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Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000
Loi de 2000 sur les normes techniques et la sécurité

ONTARIO REGULATION 214/01

COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

Note: On August 1, 2007, the title is revoked and the following substituted:

COMPRESSED GAS

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 1, 5.

Historical version for the period June 11, 2007 to July 31, 2007.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 257/07

This Regulation is made in English only.

CONTENTS

1.

Interpretation

2.

Application

3.

General requirement for compliance

4.

Regulated activities

5.

Duty of employer

6.

Certificate required for handling compressed natural gas

7.

Registration of contractor

8.

Certificate required for various activities

9.

Putting into use

10.

Distributor’s right of access to premises

11.

No interference with pipeline

12.

Prohibited activities

13.

Safe operating condition

14.

Licence required

15.

Certificate required for certain activities

16.

Occurrence or accident

17.

Designated testing organizations

18.

Off-site testing and approval

19.

On-site testing and approval

20.

Refuelling stations — construction and alteration

21.

Licences for refuelling stations

22.

Display of licence for a refuelling station

23.

No operation of altered station without approval

24.

Operation of refuelling station

25.

Operation of refuelling station

26.

Duty to ensure safe use of equipment

27.

Licence to transport gas in bulk container on vehicle

28.

Licence to be carried in vehicle

29.

Licence for VRA station

30.

Display of licence required for gas to be supplied

31.

Registration

32.

Display of registration

33.

Duration and expiry

34.

Renewal of licence

35.

Transferability, change of address, etc.

36.

Vehicle conversion

37.

Vehicle fuel systems

38.

Transfer of used vehicle using NGV

39.

Containers

40.

Transfer to bulk container

41.

Unacceptable condition — immediate hazard

42.

Unacceptable condition — no immediate hazard

43.

Unacceptable condition — immediate hazard

44.

Unacceptable condition — no immediate hazard

Interpretation

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“appliance” means a device that consumes or is intended to consume natural gas and includes all valves, fittings, controls and components attached or to be attached to it;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “appliance” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“approved” means,

(a) with respect to a standard or a laboratory test report, that it is listed in “Titles of Standards and Laboratory Test Reports Authorized in the Province of Ontario under the Act” as published by the designated administrative authority from time to time,

(b) with respect to an appliance, that the appliance bears the label or symbol of a designated testing organization or a label or symbol authorized by the director certifying that it complies with an approved standard or a laboratory test report,

(c) with respect to a component, accessory or equipment other than the pressure piping system at a refuelling station, that the equipment, component or accessory bears the label or symbol of a designated testing organization or a label or symbol authorized by the director certifying that it complies with an approved standard or a laboratory test report, or

(d) with respect to an installation or work, that it complies with this Regulation or, where the installation or work was installed before this Regulation came into force, that it complies with the predecessor to this Regulation as it existed when the installation or work was carried out;

“bulk container” means a container that is designed to be permanently attached to a transport vehicle for the purpose of transporting compressed natural gas;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “bulk container” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“certificate” means a certificate issued under Ontario Regulation 215/01 (Fuel Industry Certificates);

“code adoption document” means the “Compressed Natural Gas Code Adoption Document” adopted as part of this Regulation under Ontario Regulation 223/01;

“contractor” means a person who carries on, in whole or in part, the business of installing, removing, repairing, altering or servicing appliances or equipment, and includes a person or an agent of the person who agrees to install, remove, repair, alter or service appliances or equipment sold or leased by the person;

“distributor” means a person who conveys or supplies natural gas to an end user, but does not include a person who supplies NGV to a vehicle or cylinder, and “distribute” and “distribution” have corresponding meanings;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “distributor” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “distributor” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“equipment” means a device that is used in venting natural gas or in the handling of natural gas;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “equipment” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“facility” means a site where compressed natural gas or NGV is stored or handled;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “facility” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “facility” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by adding the following definition:

“gas” means natural gas, hydrogen or a mixture of methane gas and hydrogen, but does not include propane gas;

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 3 (1), 5.

