Storage Tank Management: A New Mandate and a New Opportunity
On 8 June 2020, responsibility for services related to flammable and combustible liquid storage tank systems transferred from the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta (PTMAA) to the Safety Codes Council.
Update on Our 2020 Strategic Goals
Our strategic goals for 2020 were comprised of 12 initiatives. Click below to view specific targets and results.
Sub-Councils – Alberta’s Safety Network
Through sub-councils, the Safety Codes Council helps represent industry perspectives in matters of code development, interpretation, and education.
Sub-council members are volunteers nominated by organizations that represent Alberta’s industries and regions. These individuals represent diverse specialties, including engineering, architecture, contracting, manufacturing, corporations, safety codes officers, labour, municipalities, and education.
Facts and Figures
Strong stakeholder relationships are important to us.
One way to keep those connections strong is to share information about our business with our partners and clients. That includes data on our operational activities. The following facts and figures illustrate how well the System is working, how efficient it is, and speaks to the System’s overall health and sustainability.
Management’s comments on Financials
Fiscal 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent Alberta, and Council history. Despite the prolonged economic uncertainty, lower West Texas Intermediate oil price, and reduced provincial construction activity, the Council was able to adjust and maintain effective delivery of services during this extraordinary time.
Alberta Building Permits
In 2020, Alberta’s municipalities issued a total value of $10.6 billion in building permits, a decline of 8.7% from 2019 permit levels. Industrial and commercial permit activity realized the largest decreases of 50.0% and 40.4% respectively, while resident and institutional and government permit activity experienced decreases of 7.6% and 0.2%.
 Source: Alberta Economic Dashboard
Council’s total revenues during 2020 amounted to $12.9 million, representing a 12.7% decrease from 2019 revenue levels. Contributing factors to Council’s decreased revenues includes the restricted business environment due to COVID-19, and the resulting economic downturn across all jurisdictions during the pandemic, which had a significant impact on permit activity and program registrations as it relates to Council’s revenues.
In 2020, Council’s expenditures were $13.4 million, a reduction of 10.7% from 2019 expenditure levels. Significant expenditure reductions were attributed to Council’s transition to virtual delivery of services, including conducting remote inspections, remote audits, and transitioning sub-council meetings and Council’s Annual General Meeting online. As the Council continues to explore additional opportunities for efficiencies in service delivery, expenditure levels relative to Council revenues, will continue to adjust accordingly.