Alberta

Dangerous Goods


CANADA – ALBERTA

AGREEMENT RESPECTING ADMINISTRATION OF THE
TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT, 1992

THIS AGREEMENT made this ……. day of ……………, two thousand and seven.

BETWEEN
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA (herein referred to as “Canada”) represented by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
AND
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA (herein referred to as Alberta) represented by the Minister of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation.
 

Herein referred to as the parties

WHEREAS the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister are of the opinion that the safe transportation of dangerous goods is a matter of continuing public concern;

AND WHEREAS the Parliament of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta have enacted legislation for the transportation of dangerous goods;

AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister acknowledge that it is essential that regulations promulgated under such legislation be kept in a uniform way to minimize economic impact on industry and ensure the orderly and safe movement of dangerous goods through the transportation system.

AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister consider it imperative that such legislation be applied in an equal and uniform way in like situations and circumstances by each order of government acting in unison with the other in a way that will most effectively use their respective resources;

AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister wish to enter into an Agreement on certain aspects of the administration of their respective programs for the handling, offering for transport, transporting and importing of dangerous goods;

AND WHEREAS the Federal Minister, with the approval of the Governor-General in Council is authorized to enter into this agreement under Subparagraph 4(1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (Canada), and the Provincial Minister is authorized, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to enter into this agreement under Section 4 of the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act (Alberta);

NOW THEREFORE the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister recognize that these objectives can best be achieved through the combined and concerted efforts of resources available to their respective governments with such efforts being coordinated and administered in a cooperative and complementary way, and do hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE ONE – INTERPRETATION

1.(a) In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

(i) "Alberta" means the Government of the Province of Alberta;

(ii) "Canada" means the Government of Canada;

(iii) "CANUTEC" means the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre established and maintained by Canada to provide compliance information about the transportation of dangerous goods legislation to industry, the law enforcement and emergency response communities, and to help provide appropriate expertise when a dangerous event occurs;

(iv) "Chief, Response Operations"means the Chief, Response Operations, Compliance and Response Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada

(v) "Coordination and Information Centre" means the centre established and maintained by Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation to provide compliance information a bout the transportation of dangerous goods legislation to industry, the law enforcement and emergency response communities, and to help provide appropriate expertise when a dangerous event occurs;

(vi) "Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety" means the Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Branch of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation;

(vii) "Direction" means a direction issued under Section 9, 17 or 19 of the Federal Act

(viii) "Director, Compliance and Response" means the Director, Compliance and Response Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada

(ix)"Emergency Management Alberta" means the Emergency Management Branch of Alberta Municipal Affairs;

(x) "Emergency Permit" means a permit issued under emergency circumstances either orally or in writing in accordance with Section 31 of the Federal Act or Section 5 of the Provincial Act;

(xi) "Emergency Response Assistance Plan" means a plan according to Section 7 of the Federal Act;

(xii) "Estoppel" means an agreement made by a Federal or Provincial Inspector, under specific circumstances, to not pursue administrative or judicial enforcement action against a person conducting an activity that is in non-compliance;

(xiii) "Examination" means a separate and specific investigation of a dangerous goods, a means of containment or a means of transport involved in an accidental or imminent accidental release conducted by a federal or provincial agency that extends beyond normal incident investigation practices or needs;

(xiv) "Federal Act" means the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, as amended from time to time during the term of this Agreement;

(xv) "Federal Coordinator" means the Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, for Canada, or his/her designate identified in writing;

(xvi) "Federal Inspector means an inspector of Canada that is designated under the Federal Act for all purposes, all classes of dangerous goods, all means of containment, all means of transport, and all buildings and places;

(xvii) "Federal Regulations" means those regulations made under the Federal Act;

(xviii) "Federal Remedial Measures Specialist" means an employee of Transport Canada who is a Federal Inspector and has been named to assess/monitor/enforce the federal Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) Program;

(xix) "Highway" means a highway as defined in the Provincial Act;

(xx) "Information System" means the management information system on the transportation of dangerous goods established by the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(xxi) "Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police " means any member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who is stationed in the Province of Alberta and who is performing duties relating primarily to a provincial or municipal function;

(xxii) "Notice of Detention" means a notice of detention issued under Section 17 of the Federal Act;

(xxiii) "Permit for an Equivalent Level of Safety" means a permit issued under Section 31 of the Federal Act or Section 5 of the Provincial Act;

(xxiv) "Protective Direction" means a direction issued under Section 32 of the Federal Act;

(xxv) "Provincial Act" means the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act, Chapter D-4 Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, as amended from time to time during the term of this Agreement;

(xxvi) "Provincial Coordinator" means the Executive Director, Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Branch of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation, or his/her designate identified in writing;

