Regulations

Electrical, Gas, Elevating Devices and Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Fees (2015-2017)

BC Safety Authority proposed an increase of a weighted average of 9% over the next three years to fees for the electrical, gas, elevating devices and boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration technologies. Additional changes were also proposed for specific fees. The new fee schedules will be effective January 12, 2015.

Status: Completed

The final decision was posted on October 10, 2014, 2:30pm PDT.
This consultation was closed on September 15, 2014, 12:00pm PDT.

Review the consultation material

Read the discussion paper (including the proposed fee schedules)

Learn about the feedback received

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for the 2015-2017 fee consultation
Read the verbatim comments received

Provide feedback

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to those who took the time to provide their feedback on this issue.

Summary results of the consultation

Read the results of the fee consultation

Decision

BC Safety Authority has come to a decision on all proposed changes.

Taking into account stakeholder feedback, BC Safety Authority has revised proposals in its final decision. For more information on the decision announcement, modifications and rationale for each change, please review the decision document.

Decision Summary

Effective: January 12, 2015

1.  Electrical, gas, elevating devices and boiler, pressure and refrigeration fees will be increased by an average of 3% in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Refer to the appropriate fee schedules for specific changes.

In electrical

2.  Fee cap on electrical installation permits valued over $1 million will be removed.
3.  The removal of the fee cap on electrical operating permits for distributed sites will be phased in over a three year period. The fee cap for this type of operating permit account holder will be:

  • 2015: $2,120 (3% increase)
  • 2016: $4,000
  • 2017: $8,000
  • 2018: Account cap removed.

Download the electrical fee schedule effective January 12, 2015

In elevating devices

4.  To encourage better safety outcomes, a fee multiplier for re-assessments performed on elevating devices (new installations and major alterations) that have failed their final assessment will be implemented as follows:

  • 2015: fees for the second re-assessment, and each additional re-assessment thereafter, will be billed at 2x the initial assessment rate.
  • 2016: fees for the first re-assessment will be billed at 1.5x the existing billing rate. Fees for the second re-assessment, and each additional re-assessment thereafter, will continue to be billed at 2x the initial assessment rate.

Download the elevating devices fee schedule effective January 12, 2015

In gas

5.  Installation permit fee schedules for fully detached and multi-unit dwellings will be combined.

Download the gas fee schedule, effective January 12, 2015

In boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration

6.  Hourly rates for design registration fees for boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration will be replaced by standardized flat fees.

Download the boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration fee schedule, effective January 12, 2015

Questions?

Contact us at feecomments@safetyauthority.ca

Propane Operating Permits Consultation

Status: Proposed (Initial)

This consultation is targeted to launch in July 2014. Sign up to be notified about this consultation.

Review the consultation material

This consultation is to clarify the operating permit requirements for the use of propane pressure vessels as described in the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation and CAN/CSA B149.2-10.

No consultation material is available at this time.

Learn about the feedback already received

This consultation is still in its initial stages. No feedback has been received at this time.

Provide feedback

No feedback meethod is available at this time. Meetings and webinars have not yet been scheduled.

Summary results of the consultation

Results will be communicated following the consultation.

Decision

Effective date: TBD

Questions?

Contact us at stakeholder.engagement@safetyauthority.ca

Amusement Devices Fee Increase Consultation

A consultation on BC Safety Authority’s fee schedule for Amusement Devices was held from October 1 to December 1, 2013. Based on the feedback received, the proposed fee schedule remained unchanged. The new fee schedule took effect on April 1, 2014.

The consultation report summarizing the feedback received can be found below.

Consultation report (without appendices)

Appendix A: Final amusement devices fee schedule 2014-2016 (effective April 1, 2014)
Appendix B: Verbatim feedback received

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact
Frank Do, Leader - Stakeholder Engagement
stakeholder.engagement@safetyauthority.ca or 778-396-2049

Passenger Ropeways Fee Increase Consultation

A consultation on BC Safety Authority’s fee schedule for Passenger Ropeways was held from October 1 to December 1, 2013. Based on the feedback received, the fee increase of 3% for 2014, 2015 and 2016 went forward as proposed. The new fee schedule took effect April 1, 2014.

A summary of the feedback received and the results of the consultation can be found in the below report.

Consultation report (without appendices)

Appendix A: Final Passenger Ropeways Fee Schedule (effective April 1, 2014)
Appendix B: Verbatim Feedback Received

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact:
Frank Do, Leader - Stakeholder Engagement
stakeholder.engagement@safetyauthority.ca or 778-396-2049

Hydraulic Elevators with Griffin Controller Submission Form

As per Safety Order - Hydraulic Elevators: Griffin Controller #: SO-ED 2013-01, Part 2: Requirements (s) of this safety order, please submit the following information to BC Safety Authority.

Railway Townhall 2011

Safety issues and polices that affect railway operations are discussed through regional meetings and other processes.

Townhall Minutes

Townhall Matrix (referred to in the Townhall Minutes)

Townhall Statistics (presented at the Townhall)

Respect Manual (presented at the Townhall)

Directives

The BC Safety Authority issues directives to clarify or provide new interpretation of a regulation or code. Compliance is mandatory.

Those who are interested in the alternative safety approaches should comply with the instructions in the directive.

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