Sea Cans

Council approved an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that increased safety around sea cans and sea cans used for storage. Comments received during the public hearing notified staff and Council there was more engagement and education to be done around sea cans.

Sea Cans used for storage purposes are required to obtain a development permit and building permit. If the sea can is kept on a property temporarily, for less than 10 days, it is exempt from needing a development or building permit. Some of the new regulations now require sea cans used for storage to be vented, set back from other buildings and parking areas, and control the types of materials that can be stored. The full list of regulations can be read here: Land Use Bylaw 14-11 Sea Can Regulations.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House on August 30th!

If you missed it, you can download and read through the presentation here. You can also download and read an excerpt of the Alberta Building Code to learn a bit more about how storage of hazardous gases, dusts, or liquids is regulated.

We will be bringing a summary of the comments and open house to Council for information on October 5th, 2022 at 6:00 PM. More information on the format of the presentation will be updated here as it becomes available.

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