Electrical

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.

Download the homeowners fee schedule effective January 12, 2015

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

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24 June 2014 - 07:00 am - 08:30 am

Archimedes Room, 2nd Floor
BC Safety Authority
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New Westminster
V3L 0E1
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25 June 2014 - 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club
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Upstairs Meeting Room
Squamish
V8B 0H8
BC
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16 June 2014 - 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm

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Whistler
V0N 1B4
BC
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21 May 2014 - 03:28 pm - 03:42 pm

Camosun College - Interurban Campus
4461 Interurban Road
Room CC124 A/B
Victoria
V9E 2C1
BC
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12 June 2014 - 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Qualicum Beach Civic Center
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Windsor Room
Qualicum Beach
V9K 1S4
BC
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29 May 2014 - 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Willoughby Community Hall
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Langley
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BC
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4 June 2014 - 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Camosun College - Interurban Campus
4461 Interurban Road
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Victoria
V9E 2C1
BC
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Electrical Tech Talk - 60 More Things Every Electrician Should Know: Creston

12 June 2014 - 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Ramada Creston
1809 British Columbia 3
Creston
V0B 1G8
BC
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3 June 2014 - 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Woodlands Inn
3995 50 Avenue South
The Birch Room
Fort Nelson
V0C 1R0
BC
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