“handling” means the storing, transmitting, transporting or distribution of compressed natural gas or NGV and includes putting NGV into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, motor boat or other watercraft or into a container, but does not include putting NGV into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle or into a container at a self-serve compressed natural gas NGV facility, and “handle” and “handler” have corresponding meanings;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “handling” is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “handling” is amended by striking out “NGV” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by adding the following definition:

“hydrogen” means the gaseous form of the hydrogen molecule;

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 3 (1), 5.

“install” means the act of installing a component, accessory or other equipment on a natural gas vehicle, a facility for refuelling natural gas vehicles or any other facility at which natural gas is handled, and “installation” has a corresponding meaning;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “install” is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“marina” means any premises at which NGV is dispensed for use as fuel for motor boats or other watercraft that are afloat;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “marina” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“natural gas” means natural gas that consists primarily of methane in a gaseous state, with contaminants not exceeding the values set out in Part 2 of the code adoption document;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “natural gas” is revoked and the following substituted:

“natural gas” means gas that consists primarily of methane in the gaseous state;

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 3 (2), 5.

“natural gas vehicle” means a motor vehicle that is propelled or driven by an engine fuelled by natural gas;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “natural gas vehicle” is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“NGV” means natural gas that is used as engine fuel for a natural gas vehicle;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “NGV” is revoked and the following substituted:

“GV” means a gas that is used as engine fuel for a gas vehicle;

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 3 (3), 5.

“operator” means,

(a) in relation to a retail outlet or a private outlet, a person who is responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation of the outlet, whether or not the person is located on the premises during the hours of operation,

(b) in relation to a tank vehicle, its owner;

“pipeline” means a pipe that is used for the transmission or distribution of natural gas and includes fittings, valves, controls, compressor stations, pressure regulating stations, meter stations, but does not include the pipe, fittings, valves or controls of the end user;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “pipeline” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“pressure piping system” means the compressed natural gas piping system at a refuelling station, including its equipment, components and accessories, where the system is designed to operate at a pressure above 410 kPa gauge (60 psig);

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “pressure piping system” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“private outlet” means any premises, other than a retail outlet, where NGV is put into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles or floating motorized watercraft, or into portable containers;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “private outlet” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“refuelling station” means,

(a) a facility for the dispensing of NGV and includes all stationary equipment and associated components downstream from the outlet of the meter station of the utility supplying natural gas, but does not include a VRA station, or

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(b) a facility for the dispensing of NGV, composed of a VRA or more than one VRA that has been altered or installed so that it is no longer a VRA;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (b) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“retail outlet” means any premises to which the public is invited at which NGV is sold and is put into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles or into portable containers;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “retail outlet” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“transport” means to convey compressed natural gas NGV, exclusive of the fuel carried for use in the vehicle, other than by pipeline to a distributor, and “transporting” and “transportation” have corresponding meanings;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “transport” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “transport” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“unacceptable condition” means,

(a) with respect to an appliance, container or work, that it is being used for a purpose other than that for which it was approved,

(b) with respect to an appliance, container or work, that an alteration to it, by the addition of a device or attachment or in any other way, or any deterioration of it, is likely to impair its safe operation, or

(c) with respect to an appliance or work, that the condition of the piping, tubing or hoses, the venting of products of combustion, the supply of air for combustion or the clearance from adjacent combustible matter is likely to impair its safe operation or does not meet the requirements of this Regulation or, where it was installed before this Regulation came into force, that is does not meet the requirements of the predecessor to this Regulation as it existed when the appliance or work was installed;

“VRA” means a vehicle refuelling appliance that consists of a natural gas compressor package not containing storage, that has a flow rate not in excess of 0.3 cubic metre/minute (10 cubic feet/minute) and that is intended for unattended refuelling;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “VRA” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“VRA station” means premises at which NGV is dispensed into the fuel container of motor vehicles used by the operator of the facility using VRAs capable of a total output of over 1.0 cubic metre/minute (35 cubic feet/minute);

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “VRA station” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

“vehicle conversion centre” means premises used to install, activate, alter, repair, service, purge or remove any part of a natural gas fuel system on a vehicle;

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “vehicle conversion centre” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

“work” means a facility used in the handling of natural gas or NGV. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 1 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “work” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “work” is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(2) In the event of a conflict between a provision of this Regulation and the code adoption document, this Regulation prevails. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 1 (2).

