5-20 – Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Tanks on Highway Vehicles – This code applies to the installation of propane fuel system components and tanks on highway vehicles for the provision of motive power.

The Gas Code Regulation (AR111/2010), including the Alberta-specific amendments, can be purchased from the Alberta Queen’s Printer at www.qp.alberta.ca.  The gas codes can be purchased from CSA International, at any other major trade institutes, or online from the Canadian Standards Association at www.shopcsa.ca.

To view all Gas Safety STANDATA click here.

Questions or information requests can be directed to safety.services@gov.ab.ca or Communication Inquiry Centre at 1-866-421-6929.