Industry: Boilers and Pressure Vessels

Category: TSSA News

Sep 15, 2021

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Owners and operators of existing agricultural boilers and pressure vessels (BPVs) should report their devices to TSSA following the revocation of the regulatory exemption on agricultural BPVs on July 1, 2021. 

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. 

All owners and operators of agricultural operations should report their existing BPV equipment by completing the form on TSSA’s website by September 30, 2021.

Sites will receive a notification one month before the inspection date. If your devices are exempt from the regulation under O. Reg. 220/01 s.2, there will be no fee associated with the inspection.

If you wish to reschedule the inspection, please contact agriculture.bpv@tssa.org or your local inspector. 

A variety of resources and contact information to help the agricultural community understand its compliance obligations are available on our website. Previous communications on various aspects of O. Reg. 220/01 cover two streams — new installations and existing equipment:  

For more information on TSSA’s BPV regulatory requirements, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions or visit Agricultural Operations – Boilers and Pressure 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, 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).  

TSSA will continue to work with agricultural partners to implement the new regulatory requirements.

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.