TSSA reminds BPVs owners, operators to report

Deadline set on Sept. 30

TSSA reminds BPVs owners, operators to report
Sites that will be inspected will receive a notification one month before the inspection.

The Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) is reminding owners and operators of existing agricultural boilers and pressure vessels (BPVs) to report their devices to the agency.

This follows the revocation of the regulatory exemption on agricultural BPVs at the start of July this year.

“The equipment reporting form is an important first step. TSSA needs basic information to do a site risk assessment and establish a priority list for scheduling the inspection to be conducted within five years. Priority for inspections will be given to agricultural operations with high-risk sites,” according to the TSSA.

Concerned parties must complete the form and submit it to the agency by Sept. 30.

Sites that will be inspected will receive a notification one month before the inspection, according to TSSA. Those exempt from the regulation under O. Reg. 220/01 s.2 will not have to pay any fee associated with the inspection.

Those who wish to reschedule the inspection can send reach out to [email protected] or their local inspector.

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TSSA is also providing owners and operators the following resources to help them understand their compliance obligations:

  • Educational Resources, which clarifies the responsibilities and compliance requirements of owners and operators of regulated agricultural BPVs 
  • July 5 news bulletin, which delineates the reporting process and the inspection roles of TSSA versus insurers of agricultural BPV equipment 
  • June 30 news bulletin, which provides the link to the online Equipment Reporting Form for owners and operators to report existing agricultural BPVs 
  • June 4, 2021 news bulletin, which focuses on existing equipment that needs repair, alteration, upgrade and/or replacement starting July 1 
  • April 29, 2021 news bulletin, which outlines the regulatory requirements for newly installed equipment that falls within O. Reg. 220/01

“Every owner of a device is responsible for maintaining and operating their pressure equipment safely and immediately reporting to the TSSA any incidents that cause injury, death or property damage,” according to the agency. “In case of an incident, call TSSA at 1-877-682-TSSA (8772) and choose option 1 to reach the Spills Action Centre (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week).”

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