Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations (SOR/86-131)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

 An applicant for accreditation pursuant to section 10 of the Act shall demonstrate through an accreditation audit

  • (a) that the applicant has implemented and is maintaining acceptable procedures for

    • (i) meter performance control,

    • (ii) quality assurance,

    • (iii) meter records,

    • (iv) ensuring the security of seals and sealing tools, and

    • (v) ensuring that only meters that have been properly verified or reverified are sealed; and

  • (b) that the facilities and test equipment of the applicant are such that all tests required by or pursuant to the Act can be carried out in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

  • SOR/87-212, s. 4;
  • SOR/95-532, s. 3(E);
  • SOR/2009-76, s. 4(F).

 The director shall, in granting an accreditation, specify in writing in the certificate of accreditation any conditions to which the grant of accreditation is subject.

 A certificate of accreditation referred to in paragraph 10(b) of the Act shall be dated and signed by the director and shall contain, in addition to any conditions specified in accordance with section 25,

  • (a) the name and address of the accredited meter verifier;

  • (b) whether the accreditation is with respect to electricity meters or gas meters;

  • (c) the class, type and design of meters to which the accreditation applies; and

  • (d) a statement to the effect that, pursuant to subsection 11(2) of the Act, the accreditation may be revoked by the Minister for failure to comply with any condition to which the grant of accreditation was subject.

  • SOR/95-532, s. 3(F).
  •  (1) A notice, referred to in paragraph 11(4)(a) of the Act, of a proposal to revoke an accreditation shall be sent by registered mail to the latest known address of the accredited meter verifier to whom the accreditation was granted and a copy of the notice shall be published forthwith in the Canada Gazette.

  • (2) A notice given pursuant to subsection (1) shall be dated and signed by the director and shall contain

    • (a) the information referred to in paragraphs 26(a) to (c);

    • (b) the date of the grant of accreditation; and

    • (c) the reason, or reasons, for proposing revocation.

  • (3) A notice, referred to in subsection 11(2) of the Act, of revocation shall

    • (a) contain the information referred to in subsection (2);

    • (b) be dated and signed by the Minister; and

    • (c) be sent and a copy of the notice published in the manner specified in subsection (1).

  • SOR/95-532, s. 3(F).

Accredited Meter Verifier’s Records

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, an accredited meter verifier’s records shall contain the following information and documentation for each meter verified or reverified in the course of the accredited meter verifier’s business:

    • (a) a copy of the certificate issued pursuant to section 14 of the Act and referred to in subsection 21(1); and

    • (b) where the verification or reverification was done

      • (i) by statistical means on the basis of sampling, the information referred to in subsection 21(2), or

      • (ii) by the owner of the meter, a statement by the owner confirming that the verification or reverification was completed in the manner established pursuant to section 18.

  • (2) For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, an accredited meter verifier’s records shall contain the following information and documentation for each measuring apparatus used in the course of the accredited meter verifier’s business, whether or not it is owned by the accredited meter verifier:

    • (a) a copy of the certificate referred to in subsection 8(2); and

    • (b) details of any associated test equipment and its calibration and maintenance.

  • (3) For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, an accredited meter verifier’s records shall contain information respecting the results of any tests carried out in the course of the accredited meter verifier’s business.

  • (4) An accredited meter verifier shall retain

    • (a) the records referred to in subsections (1) and (2) for a period of not less than six years after the date of the issue of the certificates referred to in those subsections; and

    • (b) the records referred to in subsection (3) for a period of not less than six years after the date the results first became available to the accredited meter verifier.

  • SOR/89-317, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/95-532, s. 3.

PART VIDisputes

  •  (1) Where a request is made pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Act by a contractor or purchaser who is dissatisfied with the condition or registration of a meter, an inspector shall investigate the matter by means of one or more of the following procedures:

    • (a) make inquiries of the contractor or purchaser who made the request and of any person who could reasonably be expected to have knowledge relevant to the matter;

    • (b) examine any records referred to in section 16 or 17 of the Act that are relevant to the matter; and

    • (c) test the meter that is the subject of the request, after reasonable notice to the contractor and the purchaser involved in the matter that the meter will be tested at a time and place specified in the notice and that the contractor and the purchaser may appear or be represented at the test.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 23(3) of the Act, the time in which a person may give notice to the inspector is 30 days after the date the certificate of findings referred to in that subsection was provided to that person.

  • (3) A notice referred to in subsection 23(3) of the Act shall state in writing the reasons for dissatisfaction with the inspector’s findings.

  • SOR/89-317, s. 5(F);
  • SOR/2009-76, s. 5(E).
  •  (1) Where a matter has been referred to the director pursuant to subsection 23(3) of the Act, the director shall notify in writing each person directly concerned with the matter that is the subject of the notice, including the owner of any meter tested by an inspector in connection with the matter, stating

    • (a) that the inspector has referred the matter to the director for reconsideration;

    • (b) the reason or reasons for dissatisfaction indicated in the notice referred to in that subsection; and

    • (c) that any written statement relating to the matter and received by the director within 30 days after the date of the notice will be considered.

  • (2) The reconsideration referred to in subsection 23(3) of the Act shall take into account the certificate of findings referred to in subsection 23(2) of the Act, the reason or reasons stated pursuant to subsection 29(3) and any written statement received pursuant to paragraph (1)(c).

  • (3) The director shall inform, in writing, each person notified pursuant to subsection (1) of the director’s decision on the matter referred to the director for reconsideration pursuant to subsection 23(3) of the Act.

  • SOR/89-317, s. 6;
  • SOR/95-532, s. 3(F).
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsections 24(1) and (2) of the Act, an error that is greater than

    • (a) 3% of the amount of electricity or gas supplied through the meter, and

    • (b) where the amount of electricity supplied and the time-related demand for electricity supplied are the joint basis of a charge for electricity sold to a purchaser, with respect to a time-related demand, two and one-half per cent of the maximum point of the electricity meter’s demand scale

    is not permitted.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 24(3) of the Act, no error is permitted.

  • SOR/2009-76, s. 6.

PART VIIFunctions of an Inspector

 The functions of an inspector shall be the carrying out of

  • (a) any inspection and testing of meters and any inspection of their installation required for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations;

  • (b) any inspection and testing required to enable the determination of a period for the purposes of paragraph 12(1)(c) of the Act;

  • (c) any accreditation audit referred to in section 24 or any audit required pursuant to a condition referred to in section 25;

  • (d) any investigation required to assist in the determination of whether there is or has been an offence under section 30 of the Act;

  • (e) any investigations, tests, inquiries and examinations in relation to sections 9, 11 and 23 of the Act; and

  • (f) such other functions as are reasonably ancillary to the functions listed in paragraphs (a) to (e).

 
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