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Technical Safety Standards Regulations

made under Section 50 of the

Technical Safety Act

S.N.S. 2008, c. 10

N.S. Reg. 102/2014 (effective July 1, 2014)

as amended to N.S. Reg. 41/2018 (effective March 6, 2018)


Table of Contents


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Citation

Edition of standard adopted

Definitions

Boiler and pressure equipment standards (BPE standards)

Crane operator standards (CO standards)

Fuel safety standards (FS standards)

Power engineers standards (PE standards)


 

Citation                                                           

1     These regulations may be cited as the Technical Safety Standards Regulations.


Edition of standard adopted

2     The edition listed by date in these regulations is the edition of the standard adopted by these regulations.


Definitions

3     In these regulations,

 

“API” means the American Petroleum Institute;

 

“ASME” means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers;

 

“ASHRAE” means the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers;

 

“CSA” means the Canadian Standards Association;

 

“NBBI” means the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.


Boiler and pressure equipment standards (BPE standards)

4     The following standards for boiler and pressure equipment are adopted as the standards for regulated work and regulated products prescribed under the Boiler and Pressure Equipment Regulations:


BPE Standard

Edition issue date

(yyyy/mm/dd)

API:

API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration

2009-04-01

API 570, Piping Inspection Code Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Re-Rating of In-Service Piping Systems

2009-11-01

ASME:

ASME B31.1, Power Piping

2012-06-29

ASME B31.3, Process Piping

2013-01-10

ASME B31.5, Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components

2010-07-21

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I–Rules for Construction of Power Boilers

2013-07-01

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV–Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers

2013-07-01

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section V– Nondestructive Examinations

2013-07-01

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII (Division 1)–Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

2013-07-01

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII (Division 2)–Alternative RulesRules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

2013-07-01

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII (Division 3)–Alternative RulesRules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels

2013-07-01

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX–Welding and Brazing Qualifications

2012-07-01

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section X–Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels

2013-07-01

ASME, Controls and Safety Devices (CSD-1) Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers, Part CW only

2012-05-10

ASME PVHO-1, Safety Standard for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy

2012-05-31

CSA:

CSA B51, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code, Part 1 only

2014-01-01

CSA B52, Mechanical Refrigeration Code

2013-12-01

CSA Z180.1, Compressed Breathing Air and Systems

2000-06-02

CSA Z276 UPD1, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)Production, Storage, and Handling 

2011-01-01

CSA Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

2011-06-01

NBBI:

NBIC–National Board Inspection Code

2013-07-01


Crane operator standards (CO standards)

5     The following standards for crane operators are adopted as the standards for regulated work and regulated products prescribed under the Crane Operators Regulations:


CO Standard

Edition issue date

(yyyy/mm/dd)

American Welding Society:

American Welding Society (D14.1) Specification for Welding of Industrial and Mill Cranes and other Material Handling Equipment

2005-01-01

ASME:

ASME B30.3, Tower Cranes

2009-10-06

ASME B30.4, Portal and Pedestal Cranes

2010-04-19

ASME B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

2012-01-12

ASME B30.9, Slings

2011-01-18

ASME B30.11, Monorails and Underhung Cranes 

2010-04-16

ASME B30.16, Overhead Hoists (Underhung)

2007-07-13

ASME B30.17, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoists)

2006-01-01

ASME B30.18, Stacker Cranes (Top or Under Running Bridge, Multiple Girder with Top or Under Running Trolley Hoist)

2011-04-29

CSA:

CSA B167, Overhead Traveling Cranes–Design, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance and Safe Operation

2008-10-01

CSA Z150, Safety Code on Mobile Cranes

1998-11-01

CSA Z248, Code For Tower Cranes

2004-03-01

CSA Z150.3, Safety Code on Articulating Boom Cranes

2011-11-01


Fuel safety standards (FS standards)

6     The following standards for fuel safety are adopted for the regulated work and regulated products prescribed under the Fuel Safety Regulations:


FS Standard

Edition issue date

(yyyy/mm/dd)

CSA B139 Series, Installation Code for Oil-Burning Equipment

2015-01-29

CSA B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code

2015-07-30

CSA B149.2, Propane Storage and Handling Code

2015-07-30

CSA B149.3, Code for the Field Approval of Fuel Related Components on Appliances and Equipment

2015-07-30

CSA B149.5, Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Containers on Motor Vehicles

2015-07-30

CSA B149.6, Code for Digester Gas, Landfill Gas, and Biogas Generation and Utilization

2015-07-30

CSA B108, Compressed Natural Gas Fuelling Stations Installation Code

2014-03-14

CSA Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

2011-06-01


Power engineers standards (PE standards)

7     The following standards for power engineers are adopted for the regulated work and regulated products prescribed under the Power Engineers Regulations:


PE Standard

Edition issue date

(yyyy/mm/dd)

ASHRAE:

ASHRAE-15, Safety Standard for Refrigerants

2013-01-01

ASHRAE-34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants

2013-01-01

ASME:

ASME B31.1, Power Piping

2012-06-29

ASME B31.3, Process Piping

2013-01-10

ASME B31.5, Refrigeration Piping and Heat Transfer Components

2010-07-21

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VI– Recommended Rules for the Care and Operation of Heating Boilers

2013-07-01

ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VII– Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

2013-07-01

ASME, Controls and Safety Devices (CSD-1)–Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers

2012-05-10

CSA:

CSA B51, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code, Part 1 only

2014-01-01

CSA B52, Mechanical Refrigeration Code

2013-12-01

 

 


 

Legislative History
Reference Tables

Technical Safety Standards Regulations

N.S. Reg. 104/2014

Technical Safety Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Technical Safety Standards Regulations made under the Technical Safety Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

104/2014

Jul 1, 2014

date specified

Jul 11, 2014

41/2018

Mar 6, 2018

date specified

Mar 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

6.....................................................

am. 41/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections:

 

Note

Effective
date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded:

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

183/2012

Technical Safety Standards Regulations

Oct 1, 2012

Jul 1, 2014

14/2011

Technical Safety Standards Regulations

Apr 1, 2011

Oct 1, 2012

 

 

 

 

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.