Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)

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

Transport Canada Dangerous Goods Regulations require all shippers of certain dangerous goods shipped in specific quantities by road, rail, marine or air to submit an ERAP for approval. As Canada's emergency preparedness and response organization, we assist Plan Participant members 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.

We also provide response to emergencies involving Butadiene – 1,3 (stabilized) (UN1010).

In addition, we respond to the following flammable liquids requiring ERAPs, 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

Transport Canada's EOS and Adding ERAC as a Delegated ERAP Writer

Transport Canada has given a deadline of January 31, 2021 to log in to the ERAP Online Services (EOS) system and resubmit your ERAP regardless of when your ERAP expires. This new system changes how ERAPs are managed, updated and renewed. 

If your ERAP expires in 2020, ERAC will contact you around 90 days prior to the expiration date to begin the renewal process. If you do not have an ERAP expiring in 2020, we recommend completing the below process as soon as possible.

For ERAC to continue to assist in managing and updating your ERAP, you must add ERAC as a delegated ERAP writer in Transport Canada’s new EOS system.

  1. How to Log in to Your Account on EOS
  2. How to Add ERAC as a Delegated ERAP Writer

 

For more information, please contact info@erac.org.

Implementing the Plan

An ERAP can be implemented by or on behalf of a Plan Participant member. In the case of a train derailment, for example, the plan could be implemented on behalf of your company by a railway or government official.

For more information on additional ERAP preparedness and response, please contact info@erac.org or 
587-349-5880 or fill out the form below. 

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