Application

2. (1) This Regulation applies to,

(a) the construction, operation and maintenance of NGV retail or private refuelling stations;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(b) the conversion of highway and industrial vehicles to NGV from gasoline or other hydrocarbon fuels;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (b) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(c) the bulk containers and manifolded portable containers used as a temporary source of natural gas; and

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “and” at the end. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 4, 5.

(d) the transportation of compressed natural gas in a bulk container. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 2 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (d) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by adding the following clauses:

(e) the use of hydrogen as a fuel to be used in vehicles; and

(f) the storage of compressed hydrogen.

See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 4, 5.

(2) This Regulation does not apply to,

(a) the storage and handling of liquefied natural gas or underground reservoirs for natural gas;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(b) the storage and utilization of compressed natural gas on boats;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (b) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(c) the installation of NGV fuel systems and containers during the manufacture of original equipment manufactured (OEM) vehicles when approved under the Canadian Federal Government Standard MVSS301; and

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(d) the installation of VRAs, without storage, having a total flow rate below 1.0 cubic metre/minute (35 cubic feet/minute). O. Reg. 214/01, s. 2 (2).

General requirement for compliance

3. (1) Every person engaged in an activity, use of equipment, process or procedure to which the Act and this Regulation apply shall comply with the Act and this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 3 (1).

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the reference to an activity, use of equipment, process or procedure includes, but is not limited to, design, construction, erection, activation, maintenance, alteration, repairs, service or disposal. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 3 (2).

Regulated activities

4. No person shall operate, install, alter, repair, service or remove any appliance or equipment or any other thing employed or to be employed in the handling or use of compressed natural gas or NGV or use, supply, transport, store, handle or transfer compressed natural gas or NGV except in accordance with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 4.

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 4 is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 4 is amended by striking out “NGV” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

Duty of employer

5. (1) Every person who operates, installs, removes, repairs, alters or services appliances or works shall instruct the person’s employees to comply with the Act and this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 5 (1).

(2) Every person who employs a person to carry out any activity referred to in subsection (1) shall take every precaution that is reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that the employee complies with the Act and this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 5 (2).

Certificate required for handling compressed natural gas

6. (1) No person shall handle compressed natural gas unless the person is the holder of a certificate for the purpose. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 6 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) An employee of an original equipment manufacturer who manufactures natural gas vehicles may handle compressed natural gas without a certificate while performing labour at the manufacturer’s premises. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 6 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(3) A person who installs, alters, purges, activates, repairs, services or removes a part of a natural gas vehicle other than the fuel system may handle compressed natural gas without a certificate. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 6 (3).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (3) is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Registration of contractor

7. No person shall act as a contractor unless the person is registered as a contractor. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 7.

Certificate required for various activities

8. (1) No person shall install, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove any appliance or equipment or other thing employed or to be employed in the handling or use of compressed natural gas or NGV unless the person is the holder of a certificate for the purpose. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 8 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply where the installing, altering, purging, activation, repair, service or removal is done by a person without a required certificate in the actual presence of a holder of a certificate for that purpose. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 8 (2).

Putting into use

9. (1) Where premises are connected to a supply of natural gas for the first time, no person shall put into use for the first time an appliance in the premises that is connected to the pipeline until the distributor of the natural gas has examined the installation of the appliance and is satisfied that the installation and use of the appliance are in compliance with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 9 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) An examination under subsection (1) shall include the examination of all appliances installed at the time of occupation of the premises. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 9 (2).

Distributor’s right of access to premises

10. A distributor shall have access, at all reasonable times and upon reasonable notice, to all parts of every premises to which the distributor supplies natural gas by pipeline for the purpose of,

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 10 is amended by striking out “natural gas” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(a) examining any appliance or equipment in or on the premises and disconnecting the appliance or equipment if it, its installation or its use does not conform with this Regulation or a predecessor of this Regulation; and

(b) placing, protecting, setting, shutting off, removing, repairing or altering any meter or regulator owned by the distributor in or on the premises. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 10.

