Comments Invited on Land Based Spill Plan

The Ministry of Environment has released its second intentions paper to address Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response. Key issues in the paper include an industry funded, provincially regulated response organization, geographic response plans, and expanded roles for local governments and First Nations in planning and response.

The second intentions paper follows the release of the first intentions paper in November 2012 and a year of consultations with industry, First Nations, local government and environmental non-governmental organization representatives. Other key issues in the paper include an enhanced provincial Environmental Emergency Program, communications plans for notifying communities of a spill, and environmental damage assessments and post-incident reviews.

The intentions paper is available for review online. Comments can be submitted by email, letter, or by completing the applicable response form. The consultation period will be open until June 26th, 2014.

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