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O. Reg. 220/17: ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SAFETY

filed June 29, 2017 under Electricity Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. A

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ontario regulation 220/17

made under the

Electricity Act, 1998

Made: June 28, 2017
Filed: June 29, 2017
Published on e-Laws: June 29, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 15, 2017

Amending O. Reg. 22/04

(ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SAFETY)

1. (1) Subsection 5 (1) of Ontario Regulation 22/04 is amended by striking out “86-402” and substituting “86-404”.

(2) Subsection 5 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CSA Standard C22.3 No. 1-01 Overhead Systems” and substituting “CSA Standard C22.3 No. 1-15 Overhead Systems”.

(3) Subsection 5 (3) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CSA Standard C22.3 No. 7-94 Underground Systems (Reaffirmed 1999)” and substituting “CSA Standard C22.3 No. 7-15 Underground Systems”.

(4) Subsection 5 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “National Electrical Safety Code C2-1997” and substituting “National Electrical Safety Code C2-2017”.

2. (1) Subsection 10 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “section 4 of CSA Standard C22.3, No. 1-01 Overhead Systems” and substituting “section 5 of CSA Standard C22.3 No. 1-15 Overhead Systems”.

(2) Subsection 10 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “sections 4 and 5 of CSA Standard C22.3, No. 7-94 Underground Systems (Reaffirmed 1999)” and substituting “sections 5 and 6 of CSA Standard C22.3 No. 7-15 Underground Systems”.

3. (1) Subsection 12 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding “and comply with this section” at the end.

(2) Section 12 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3.1) Upon request of the Authority, the distributor or any contractor or operator acting on the distributor’s behalf shall assist in an investigation under Part VIII of the Act into a serious electrical incident that involved the distributor’s assets.

(3) Subsection 12 (4) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

“force majeure” includes acts of God, lightning strikes, weather, floods, natural catastrophes, civil commotions, sabotages, riots, invasion, insurrection, acts of terrorism, but does not include labour strikes, fires or explosions;

“meter” means any apparatus used for the purpose of making measurements of, or obtaining the basis of a charge for, electricity supplied to a purchaser;

(4) Clauses (b) and (c) of the definition of “serious electrical incident” in subsection 12 (4) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(b) any inadvertent contact with any part of a distribution system operating at 750 volts or above or with a meter, if the contact caused or had the potential to cause death or critical injury to a person, but not if the contact was caused by force majeure, or

(c) any fire or explosion in any part of a distribution system operating at 750 volts or above or in a meter, if the fire or explosion, as the case may be, caused or had the potential to cause death or critical injury to a person, but not if it was caused by force majeure;

(5) The definition of “worker” in subsection 12 (4) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

“worker” means a worker as defined in section 1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Commencement

4. This Regulation comes into force on the later of October 1, 2017 and the day it is filed.