The EC continues to meet and discuss the effect of legislative and other changes on current training programs and procedures. Please check back on this site for further developments.
The Department of Environment and Labour has released the following:
Revised Regulations for Power Engineers April 20, 2007
Power engineers in Nova Scotia will see more regulatory flexibility without jeopardizing safety because of amendments to the Power Engineer Regulations. Government has responded to recommendations of power engineers in Nova Scotia and has made changes to the Power Engineer Regulations to reflect their suggestions. The Department of Environment and Labour consulted with industry in 2006 and industry support was strong for the proposed amendments. The new regulations took effect April 16.
"During our consultations, we met with industry professionals who indicated the need for government to review current legislation and make appropriate changes," said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. "We've done that and the new regulations add greater clarity for industry, reflect advances in technology and adopt the latest verson of standards and codes."
Government committed to a review of public safety legislation in its 2006 business plan. Since the review began, changes have been made to various legislation including, the National Fire Code, the building code regulations, fuel safety regulations and crane operator regulations.
The changes are part of the Department of Environment and Labour's Competitiveness and Compliance initiative which makes improvements to department laws and regulations. The objectives of the initiative are to maintain and enhance protection for Nova Scotians and their environment while contributing to the prosperity of Nova Scotia business.
Power Engineers work mainly around equipment such as boilers, turbines, steam engines, refrigeration plants and many power driven devices required for moving materials and energy from one source to another.
A bulletin containing a detailed summary of the revised Power Engineer Regulations may be viewed online at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/equipmentsafety/
The Nova Scotia IPE legislation committee is continuing to monitor the effect of these changes to the legislation as they relate to power engineers in the province.
Website Committee: The newly formed committee will be meeting monthly to keep this site updated and current. There are plans to add a number of features to the IPE Maritimes site, including a Links Page to provide links to other IPE websites, sponsors, and regulatory agencies, a AGM 2008 Page with details regarding the up-coming convention with a capability for on-line bookings, a Bulletin Board and possibly an Employment Page with postings of positions available and member's resumes. We welcome any new ideas that will make this site more useful to users.
Monthly General Meeting and Dinner - January 26, 2008
This month's meeting will be the annual dinner to be held on Saturday, January 26 at Brudebakers Restaurant (in the Maritime Brewing Building on Windmill Road in Dartmouth). The dinner will start at 7:00 PM. This year there will be a $20.00 per couple ($10.00 charge per person) to cover the cost of the meal (includes appetizer, main course, dessert, soft drinks, tea & coffee. Alcoholic beverages are not included) The members of the newly elected NSIPE executive will be presented.
Please RSVP to Ernie Clarke
Phone: 902 444-6890
Tentative 2008 Schedule
A tentative 2008 schedule has been created. The individual events will be confirmed on this site, and in the NSIPE Newsletter as details become known. These include:
- February 26 (Tuesday) - Tour of hospital power plant and facilities
- March 27 (Thursday) - Tour of facilities of a large commercial development in the Dartmouth area
- April 24 (Thursday) - Meeting and tour of training facilities at Maynard-Reece, Burnside Industrial Park, Dartmouth
- May 24 (Saturday) - Meeting and tour of a manufacturing facility on the South Shore, followed by golf at Osprey Ridge in Bridgewater
- June 26 (Thursday) - Meeting at Lake Loon (Driving Range) in Dartmouth
- July 26 (Saturday) - Annual lobster boil - to be held in Dartmouth
- August 20 (Wednesday) - Annual Golf Tournament at CFB Greenwood (9:00 AM)
- September - No meeting scheduled due to upcoming NIPE AGM in Halifax
- October 1-4 (Wednesday to Saturday) - NIPE Annual General Meeting
- October 25 (Saturday) - Meeting and tour to be held at a facility in Charlottetown, followed by golf (tentatively at Glasgow Hills GC)
- November 14 (Friday) - Meeting and Election of Officers at Tufts Cove GS.
December 5 (Friday) - Executive dinner - Dartmouth