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Implementation Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations 2011
- 1.0 Purpose of the Implementation Guidelines
- 2.0 Environmental Emergency Authorities under Part 8 of CEPA 1999
- 3.0 Benefits of E2 Planning
- 4.0 E2 Regulations - Am I Regulated?
- 5.0 E2 Plans
- 6.0 Notification of Environmental Emergencies
- 7.0 Access to Submitted Notices
- 8.0 Compliance and Enforcement
- 9.0 Summary of the Risk Evaluation Framework
- Appendix 1 - Suggested References for Environmental Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response Measures and the Development of E2 Plans
- Appendix 2 - Notices of Identification of Substance and Place, of Implementation and Testing of E2 Plans, and of Closure and Decommissioning and Report on the Preparation of E2 Plans and Certification
- Appendix 3 - Schedule 1 of the Environmental Emergency Regulations
- Appendix 4 - Regional Contact Information
- Appendix 5 - Determination of Container Capacity and Substance Quantity
- Appendix 6 - Flow Chart for the Propane Exception
- Appendix 7 - Notification and Reporting of Environmental Emergencies Under Section 201 of CEPA 1999
- Appendix 8 - Checklist to Prepare an E2 Plan
- Appendix 9 - Summary of Risk Evaluation Framework Methodology for Determining Thresholds for Environmental Emergency Plans
Suggested References for Environmental Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response Measures and the Development of E2 Plans
1. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response: Guidance for Public Authorities, Industry (including Management and Labour), Communities and Other Stakeholders. Paris: OECD, 2002. Available through the OECD Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response website.
2. Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Emergency Planning for Industry: A National Standard of Canada (CAN/CSA-Z731-95). Toronto: CSA, 1995. This document can be ordered from CSA International at 1-800-463-6727 or from their website at www.csa-international.org (ID# 2004922).
3. Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Emergency Preparedness and Response: A National Standard of Canada (CAN/CSA-Z731-03). Toronto: CSA, 2003. This document can be ordered from CSA International at 1-800-463-6727 or from their website at www.csa-international.org.
4. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA 1600: Standard for Disaster/Emergency Management, 2007 Edition. Quincy, Massachusetts: NFPA, 2007. This document can be ordered from the NFPA at 1-800-344-3555 or from their website at http://catalog.nfpa.org
5. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). APELL, Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at a Local Level: A Process for Responding to Technological Accidents. Paris: UNEP, 1988. This document (ISBN 9280711830) can be ordered from UNEP’s on-line bookshop at www.EarthPrint.com.
Process Safety / Risk Management
6. American Petroleum Institute (API). Recommended Practice 750, Management of Process Hazards. Washington, D.C.: API, 1990. This document is available from API in Washington, D.C. (at 202-682-8000 or at its website at www.api.org).
7. Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC). Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment: A Mini-Guide for Municipalities and Industry. Ottawa, Ontario: MIACC, 1994.
8. Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Process Safety Management, 3rd Edition. Ottawa: CSChE, 2002 (ISBN 0-920804-96-9).
9. Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Site Self-Assessment Tool. Ottawa: CSChE, 1999.
10. Major Industrial Accidents Reduction council (MIARC). MIARC 2007. Risk Management Guid for Major Industrial Accidents Intended for muicipalities and industry, Montréal. This document is currently available in both French and English at: www.craim.ca
11. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Process Safety Management (PSM) standards. All standards are available from OSHA at www.osha.gov/SLTC/processsafetymanagement/index.html.
12. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA). This software, as well as associated documentation is available from the US EPA website at www.epa.gov/OEM/content/cameo/aloha.htm
13. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). General Guidance on Risk Management Programs for Chemical Accident Prevention (40 CFR Part 68) (EPA-555-B0-001). Washington, D.C.: U.S. EPA, 2000. This document is available from the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/rmp/rmp_guidance.htm#General
14. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). RMP*CompTM Modelling Program for Risk Management Plans. RMP*CompTM is a free computer program that can be used to complete the off-site consequence analyses for the substances that originate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program list. This software can be downloaded from http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/rmp/rmp_comp.htm
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