No interference with pipeline

11. No person shall interfere with or damage any pipeline without authority to do so. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 11.

Prohibited activities

12. (1) Where this Regulation requires the approval of an appliance or any equipment or thing, no person shall,

(a) offer for sale, sell, lease, rent or buy;

(b) install;

(c) use; or

(d) supply natural gas to,

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (d) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

any appliance or equipment or thing that is not approved or will not be approved prior to being put into use for the first time. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 12 (1).

(2) A person may do any of the things mentioned in subsection (1) with respect to an unapproved natural gas compressor that is not part of a VRA. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 12 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(3) A person may do any of the things mentioned in subsection (1) with respect to an any component of a natural gas vehicle. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 12 (3).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (3) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(4) An original equipment manufacturer who manufactures natural gas vehicles may do any of the things mentioned in subsection (1) in respect of the vehicles. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 12 (4).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (4) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Safe operating condition

13. (1) An owner and every person responsible for the operation of an appliance, a container, equipment, a work or any other thing employed in the handling or use of compressed natural gas shall ensure that it is maintained in a safe operating condition. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 13 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) No person shall operate, or permit to be operated, an appliance or work unless it is maintained in a safe operating condition and it complies with this Regulation or, where it was installed before this Regulation came into force, that it complies with the requirements of the predecessor to this Regulation as it existed when it was installed. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 13 (2).

Licence required

14. (1) No person shall, unless the person holds a licence for that purpose,

(a) operate a retail outlet;

(b) operate a marina;

(c) operate a vehicle conversion centre; or

(d) transport compressed natural gas. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 14 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (d) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) A person who operates a VRA station or a VRA is exempt from the requirement for a licence under subsection (1). O. Reg. 214/01, s. 14 (2).

(3) A person who transports compressed natural gas in a portable container is exempt from the requirement for a licence referred to in clause (1) (d). O. Reg. 214/01, s. 14 (3).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (3) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Certificate required for certain activities

15. No person shall install, repair, service or remove equipment at a private outlet, marina or retail outlet unless the person holds a certificate for that purpose. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 15.

Occurrence or accident

16. (1) Where it appears that carbon monoxide poisoning, asphyxiation, explosion or fire has occurred because of the use, handling or storage of compressed natural gas, a registered contractor, licence holder or certificate holder shall notify forthwith an inspector of the occurrence by telephone, facsimile or any other form of electronic transmission, and a registered contractor or licence holder shall have in place procedures for such notification. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 16 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) No person shall interfere with or disturb any wreckage, article or thing at the scene of an occurrence that is connected with it except in the interest of public safety, saving a life, relieving human suffering, continuity of service or preservation of property. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 16 (2).

(3) Where it is permitted to interfere with or disturb wreckage, an article or a thing under subsection (2), no person shall carry away or destroy any wreckage, article or thing unless an inspector gives permission to do so. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 16 (3).

Designated testing organizations

17. (1) The testing organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada for the purpose are designated as organizations to test appliances, equipment, components and accessories to approved standards or laboratory test reports. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 17 (1).

(2) A designated testing organization may test an appliance, equipment, component or accessory for which there is no approved standard or laboratory test report, in which case it shall report its findings to the director who may accept the report. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 17 (2).

(3) A person may apply to a designated testing organization to have an appliance, equipment, component or accessory tested under this section. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 17 (3).

(4) A designated testing organization that tests an appliance, equipment, component or accessory shall place its label or symbol on it if,

(a) it conforms to the applicable approved standard or laboratory test report; or

(b) the director accepts a report on it under subsection (2). O. Reg. 214/01, s. 17 (4).

Off-site testing and approval

18. (1) This section applies only to the testing of an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory that is carried out at a place other than the place where the appliance, equipment, component or accessory is installed for its intended use. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 18 (1).

(2) A person may apply to a designated testing organization to have an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory tested under this section. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 18 (2).

