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The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) announces the release of the new edition of Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements for the Petroleum Industry. The directive is effective immediately.
The directive includes significant changes to requirements, including many resulting from stakeholder feedback, and replaces the 2005 edition of Directive 071. Key changes are listed in Table 1 of the directive. Comments received during the consultation period are available on the ERCB website www.ercb.ca at http://www.ercb.ca/docs/documents/directives/directive071_comments.xls.
The use of the ERCBH2S computer software to calculate the emergency planning zone (EPZ) for sour operations is now mandatory and will be phased in according to the implementation scheme detailed in Attachment A. Supporting documentation for the software ERCBH2S, including a User Guide, is also available on the ERCB Web site.
The ERCB will be hosting Directive 071 information sessions in May. See Attachment B for details on dates, locations, and registration.
Answers to commonly asked questions regarding Directive 071 in an FAQ document are posted on the ERCB website. Stakeholders are encouraged to send additional questions by e-mail to email@example.com.
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