(xxvii) "Provincial Inspector"means an inspector of Alberta that is designated under the Provincial Act and who has also been designated under the Federal Act for all purposes, all classes of dangerous goods, all means of containment and all buildings and places directly associated with the transport of dangerous goods on a highway in Alberta and for all classes of dangerous goods being transported by rail for the purpose of intervention at the site of federal rail accident in Alberta;

(xxviii) "Provincial Regulations" means those Regulations made under the Provincial Act, including those Federal Regulations adopted by reference under the Provincial Act;

(xxix) "Provincial Remedial Measures Specialist" means an employee of Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety who is an inspector designated under the Federal Act for all purposes, all classes of dangerous goods, and all buildings and places directly associated with the transport of dangerous goods on a highway in Alberta and for all classes of dangerous goods being transported by rail for the purpose of intervention at the site of rail accident and who has been named by Alberta to assist in the assessment/monitoring/enforcement of the federal ERAP Program;

(xxx) "Disaster Services Act" means the Disaster Services Act, Chapter D-13, Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, as amended from time to time during the term of this Agreement;

(xxxi) "Railway (Alberta) Act" means the Railway (Alberta) Act, Chapter R-4 Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000;

(xxxii) "Stop Order" means a direction issued under Section 12 of the Provincial Act;

(xxxiii) "Transport Canada" means the federal Department of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; and

(xxxiv) "Vehicle" means a vehicle as defined in the Traffic Safety Act, Chapter T-6 Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000, as amended from time to time during the term of this Agreement.

(b)Other terms used in this Agreement that are not defined in paragraph (a), but are defined in either the Federal Act or Regulations shall have the same meaning as those found in the Act or Regulations.

ARTICLE TWO – LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES AND NATIONAL UNIFORMITY

2. The Federal Coordinator shall notify the Provincial Coordinator prior to making recommendations on amendments to the Federal Act or the Federal Regulations and the Provincial Coordinator shall notify the Federal Coordinator prior to making recommendations respecting amendments to the Provincial Act or the Provincial Regulations and they shall make every effort to ensure uniformity and consistency, where appropriate, of their respective recommendations.

ARTICLE THREE – INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT

3. (a)Inspection, audits and enforcement activity under the Provincial Act in the Province of Alberta for the handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing of dangerous goods by road vehicle which is to be operated, is operating, or has been operated on a highway, or on a provincially regulated rail system, shall be undertaken by Alberta.

(b)Inspection and enforcement activity under the Federal Act for all purposes, for all classes of dangerous goods, and all buildings and places associated with the transport of dangerous goods on a highway in Alberta shall normally be undertaken by Alberta on behalf of Canada.

(c)Assistance in the assessment and monitoring of ERAPs under the Federal Act in the Province of Alberta for dangerous goods that are solely offered for transport in or imported into the Province of Alberta, shall normally be undertaken by Alberta on behalf of Canada.

(d)Investigation and enforcement under the Federal Act in the Province of Alberta for ERAPs that apply solely to the offering for transport or importing of dangerous goods that remain in the Province of Alberta shall normally be undertaken by Alberta on behalf of Canada.

(e)Should Canada wish to perform any activity described in paragraph (b), such activity shall normally be coordinated by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

(f)Where those activities described in paragraph (a), (b) or (d) identify the likelihood of an offence in the handling, offering for transport, transport or import of dangerous goods, which offence is believed to have occurred outside the Province of Alberta, Alberta shall refer the matter to Canada for investigation and potential enforcement activity by Canada or those authorities in whose jurisdiction such offence is likely to have occurred, and Canada shall apprise Alberta of the results of such investigations and enforcement activities.

(g)Where inspection activities which occur outside the Province of Alberta reveal an offence in the handling, offering for transport, transport or import of dangerous goods by a road vehicle, which offence is believed to have occurred inside the Province of Alberta, Canada shall refer, or assist in sending, such information to Alberta for investigation and potential enforcement activity by Alberta, and Alberta shall apprise Canada of the results of such investigations and enforcement activities.

(h)Inspection and enforcement activity in the Province of Alberta for the handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing of dangerous goods by federally regulated rail carrier, aircraft or ship, shall be undertaken by Canada.

(i)Should Canada so request, Alberta may assist Canada with those activities described in paragraph (h).

(j)Any costs associated with the inspections and enforcement activities specified in paragraphs (b), (d) or (h) may be apportioned to Canada or Alberta in accordance with terms and conditions agreed by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

ARTICLE FOUR – TRAINING OF INSPECTORS

4. (a) Canada shall ensure the availability of a training program designed to qualify persons as inspectors under the Federal Act and shall provide such training to any person who is recommended for such training by the Provincial Coordinator as agreed by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

(b)Alberta shall ensure the availability of a training program designed to qualify persons as inspectors under the Provincial Act and shall provide such training to any person who is recommended for such training by the Federal Coordinator as agreed by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

(c)Any costs associated with the delivery of the training specified in paragraphs (a) or (b) may be apportioned to Canada or Alberta in accordance with terms and conditions agreed by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

ARTICLE FIVE – DESIGNATION OF INSPECTORS

5. (a) The Federal Minister shall consider a provincial or municipal employee for designation as an inspector under the Federal Act only if that employee is recommended for designation by the Provincial Coordinator.