(3) Organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada are designated organizations to test equipment, components and accessories to applicable approved standards or laboratory test reports for the purposes of this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 18 (3).

(4) A designated testing organization that tests an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory under this section shall place its label or symbol on it if it conforms to the applicable approved standards or laboratory test report. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 18 (4).

On-site testing and approval

19. (1) This section applies only to the testing of an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory that is carried out at the place where it is installed for its intended use. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (1).

(2) A person may apply to the director or an inspector designated by the director to have an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory tested under this section. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (2).

(3) The director or inspector may refuse to test the appliance, equipment, component or accessory if its design is substantially the same as one that has been tested and approved by a designated testing organization. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (3).

(4) The director or inspector may test the appliance, equipment, component or accessory to determine if it conforms to the applicable approved standards or laboratory test reports and, where it does conform, shall place on it a label or symbol approved by the director. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (4).

(5) A test under this section shall include a determination as to whether the fuel features of the appliance, equipment, component or accessory conforms with the approved standards and this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (5).

(6) The applicant shall provide to the director or inspector all information, and conduct or cause to be conducted all tests, required to determine whether the fuel features conform to the approved standards. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (6).

(7) An applicant who applies to have an appliance, equipment, a component or an accessory tested and approved under this section shall pay the fees set by the designated administrative authority for the time reasonably spent,

(a) in reviewing information about the thing to be tested;

(b) in inspecting its fuel features;

(c) in observing any test of the fuel features to determine if they comply with this Regulation; and

(d) in using the thing during testing. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 19 (7).

Refuelling stations — construction and alteration

20. (1) No person shall start, or cause or permit to be started, the construction of a refuelling station or the making of an alteration to a refuelling station unless,

(a) the design of the station or the alteration is registered; or

(b) the person has submitted to the director,

(i) a plan in duplicate in a form acceptable to the director, drawn to scale showing the design of the station or the alteration signed and sealed by a professional engineer,

(ii) a declaration of the professional engineer stating that the design complies with all applicable requirements of this Regulation, and

(iii) in the case of an alteration, the evidence required by clause 21 (3) (a), if the director requests such evidence. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (1).

(2) An application for registration of the design of a refuelling station or an alteration to a refuelling station under clause (1) (a) shall consist of,

(a) a plan in triplicate in a form acceptable to the director drawn to scale showing the design of the station or the alteration;

(b) in the case of an alteration, the evidence referred to in clauses 21 (3) (a), (b), (c) and (d), if the director requests such evidence; and

(c) sufficient information for the director to determine whether the design of the station or the alteration complies with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (2).

(3) An applicant who submits the design of a refuelling station or alteration to a refuelling station for registration shall pay the fee set by the designated administrative authority at the time of application. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (3).

(4) Upon registering the design, the director shall mark the approval on one set of plans submitted by the applicant and return it to the applicant. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (4).

(5) The approved plan shall always be kept at the refuelling station during its construction or alteration. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (5).

(6) A VRA station shall be installed in accordance with this Regulation and the code adoption document. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (6).

(7) In this section,

“professional engineer” means a person who is licensed under the Professional Engineers Act. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 20 (7).

Licences for refuelling stations

21. (1) No person shall operate a refuelling station unless the refuelling station is licensed. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 21 (1).

(2) A licence for a refuelling station is valid for one refuelling station. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 21 (2).

(3) An application for a licence for a refuelling station shall be in the form published by the designated administrative authority and shall include,

(a) a statement from the municipality where the refuelling station is located indicating that the use of the station for its intended purpose does not contravene the zoning by-laws of the municipality;

(b) evidence that the refuelling station and all the piping related to it comply with this Regulation and the code adoption document if piping for the station downstream from the meter station of the distributor is designed for pressure of 410 kPa gauge (60 psig) or less;

(c) evidence that the natural gas containers installed at the refuelling station meet the requirements of Ontario Regulation 220/01 (Boilers and Pressure Vessels);

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(d) evidence that an inspection has been performed and the electrical system for refuelling complies with the Electrical Safety Code; and

(e) payment of the fee set by the designated administrative authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 21 (3).

