Shippers of recreational vehicle products into Alberta, Canada, now have the option of affixing either a CSA Z240 or the RVIA NFPA 1192 standard seal, according to a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

Alberta is the first Canadian province to change its Traffic Safety Act and motor vehicle regulations to recognize both CSA Z240 and NFPA 1192.

For many years, RVIA has been lobbying its Canadian counterparts to accept RVIA’s seal standards.

“To that end, we appreciate the efforts of Eleonore Hamm, Canada RVDA’s executive vice president, and those of Dan Merkowsky, executive vice president of RVDA Alberta, for their assistance in lobbying for these changes,” RVIA stated. “It is our understanding that the provinces of British Columbia and Prince Edward Island are also close to adopting the above policy of honoring either the CSA Z240 seal or the RVIA Seal.

For more information on the policy change, go to the Queen’s Printer’s website,  www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=2009_122.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=9780779740567,  and click onto the “contact us” icon.

RVIA encourages manufacturers to note that the Alberta Regulations Traffic Safety Act, section 65, prohibits the sale of vehicles that don’t comply with the requirements of Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Act.