(b)The Provincial Minister shall consider a federal employee for designation as an inspector under the Provincial Act only if that employee is recommended for designation by the Federal Coordinator.

ARTICLE SIX – PERSONS NAMED TO RECOMMEND ERAP APPROVAL AND FOR ACCIDENT INTERVENTIONS

6. (a)The Provincial Coordinator may name a person to assist in the assessment and monitoring of ERAPs in order to recommend their approval to the Chief, Response Operations.

(b)The person named under 6 (a) shall be the Provincial Remedial Measures Specialist (PRMS).

(c)The PRMS will be responsible for investigation and enforcement of ERAPs that apply to areas of the Province of Alberta and will assist Canada in the investigation of national ERAPs that have operational components within the province of Alberta.

(d) A Provincial Inspector or the PRMS will make the best efforts possible to attend road accidents, rail accidents involving a provincially regulated rail carrier, and, when requested, rail accidents involving a federally regulated rail carrier, within the Province of Alberta where an ERAP has been or may be activated and may be assisted by the Federal Remedial Measures Specialist (FRMS) if requested by Canada or Alberta.

(e)The PRMS will not initiate an intervention under Section 19 of the Federal Act, or act to grant protection under section 20 of the Federal Act without receiving approval from the Chief, Response Operations, the Director, Compliance and Response or the Federal Coordinator.

(f)A Federal Inspector will make the best efforts possible to attend accidents involving a federally regulated rail carrier, aircraft or ship within the Province of Alberta where an ERAP has been or may be activated and may be assisted by a Provincial Inspector if requested by Canada.

ARTICLE SEVEN – EXCHANGE OF REGULATORY SUBMISSIONS AND INFORMATION

7. The Federal and Provincial Coordinator agree to exchange information, where practicable, contained in registrations, plans, reports and all other submissions related the administration of the federal and provincial TDG program.

ARTICLE EIGHT – ISSUANCE OF PERMITS

8.(a)Where practicable, the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator will notify each other prior to the issuance of any Permits for an Equivalent Level of Safety (PELS) which may have application to activities in the Province of Alberta under either the Federal Act or the Provincial Act and they will endeavour to ensure that all such permits are issued in a consistent and complementary way under the respective Acts.

(b)Where practicable, the Federal Coordinator shall provide copies of all those permits specified in paragraph (a) which are issued under the Federal Act to the Provincial Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall provide copies of all those permits specified in paragraph (a) which are issued under the Provincial Act to the Federal Coordinator.

ARTICLE NINE – ISSUANCE OF PROTECTIVE DIRECTIONS/STOP ORDERS/ESTOPPELS/EMERGENCY PERMITS

9. (a) Where practicable, the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator or designate will notify each other prior to the issuance of any Stop Order under Section 12 of the Provincial Act, Notice of Detention under Section 17 of the Federal Act, Direction under Section 17 and 19 of the Federal Act, Emergency Permit under Section 31 of the Federal Act, Protective Direction under Section 32 of the Federal Act, or any other form of intervention or agreement which may have application to activities in the Province of Alberta and will endeavour to ensure that all such instruments are issued in a consistent and complementary way under the respective Acts.

(b)The Federal Coordinator shall provide copies of all federal Protective Directions and Emergency Permits that apply in Alberta to the Provincial Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall provide copies of all Stop Orders and provincial Emergency Permits to the Federal Coordinator.

ARTICLE TEN – IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION OF AN ACCIDENTAL RELEASE OR IMMINENT ACCIDENTAL RELEASE

10. (a) The Federal Coordinator shall not amend Item 1 of the Table referred to in Subsection 8.1(5) of the Federal Regulations unless requested to do so by the Provincial Coordinator.

(b)Where an accidental release or imminent accidental release in the Province of Alberta is reported or becomes known to Transport Canada or CANUTEC, Canada shall notify the Coordination and Information Centre at the first opportunity and provide all necessary information regarding the incident.

(c)Where an accidental release or imminent accidental release in the Province of Alberta is reported or becomes known to the Coordination and Information Centre, Alberta shall notify CANUTEC at the first opportunity and provide all necessary information regarding the incident.

ARTICLE ELEVEN – RESPONSE TO ACCIDENTAL RELEASE OR IMMINENT ACCIDENTAL RELEASE

11.Coordination of the response to all accidental releases or imminent accidental releases in the Province of Alberta shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule “B” to this Agreement.