(4) The director shall not issue a licence for a refuelling station unless the applicant submits a completed application in accordance with subsection (3) and,

(a) an inspection of the refuelling station to which the application relates confirms that the station complies with this Regulation; or

(b) the director is otherwise satisfied that the refuelling station complies with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 21 (4).

Display of licence for a refuelling station

22. The holder of a licence for a refuelling station shall display a copy of the licence such that it is readily visible at the refuelling station and shall keep the original. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 22.

No operation of altered station without approval

23. (1) No person shall operate a refuelling station or permit a refuelling station to be operated if an alteration is made to the station after the director has issued a licence for it unless the holder of the licence first obtains the director’s written approval for the alteration. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 23 (1).

(2) The director shall not approve an alteration to a refuelling station unless,

(a) an inspection of the refuelling station confirms that the station, including the alteration, complies with this Regulation; or

(b) the director is otherwise satisfied that the refuelling station, including the alteration, complies with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 23 (2).

Operation of refuelling station

24. No person shall knowingly supply natural gas to a refuelling station, to a VRA station or to a VRA that contains substances in excess of the quantities listed in clause (2.12) of the code adoption document. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 24.

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 24 is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Operation of refuelling station

25. The holder of a licence for a refuelling station shall not operate the refuelling station or permit the refuelling station to be operated except in accordance with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 25.

Duty to ensure safe use of equipment

26. (1) The holder of a licence for a refuelling station shall ensure that the attendants at the refuelling station are trained in the safe use of the refuelling equipment, dispensing equipment, emergency shut-down switches and emergency valves at the refuelling station and in the safe handling of compressed natural gas. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 26 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) The holder of a licence shall make a record of the training given under subsection (1) and retain the record at the refuelling station. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 26 (2).

(3) The holder of a licence shall promptly notify the director of all accidents or failures of equipment, components, accessories or works that may result in a release of natural gas or accidents related to pressure retaining components at the refuelling station. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 26 (3).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (3) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Licence to transport gas in bulk container on vehicle

27. (1) No person shall transport compressed natural gas in a bulk container on a transport vehicle unless the bulk container is licensed. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 27 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) A licence to transport compressed natural gas in a bulk container on a transport vehicle is valid for only one transport vehicle. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 27 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(3) An application for a licence to transport compressed natural gas in a bulk container on a transport vehicle shall be in the form published by the designated administrative authority and be accompanied by the fee set by the designated administrative authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 27 (3).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (3) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(4) The director shall not issue a licence to transport compressed natural gas in a bulk container on a transport vehicle unless the applicant for the licence submits a completed application form and,

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (4) is amended by striking out “natural gas” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(a) an inspection of the transport vehicle to which the application relates confirms that the vehicle complies with this Regulation; or

(b) the director is otherwise satisfied that the transport vehicle complies with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 27 (4).

Licence to be carried in vehicle

28. The holder of a licence to transport compressed natural gas in a bulk container on a transport vehicle shall carry the licence in or on the vehicle referred to in the licence. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 28.

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 28 is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Licence for VRA station

29. (1) No person shall operate a VRA station unless the VRA station is licensed. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 29 (1).

(2) An application for a licence for a VRA station shall be in the form published by the designated administrative authority and be accompanied by the fee set by the authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 29 (2).

(3) The director shall not issue a licence for a VRA station unless its operator submits to the director a statutory declaration signed by a gas technician who holds a G.1 or G.2 certificate confirming that,

(a) the installation of the VRA station complies with this Regulation; and

(b) the operator has notified the municipality where the VRA station is located. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 29 (3).

(4) A licence for a VRA station terminates if a change, alteration or addition is made to the VRA station after the licence is issued. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 29 (4).

Display of licence required for gas to be supplied

30. (1) The holder of a licence for a VRA station shall display a copy of the licence at the station such that it is readily visible. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 30 (1).

