The regulation of petroleum tank contractors is a key element of the safety system in Alberta. In accordance with the National Fire Code – 2019 Alberta Edition (NFC(AE)), only individuals who are approved by the provincial Fire Administrator are permitted to install, remove, repair, or conduct precision tests on petroleum storage tanks and equipment. This contributes to public safety by ensuring only qualified individuals are permitted to perform work on petroleum storage tanks.
The power to approve petroleum tank contractors has been delegated by Ministerial Order No. TCS:002/20 to the Administrator of Certification (Administrator) with the Safety Codes Council (Council). This power was formerly delegated to the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA).
All individuals with a valid certification as of June 8, 2020 remain approved to work in Alberta. The list of approved contractors is now on the Council's website.