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Petroleum equipment

RBQ responsibilities

The RBQ develops, adapts and implements the regulatory framework intended to ensure the quality and safety of petroleum equipment.

The RBQ has responsibility for:

  • ensuring the quality of construction work on petroleum equipment;
  • ensuring the safety of the public using that equipment;
  • verifying compliance with the construction and safety requirements affecting that equipment.

Sharing of technical responsibilities

Certain provincial and federal departments as well as municipalities have a role to play in the area of petroleum equipment.

Provincial authorities

Several provincial authorities share responsibility for implementing technical requirements with respect to petroleum equipment. The main ones are:

Federal authorities

Federal departments such as Environment Canada This link open an external website of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in a new window. and Transport Canada This link open an external website of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in a new window. also have requirements according to their jurisdiction in petroleum equipment matters.

Municipalities

Municipalities may also have passed by-laws applicable to petroleum equipment.

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