(2) No person shall supply natural gas to a VRA station unless the operator of the station has a licence for the station and a copy of the licence is displayed at the station such that it is readily visible. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 30 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Registration

31. (1) No person other than a contractor who is the holder of a registration for the purpose shall carry on, in whole or in part, the business of,

(a) operating a natural gas vehicle conversion centre; or

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(b) installing, removing, repairing, altering or servicing a pressure piping system. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 31 (1).

(2) An applicant is entitled to registration under this section upon,

(a) submitting to the director a completed application in the form published by the designated administrative authority; and

(b) paying the fee set by the designated administrative authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 31 (2).

(3) A person who is registered to operate a vehicle conversion centre shall not operate it at a location other than that specified in the registration. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 31 (3).

(4) Subsection (3) does not prevent a contractor from performing work at a customer’s premises where it is not practical for the customer to take the vehicle to the location specified in the registration. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 31 (4).

Display of registration

32. The holder of a registration shall display a copy of it such that it is readily visible at the business address set out on the registration and shall keep the original. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 32.

Duration and expiry

33. (1) In this section and in sections 34 and 35,

“registration” means a registration to operate a natural gas vehicle conversion centre under section 31 and not a registration under section 20. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 33 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, the definition of “registration” is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) A licence or registration under this Regulation expires 12 months after it is issued but a licence or registration issued for a temporary purpose expires less than 12 months after it is issued, on the date indicated in it. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 33 (2).

(3) A licence or registration shall indicate the date on which it was issued and the date on which it expires. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 33 (3).

Renewal of licence

34. (1) A holder of a licence or registration who is not in arrears of any fee set by the designated administrative authority is eligible for a renewal of the licence or registration upon paying the fee set by the designated administrative authority to the director before the licence or registration expires. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 34 (1).

(2) An application for a renewal made after the licence or registration expires shall be treated as a new application for a licence or registration. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 34 (2).

Transferability, change of address, etc.

35. (1) A licence or registration is not transferable. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (1).

(2) If the holder of a licence or registration changes their name or address, the holder shall apply to the director for a licence or registration containing the new name or address of the holder within 30 days. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (2).

(3) An applicant is entitled to receive a licence or registration containing the new name or address upon paying the fee set by the designated administrative authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (3).

(4) A holder whose original licence or registration is lost or destroyed shall apply to the director for a duplicate licence or registration within 30 days. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (4).

(5) An applicant is entitled to receive a duplicate licence or registration upon paying the fee set by the designated administrative authority. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (5).

(6) A person who obtains a duplicate licence or registration because the original was lost shall immediately return the duplicate to the director upon finding the original. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 35 (6).

Vehicle conversion

36. A contractor who converts a vehicle to use NGV shall,

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 36 is amended by striking out “NGV” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(a) ensure that the conversion complies with this Regulation and Part 4 of the code adoption document;

(b) ensure that the vehicle has affixed to it the labels required by the code adoption document; and

(c) supply an instruction manual on the operation of NGV fuel systems to the owner of the vehicle. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 36.

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

Vehicle fuel systems

37. No person shall knowingly supply NGV to the fuel system of a vehicle using NGV or to a container except in accordance with this Regulation. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 37.

Note: On August 1, 2007, section 37 is amended by striking out “NGV” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

Transfer of used vehicle using NGV

38. (1) No person shall transfer the ownership of a used vehicle using NGV unless,

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “NGV” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(a) a certificate holder working for the holder of a registration to operate a vehicle conversion centre inspects the NGV fuel system of the vehicle at the vehicle conversion centre and the inspection shows that the system does not leak and is safe for continuous use on the vehicle;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(b) the contractor affixes the labels required by the code adoption document to the vehicle; and

(c) the holder of the registration provides the transferee with a declaration that states that the NGV system of the vehicle does not leak and is safe for continued use on the vehicle. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 38 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (c) is amended by striking out “NGV” and substituting “GV”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (2), 5.

(2) The declaration referred to in clause (1) (c) shall be signed by the certificate holder who carried out the inspection. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 38 (2).

