The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is a statutory body responsible for regulating the energy sector and derives its mandate from the Energy Regulation Act No.12 of 2019 read in conjunction with the Electricity Act No. 11 of 2019.
The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) is the statutory national standards body established under an Act of Parliament, the Standards Act No. 4 of 2017 for the preparation and promulgation of Zambian Standards.
Section 4(h) of the Energy Regulation Act provides that the ERB in collaboration with the ZABS design standards with regard to quality, safety and reliability of the supply of energy. In this regard, the ERB in consultation with ZABS and other stakeholders have revised the following standards for the handling, Storage, Distribution and Maintenance of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in domestic, commercial and industrial installation – Code of Practice:
Part 1 – Liquefied petroleum gas installations involving gas storage containers of individual water capacity not exceeding 500 Litres and a combined water capacity not exceeding 3000 Litres per installation;
Part 2 – Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) installations involving storage vessels of individual water capacity exceeding 500 Litres;
Part 3 – Storage and Filling sites for refillable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers of capacity not exceeding 19 kg and the storage of individual gas containers not exceeding 48 kg; and
Part 4 – Transportation of LPG in Bulk by Road – Code of Practice
Further, the following standards for the handling, Storage, Distribution and Maintenance of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in domestic, commercial and industrial installation – Code of Practice were developed:
Part 5 – Mobile filling stations for refillable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers of capacity not exceeding 9 kg; and
Part 6 – Installation of LPG systems in mobile units, including but not limited to caravans, motor homes, park homes and mobile kitchens.
This notice serves to invite the public, interested and affected parties to submit comments on the above Draft Zambian Standards. Copies of the draft standards can be obtained from the ERB and/or ZABS offices at the addresses indicated below. Further, draft electronic copies may also be downloaded from HERE.
Comments on the draft standards should be submitted using the COMMENTS FORM to the Acting Director General, ERB or the Director General ZABS no later than Friday, 11th November, 2022.
For clarifications or details, please contact the Energy Regulation Board at:
|Head Office |
Plot No. 9330 Dan Pule Road, Mass Media,
P. O. Box 37631
Tel: +260 211 258853, Fax: +260 211 258852
Toll Free Line: 8484
Plot 332 Independence Avenue
P. O. Box 22281
Tel: +260 212 220944
|Southern Region Office, |
P. O. Box 60292
Tel: +260 213 321562-3
|Northern Region Office|
Plot No. 76 Mayadi,
P. O. Box 480052
Tel: +260 214 565170
Or contact the Zambia Bureau of Standards at:
Head Office, Lechwe House; Freedom Way – South End,
P. O. Box 50259, Lusaka