Industry: Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Category: TSSA News

Jun 30, 2021

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Online form for owners and operators to report existing agricultural boilers and pressure vessels (BPVs) is now available.

Owners and operators of agricultural operations should report their BPV equipment by completing the online form on TSSA’s website starting July 1, 2021 when agricultural BPV equipment must comply with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000’s Ontario Regulation 220/01: Boilers and Pressure Vessels and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B51:19 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code.

The deadline to submit the online form is September 30, 2021. TSSA will:

  • Use the online form to collect information on existing devices in the province
  • Do a risk-based assessment
  • Establish a priority list for scheduling a first inspection over five years. Sites will be prioritized for a first inspection based on the type of device, its location and whether it is covered by insurance. Priority for a first inspection will be given to agricultural operations with high-risk sites.
  • Notify you via email one month before the first inspection date. If you wish to reschedule the first inspection, contact or call 1-833-937-8772 (or 1–833–WFP-TSSA). TSSA will respond to questions sent to

After September 30, any site not reported may have an additional cost to the owner.

This news bulletin is part of a series of communications on the revocation of agricultural exemption that took effect on July 1. Previous news bulletins focused on various aspects of O. Reg. 220/01 that covers two streams — new installations and existing BPV equipment:

  • The June 4, 2021 communication focused on existing equipment that needs repair, alteration, upgrade and/or replacement starting July 1.
  • The April 29, 2021 communication outlined 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. In case of an incident, report to the Spills Action Centre (open 24/7) at  1-800-268-6060 or  416-325-3000.

TSSA will continue to work with agricultural partners to implement the new regulatory requirements. We will also collaborate with insurers of agricultural BPV equipment to ensure a smooth transition from TSSA’s first inspection to periodic inspections by insurers as applicable.

For more information on TSSA BPV regulatory requirements and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Interested parties may subscribe for updates at Agricultural Operations – Boilers and Pressure Equipment. Questions may be directed to:

About TSSA

Throughout Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) enforces provincial safety regulations and enhances public safety. TSSA regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, and ski lifts. Its range of safety services includes public education, certification, licensing and registration, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, safety management consultation, compliance support, enforcement and prosecution activities.