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:

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (UN 1075)
  • Propane (UN 1978)
  • Butane (UN 1011)
  • Propylene (UN 1077)
  • Butylene (UN 1012)
  • Isobutene (UN 1969)
  • Isobutylene (UN 1055)

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) (UN 1010).

In addition, we respond to the following flammable liquids requiring ERAPs, transported by rail only:

UN 1170 ETHANOL
UN 1202 DIESEL FUEL
UN 1203 GASOLINE
UN 1267 PETROLEUM CRUDE OIL
UN 1268 PETROLEUM DISTILLATES N.O.S.
UN 1863 FUEL AVIATION, TURBINE ENGINE
UN 1987, ALCOHOLS, N.O.S.;
UN 1993 FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.
UN 3295 HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.
UN 3475 ETHANOL AND GASOLINE MIXTURE
UN 3494, PETROLEUM SOUR CRUDE OIL, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC

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

Transport Canada's ERAP Online Services (EOS) system is how ERAPs are managed, updated and renewed. For ERAC to assist in managing and updating your ERAP, you must add ERAC as a delegated ERAP writer in EOS.

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

 

For more information, please use the contact form below.

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 Patrick Knight, Safety & Quality Manager, at 403-543-6501 or fill out the form below. 

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