Each Emergency Response Plan (ERP) includes instruction that is consistent across all our operations and associated response plans. Immediately following the Core Emergency Response Plan content is site specific response information.
ERPs for liquid pipelines may also have detailed plans, called Control Points, that outline how, where and what equipment is necessary to respond in the event of a release. Sensitive areas, as well as information about residents, are securely contained within mapping systems maintained by Plains and used in the event of an emergency.
Our emergency response plans are published below and are in line with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) issued order MO-006-2016 which requires CER-regulated oil and gas pipeline companies to publish emergency response plans. The public’s desire to have more information about emergency management is in line with our commitment to clear communications and transparency to stakeholders.
In addition to ERPs, there are several other types of plans that could be implemented during an emergency, depending on the situation. This could include wildlife response and rehabilitation plans, waste management and remediation plans, and other plans in place to manage specific and potential impacts.
Our Emergency Response Plans can be accessed below. For protection of privacy and confidentiality, some information has been removed.