Containers

39. (1) No person shall transfer natural gas to a portable container except at a licensed facility. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 39 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) Only a portable container that is approved under the regulations made under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada) may be used as a portable container for natural gas. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 39 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(3) This section does not apply to portable containers within the scope of Part 3 of the code adoption document. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 39 (3).

(4) No person shall transport a portable container containing natural gas unless,

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(a) the container valve is protected by a shroud or cap;

(b) the container is secured to prevent movement during transport; and

(c) the container is in a ventilated space. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 39 (4).

Transfer to bulk container

40. (1) No person shall transfer natural gas or permit natural gas to be transferred to a bulk container except at a licensed refuelling station. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 40 (1).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (1) is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(2) No person shall load, unload or operate a vehicle that transports compressed natural gas in bulk containers unless the person has been trained by the holder of a licence to transport compressed natural gas in bulk containers and the holder is satisfied that the person can safely operate natural gas transfer equipment including emergency shut-down switches and emergency valves. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 40 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

Unacceptable condition — immediate hazard

41. (1) Where a contractor finds that an appliance or work is in an unacceptable condition and that it constitutes an immediate hazard, the contractor shall,

(a) immediately shut off the supply of natural gas to the appliance or work;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(b) promptly notify the user in writing of the unacceptable condition, including a direction that the appliance or work not be used until the condition is corrected; and

(c) affix a notice containing the information in clause (b) to the appliance or work. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 41 (1).

(2) No user to whom a notice has been given under subsection (1) shall use or permit to be used the appliance or work until the condition has been corrected and a distributor or certificate holder has determined on re-inspection that the condition has been corrected. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 41 (2).

Unacceptable condition — no immediate hazard

42. (1) Where a contractor finds that an appliance or work is in an unacceptable condition but that it does not constitute an immediate hazard, the contractor shall,

(a) promptly give the user a written notice describing the condition and indicate in the notice that the distributor will shut off the supply of natural gas to the appliance or work within the period of time specified in the notice, which shall not be greater than 90 days; and

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(b) affix a notice containing the information required under clause (a) to the appliance or work. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 42 (1).

(2) A contractor who gives a notice under subsection (1) shall give a written notice to the distributor for shutting off the supply of natural gas to the appliance or work if the unacceptable condition described in the notice is not corrected within the period of time specified in the notice, which period shall be within 90 days. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 42 (2).

Note: On August 1, 2007, subsection (2) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(3) No user to whom a notice has been given under subsection (1) shall use or permit to be used the appliance or work after the expiry of the period of time specified in the notice for correcting the condition unless the condition has been corrected. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 42 (3).

Unacceptable condition — immediate hazard

43. (1) A holder of a certificate who finds that an unacceptable condition of an appliance or work constitutes an immediate hazard shall,

(a) immediately shut off the supply of natural gas to the appliance or work;

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (a) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(b) promptly give oral notice of the action taken under clause (a) to the distributor;

(c) promptly give a written notice to the user,

(i) describing the condition that constitutes the immediate hazard, and

(ii) containing a statement indicating that the appliance or work shall not be used until the condition is corrected;

(d) within 14 days of finding the condition, give written notice of the condition to the distributor, including notice that the supply of natural gas has been shut off; and

Note: On August 1, 2007, clause (d) is amended by striking out “natural gas” and substituting “gas”. See: O. Reg. 257/07, ss. 2 (1), 5.

(e) affix a notice containing the information required by clause (c) to the appliance or work. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 43 (1).

(2) No owner or user to whom a notice has been given under subsection (1) shall use or permit to be used the appliance or work until the condition is corrected. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 43 (2).

Unacceptable condition — no immediate hazard

44. A holder of a certificate who finds that an appliance or work is in an unacceptable condition, but that it does not constitute an immediate hazard shall,

(a) immediately give oral notice of the condition to the distributor;

(b) immediately give written notice to the user of the appliance or work describing the condition and advising that notice of the condition has been given to the distributor;

(c) within 14 days of finding the condition, give written notice of the condition to the distributor; and

(d) affix a notice containing the information required in clause (b) to the appliance or work. O. Reg. 214/01, s. 44.

45. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 214/01, s. 45.