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:
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:
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 www.tssa.org. Interested parties may subscribe for updates at Agricultural Operations – Boilers and Pressure Equipment. Questions may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.