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Boiler, Refrigeration and/or Compressor Plant Registration

Who Needs This Registration?
Anyone in Nova Scotia who operates boiler, refrigeration and/or compressor plants needs this registration to determine the size of plant, and the corresponding staffing requirements for Power Engineers.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education, Technical Safety Division
Where can you get this Certificate and / or further information?

Power Engineers Section
Labour and Advanced Education,
Technical Safety Division

Fax: 902-428-8770

Mailing Address:
1505 Barrington Street,
3rd floor, North
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

Mailing Address:
PO Box 697
Halifax, NS B3J 2T8
For Information, Contact:
Same as above.
Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be obtained from the Technical Safety Divison, Power Engineers Section of Labour and Advanced Education . When completed, it is submitted to the Power Engineers Section of  the Department. The Inspector/Examiner will review and set out class(es) of staffing requirements.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the registration will be sent to the applicant by mail.
Waiting Period:
Initital Registration: 15 business days
Renewal: 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
Expiry & Renewal:
This licence is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue or from the date of the most recent renewal.

Initial application, annual renewal and replacement:  $193.25

Hourly rate for requested special services for plant registration: $96.60

Related Requirements:
1) Indirectly - Labour and Advanced Education will be involved with such factors as plant emissions / fuel supplies, etc.

2) If PROPANE is utilized, Labour and Advanced Education: Office of the Fire Marshal, may be involved.

3) Technical Safety Regulation, Technical Safety of Labour and Advanced Education.
Additional Information:
Legislative Authority:
Technical Safety Act (Bill 167), Chapter 10 of the Acts of 2008 and Technical Safety Regulation.

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