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The proposed federal regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 27, 2017. The purpose of the federal regulation was to mandate the implementation of a leak detection and repair (LDAR) program in petroleum refiners and petro-chemical facilities.

High Level Summary of the requirements of the Proposed Regulations:

  1. Implementation of Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs;
  2. Preventative equipment modification requirements;
  3. Monitoring of certain VOCs at facility perimeters (fence line monitoring), and
  4. Responsibility of recordkeeping, reporting and audits.

Based on the assessment and review of the public queries, Environment and Climate Change Canada is now preparing to finalize the regulations by June 2019. The coming-into-force dates in the final regulations will be updated in the publication.

The proposed regulations are available at

Trinity has extensive experience with Leak Detection and repair Programs (LDAR), Fence-line Monitoring, Method 21 Analysis and Auditing for the chemical sector.

If you have any questions or concerns about LDAR programs or require Trinity's assistance, please feel free to contact Suzy Sabanathan at (416) 391-2527 ext. 22.