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Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Release Date: February 08, 2023

Effective Date: February 08, 2023
Replaces the previous edition released on February 2, 2017.
Released with Bulletin 2023-03.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive sets out the planning requirements and contents for emergency response plans (ERP) applicable to resource developments, including geothermal developments. The directive specifies the conditions where a duty holder must obtain AER approval for its ERP or when a corporate ERP is acceptable. The directive also identifies the actions a duty holder must take to prepare for and respond to an incident

See also Manual 026: Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide for additional information. 

If more information is required after reviewing the directive and associated frequently asked questions, contact the AER's Customer Contact Centre.

Directive 071 FAQs [PDF] (January 2011)

ERCBH2S FAQs  [PDF] (January 2011)