The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has prepared a draft update of Directive 071:Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry.  Stakeholder feedback on this draft is requested. The key changes, directive and feedback form are available on the ERCB website here.

Some of the main key highlights that are proposed for change include:

  1. Expanding the directive to all ERCB regulated operations
  2. Enhanced emergency management programs
  3. Increased accountability for emergency management programs
  4. Emphasis on working with municipalities and aboriginal authorities in emergency response planning
  5. Better public safety and awareness efforts

The AAMDC is happy to see that the proposed changes are in line with resolution 4-11F, which called for increased emergency access for employers in remote locations. This directive would not impact all types of commercial and industrial employers, but is a step in the right direction in pushing for greater emergency response planning for oil and gas and mining industries.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Stephanie Williston
Policy Analyst

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy & Communications


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