Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) must demonstrate to Transport Canada that it is prepared to respond to a spill under various circumstances.  For response organizations including WCMRC, this certification is required every three years under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

 

In order to meet Transport Canada requirements, WCMRC holds a number of both equipment deployment and tabletop exercises as well as oil spill response training courses within each certification period.

 

Exercises

EVERY YEAR

Notification exercises (quarterly):

    • 150 tonne equipment deployment
    • 1,000 tonne tabletop scenario
EVERY TWO YEARS
2,500 tonne equipment deployment
EVERY THREE YEARS
10,000 tonne tabletop scenario

 

Other Certification Requirements

certificationAnnually WCMRC provides Transport Canada with:

    • An executive summary of the Oil Spill Response Plan
    • A description of the relationship to other spill response plans/management systems
    • Complete details of the response organization
    • Geographic Area of Response
    • Emergency call-out procedure
    • Personnel available to respond
    • Equipment available to respond
    • Health, Safety and Loss Control Program
    • Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
    • Response countermeasures
    • Wildlife protection and rehabilitation

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