CSA Standards Availability

CSA technical standards now available for free download

May 8, 2023

The Western Regulators Forum has been working on an initiative with the CSA Group to allow Canadians free access to important CSA technical standards that companies must follow to help keep pipelines safe. We are making them available to Canadians to ensure the standards regulated companies must follow are transparent and easily accessible.

The CER references several CSA standards in our Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), the rules companies must follow when designing, building and operating a pipeline in Canada. The main standard we expect companies to follow is CSA Z662, which is now available to Canadians for free download. Here are all the standards now available [PDF 94 KB].

You can download the standards for free from the CSA Group website. Follow these instructions to get started.

The Western Regulators Forum is made up of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), BC Energy Regulator (BCER), Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources (MER Saskatchewan) and the Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas (OROGO) in the Northwest Territories.

The CER, BCER, AER and MER Saskatchewan are making a financial investment to provide Canadians with this free online access for one year.

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