Design registration for propane fuel backup system

Propane gas appliance or equipment, where a standard does not exist, is registered in accordance with the following codes.

Applicable codes

Refer to Canadian gas standards adopted as BC Natural Gas and Propane Code for latest information.

To register a design: 

  1. Submit a completed Gas Design Registration Form 1523.
  2. For propane fuel backup system, submit this additional form.
  3. Provide documentation to verify that the design conforms to the applicable code/requirement. Refer checklist here.
    Note: Designs have to be made by a certified individual.
  4. For more than one design, please complete a separate application and collate documents by design.
  5. Submit a digital copy of the application by: 
    1. email to:; or
    2. mail or in person to our Vancouver office
      Note: designs are to be provided on USB disk, data CD or data DVD. Documents should be in word or pdf format and scans must be legible).
      Mark the envelope: Attn: Gas design registration

To ensure that your design registration will move forward, ensure that all requested information as listed on the application form has been provided. Incomplete application packages will not be processed.

Design review process followed by Technical Safety BC

  1. Application is reviewed to verify that all requirements have been met.
  2. Upon satisfactory review, a registration number is issued allowing the required product approval to be obtained.
  3. A separate invoice will be forwarded for the design registration fee.
  4. System documentation shall be supplied to the end-user.
    Note: A copy shall be retained by the system designer for at least 10-years. The end-user shall keep the system documentation up-to-date and shall keep it on file until the equipment or appliance is decommissioned.

Next steps

Step 1: Obtain an installation permit

Licensed contractors working with natural and manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, digester gas, landfill gas, or a mixture or dilution of gasses, need to apply for a permit before they install regulated gas equipment, or gas systems.A permit is required to install and operate a boiler.

Refer here for information on obtaining a gas installation permit

Step 2: Inspection​

Request an inspection. For details, see here.

Step 3: Operating permit

An operating permit is required to maintain and operate regulated equipment. Refer to gas operating permits for further information.


    Forms and fees


    Contact us

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