30. (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must prepare an emergency plan taking into consideration the following factors:
(a) the properties and characteristics of each petroleum product or allied petroleum product stored in each tank of the system and the maximum expected quantity of the petroleum product or allied petroleum product to be stored in the system at any time during any calendar year; and
(b) the characteristics of the place where the system is located and of the surrounding area that may increase the risk of harm to the environment or of danger to human life or health.
(2) The emergency plan must include
(a) a description of the factors considered under subsection (1);
(b) a description of the measures to be used to prevent, warn of, prepare for, respond to and recover from any emergency that may cause harm to the environment or danger to human life or health;
(c) a list of the individuals who are required to carry out the plan and a description of their roles and responsibilities;
(d) identification of the training required for each of the individuals listed under paragraph (c);
(e) a list of the emergency response equipment included as part of the plan, and the equipment’s location; and
(f) the measures to be taken to notify members of the public who may be adversely affected by the harm or danger referred to in paragraph (b).
(3) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must ensure that the emergency plan is ready to be implemented
(a) in the case of a storage tank system that is installed before the coming into force of these Regulations, no later than two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force; and
(b) in any other case, before the day on which the first transfer of petroleum products or allied petroleum products into any tank of the storage tank system occurs.
- SOR/2012-99, s. 25(E).
31. (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must keep the emergency plan up-to-date and keep a copy of it readily available for the individuals who are required to carry it out, as well as a copy at the place where the storage tank system is located if that place is a place of work.
(2) The owner or operator must notify the Minister of the civic address of each location where the emergency plan is kept.
32. (1) If the owner or operator of a storage tank system has prepared an emergency plan with respect to the system on a voluntary basis or for another government or under an Act of Parliament and the plan meets the requirements of subsections 30(1) and (2), they may use that plan for the purposes of meeting those requirements.
(2) If the plan does not meet all of the requirements of subsections 30(1) and (2), the owner or operator may use the plan if they amend it so that it meets all of those requirements.
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