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Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements (PSL®)

November 25, 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:00
09:00 am - 16:00 pm
Location: On-Line Course


This seminar is intended for surface land agents and other industry personnel.  The instructor(s) will focus on Emergency Response Preparedness, Key Regulatory Requirements and Stakeholder Consultation Expectations for the Petroleum Industry in Alberta as outlined in the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 71.


The course material will inform participants of Emergency Response Plan (ERP) requirements associated with sour gas and oil development in Alberta.  The one day training session will thoroughly review Directive 71 and provide clarity regarding the interaction between Directive 56 and Directive 71 during the lifecycle of a drilling, pipeline or facility project.

The course material will focus on emergency response terminology, public consultation/notification requirements, hazard assessments and cite several industry emergency examples.

The training will also give the participants a good understanding of the emergency preparedness expectations outlined in the Directive 71.  The guideline(s) state that a licensee must undertake training sessions on a regular basis for fulfilling functions defined in its ERP in accordance with CAN/CSA Z-731 and the provincial energy authority (AER) to ensure that responsible personnel retain competency in emergency response procedures.

The instructor will also facilitate a mock scenario so that participants have a better understanding of response protocols, safety considerations, communication requirements and government agency support.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  1. The ERP Regulatory Framework
  2. Why is there a need for Emergency Response Plans?
  3. How does Directive 56 fit in with Directive 71?
  4. Hazard Assessments (or H2S release Rate Determination)
  5. Planning Zones
  6. When do you need a site specific Emergency Response Plan?
  7. Public Involvement and Stakeholder Information Collection
  8. Project Life Cycles
  9. What is in an Emergency Response Plan?
  10. Mock Scenario

Instructor(s) will be provided by Black Gold Emergency Planners.