Awareness Sessions

MOPIA will again be hosting our informative program awareness sessions across Manitoba during 2018. These one-hour sessions were designed to inform our stakeholders about any pending industry trends, new technology and regulatory awareness.

MOPIA spent the Spring and Summers of 2007 – 2017 touring Manitoba to deliver the facts to MOPIA’s trained technicians, as well. These were valuable opportunities to exchange ideas and share information with our stakeholders. MOPIA also heard concerns and issues from our members. 

The sessions included highlights of the regulation and information about MOPIA’s ongoing and upcoming activities.

To view the presentation, click on the link Awareness Session Presentation.

The amended regulation took effect on March 9, 2006.

Following are some of the highlights of the regulation:

  • Releases Prohibited- no person shall release or permit the release of a Class 1, 2 or 3  substance into the environment.
  • When it comes to installation, service and repair- no person other than a trained service technician shall perform those duties.
  • Use, disposal and storage of Class 1, 2 and 3 Substances- no person shall add a Class 1, 2, or 3 substance to any equipment for the purpose of leak testing the equipment.
  • No recharging of portable fire extinguishing equipment.
  • Class 1 permits and recharging permits are required for fixed fire extinguishing equipment.
  • Permits will also be required for irreplaceable equipment- a person who operates a unit of fixed fire extinguishing equipment that uses a Class 1 substance may apply for a Class 1 permit or recharging permit.
  • Prohibited releases from purge systems.
  • Class 1 substances in Chillers- no person who operates a chiller shall use a Class 1 substance in it except under the authority of a Class 1 permit.
  • Disposal of equipment- no person shall dispose of (a) air conditioning, fire extinguishing, refrigeration or other equipment; or (b) an object; that contains a Class 1, 2 or 3 substance without first ensuring that the Class 1, 2, or 3 substance is or will be recovered for recycling, reclamation or destruction.
  • Storage of recovered substances- despite any other provision of this regulation, a person who recovers a Class 1, 2, or 3 substance shall, if the condition or quality of the substance is inadequate for reuse, recycling or reclamation, store or arrange for storage of the substance until it can be delivered to a person for destruction.
  • Sale of fire extinguishers- no person shall display or offer for sale, sell or transfer to any person any fire extinguishing equipment that contains a Class 1 substance.
  • Sale in inappropriate containers prohibited- no person shall display or offer for sale, sell or transfer a Class 1, 2 or 3 substance that may be used in air conditioning or refrigeration equipment unless the substance or product is contained in an appropriate container.
  • Certification fees increase $5 to $25.  A certification issued under the section expires on June 1 of the year following the year in which the certification was issued and may be renewed, on application to the minister, prior to but not earlier than 30 days before the expiry of the existing certification.

For a more detailed look at the regulation click here.

If you have any specific questions or anything you would like clarified please feel free to email or

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