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The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting (November 2006) contains the requirements for fugitive emissions management in Section 8.7. These requirements resulted from the work of a Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) multistakeholder team in 2004.
The ERCB will be ensuring compliance with the requirements in Section 8.7 of Directive 060 effective January 1, 2010. These requirements will be interpreted as follows:
Section 8.7: Fugitive Emissions Management reads:
1) Operators must develop and implement a program to detect and repair leaks.
Noncompliance with this requirement is assessed as High Risk: Failure of the operator to develop and implement a fugitive emissions program to detect and repair leaks.
To be considered a “program,” the following must be met:
Section 8.7 item (1) further states:
a) These programs must meet or exceed the CAPP Best Management Practice for Fugitive Emissions Management.
Noncompliance with 1(a) is assessed as Low Risk: Failure of the fugitive emissions program to meet the CAPP Best Management Practice for Fugitive Emissions Management:
Directive 060 is available from ERCB Information Services, 640 – 5 Avenue SW, main floor; telephone: 403-297-8311; fax: 403-297-7040; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The directive is also available on the ERCB Web site www.ercb.ca.
CAPP’s Best Management Practice for Fugitive Emissions Management is available at www.capp.ca under Library & Statistics : Publications : Policy and Regulatory.
If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, you may contact Al Duben at 403-588-2272 or Jim Spangelo at 403-297-3566 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Dwayne Waisman, B.E.S., C.E.T.
Field Surveillance and Operations Branch