Sunrise licences suspended



    TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - An investigation into the Sunrise Propane
explosion conducted by the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office is ongoing. Technical
assistance is being provided by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority
(TSSA). As a result of the information available, TSSA has served Sunrise
Propane with a formal Notice of the Director's Proposal to revoke the licences
to operate a propane filling station and has immediately suspended the
operations of Sunrise Propane at three specific sites: 54 Murray Road,
Toronto, Ontario, 1201 Dundas Street East, Toronto Ontario and 3171 Derry Road
East, Mississauga, Ontario. This action results in the immediate shutdown of
the propane filling activities at the two remaining sites.
    "This decision was based on a thorough review of the information
currently available and the immediate nature of the potential hazards
associated with operations at those particular sites," says John Marshall,
Statutory Director of TSSA's Fuels Safety Program, "and is consistent with
TSSA's full commitment to protecting public safety in the Province of
Ontario."
    A copy of the Notice of Proposal that provides the reasons for and
particulars of the action regarding the three named sites can be accessed
through TSSA's website, www.tssa.org.

    About TSSA

    TSSA is an innovative, self-funded, non-government organization focused
on delivering public safety services. It provides not-for-profit regulatory
safety services in industry sectors such as fuels, amusement devices,
elevating devices, ski lifts, boilers and pressure vessels, operating
engineers, and upholstered and stuffed articles. The organization's vision is
to be the world leader in public safety services.





For further information:

For further information: Dave Lisle, Director, Public Relations and
Communications, TSSA Telephone: 1-877-682-8772; Email: media@tssa.org; For
more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit
www.tssa.org

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