ERAP

Emergency Response Assistance Canada’s Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) provides emergency response support to road, rail and stationary tank incidents (>450L).

As Canada's Emergency Response provider, we provide emergency response to Plan Participants who transport the following products by road or rail, or those who store these products in tanks with capacities of 450 litres or greater. These products are gases at standard temperatures and pressure, and include:

  • Propane (UN1978)
  • Butane (UN1011)
  • Propylene (UN1077)
  • Butylene (UN1012)
  • Isobutene (UN1969)
  • Isobutylene (UN1055)

It is recognized that these products may contain a concentration of condensate and/or minute quantities of other elements including hydrogen sulphide.

Under the Plan, response is also provided to emergencies involving Butadiene – 1,3 (stabilized) (UN1010).

In addition we respond to the following Flammable Liquids transported by rail only:

UN1170 ETHANOL
UN1202 DIESEL FUEL
UN1203 GASOLINE
UN1267 PETROLEUM CRUDE OIL
UN1268 PETROLEUM DISTILLATES N.O.S.
UN1863 FUEL AVIATION, TURBINE ENGINE
UN1987, ALCOHOLS, N.O.S.;
UN1993 FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.
UN3295 HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.
UN3475 ETHANOL AND GASOLINE MIXTURE
UN3494, PETROLEUM SOUR CRUDE OIL, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC

Activating the Plan

The plan can be activated by or on behalf of a Plan Participant. In the case of a train derailment, for example, the plan could be activated on behalf of your company by a railroad or government official.

For more information on becoming a Plan Participant and ERAP awareness please click the link below:

ERAC Plan Participant ERAP Awareness