ARTICLE TWELVE – INQUIRIES AND EXAMINATIONS

12.(a)The Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall endeavour to ensure that, where practicable, any public inquiry directed under section 21 of the Federal Act or Section 16 of the Provincial Act is conducted in a way which involves the coordination of available resources of both Canada and Alberta with a view to maximizing effectiveness and minimizing associated costs.

(b)Where either the Federal Coordinator or the Provincial Coordinator considers that an examination of a means of transport or a means of containment may prove beneficial in the investigation of an accidental release or imminent accidental release, the Coordinators shall consult with each other prior to starting any such examination and any such consultation shall include consideration of the coordination of available resources and, where appropriate, sharing costs with a view to maximizing effectiveness and minimizing associated costs.

(c)Nothing in paragraph (a) or (b) is intended to preclude involvement of additional federal or provincial departments or agencies in such public inquiries or examinations, as may be appropriate, and such involvement should be coordinated between the Federal and Provincial Coordinators.

ARTICLE THIRTEEN – DANGEROUS GOODS RESEARCH PROGRAMS

13.(a)The Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator will exchange any information which results from research programs conducted by Transport Canada or Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety and, where practicable, such programs shall be coordinated with a view to sharing costs or research personnel and otherwise avoiding duplication of effort.

(b)Any monetary benefit resulting from research programs shall be apportioned to Canada and Alberta on the basis of their respective input to such programs.

ARTICLE FOURTEEN – AWARENESS PROGRAMS

14.Where either the Federal Coordinator or the Provincial Coordinator identifies a need for awareness material to ensure a high level of industry or public awareness about the delivery of the federal program or provincial program, each shall consult with the other and such consultation shall include consideration relative to the coordination of available resources and, where appropriate, joint participation in the development, publication and distribution of such materials with a view to maximizing effectiveness and minimizing associated costs.

ARTICLE FIFTEEN – MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

15. (a)The Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall cooperate in the formation of the Information System by contributing such relevant data as may be routinely collected by Canada and Alberta respectively, to the extent jointly agreed to from time to time.

(b)The Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall share relevant data as may be requested by each other from time to time.

ARTICLE SIXTEEN – ACCESS TO INFORMATION

16. (a) Canada agrees to restrict dissemination of all information provided by Alberta to the following persons, and then only to the extent that the information is required in the performance of their duties to administer and enforce the Federal Act.

(i)Inspectors designated by the Federal Minister or the Provincial Minister;

(ii)Employees of the Government of Canada;

(iii)Jurisdictions participating in the national program;

(iv)Such other persons or agencies as are expressly authorized in writing by the Provincial Coordinator to receive such information;

(b)Alberta agrees to restrict dissemination of all information provided by Canada to the following persons, and then only to the extent that the information is required in the performance of their duties to administer and enforce the Provincial Act;

(i)Inspectors designated by the Federal or the Provincial Minister;

(ii)Employees of the Government of Alberta;

(iii)Jurisdictions participating in the national program;

(iv)Such other persons or agencies as are expressly authorized in writing by the Federal Coordinator to receive such information.

ARTICLE SEVENTEEN – COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES

17. (a)The Federal Coordinator and Provincial Coordinator, or their respective designates, shall meet periodically for the purpose of reviewing policies and procedures on the federal and provincial programs.

(b)The day-to-day coordination and administration of the activities of Canada and Alberta for their respective programs, shall be undertaken, coordinated and administered by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator as is appropriate to their respective functions.

(c)The Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator are authorized to represent their respective governments and to participate in the activities of a Federal/Provincial/Territorial TDG Task Force for the coordination and administration of a national transportation of dangerous goods program including all aspects regulated by the Federal Act and Regulations and the Provincial Act and Regulations.

(d)Any costs associated with the Program specified in paragraph (c) may be apportioned to either Canada or Alberta in accordance with terms and conditions agreed upon by the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

ARTICLE EIGHTEEN – SUMMARY/AREAS OF FUNCTIONAL DUTY

18.Schedule “A” to this Agreement is intended to reflect a general summary of the functional duties of Canada and Alberta for the administration of the statutory components of the transportation of dangerous goods program in Alberta.

ARTICLE NINETEEN – UNINTENDED LIMITATION OF POWERS

19. (a) This Agreement is not intended to unlawfully impede the Crown in this right of Canada or Alberta by:

(i)limiting any Minister of the Crown in the exercise of a power that has been lawfully granted to that Minister by law or regulation;

(ii)limiting the Governor in Council or the Lieutenant-Governor in Council in the exercise of a power that has been lawfully granted to the Governor in council or the Lieutenant-Governor in council; and

(iii)limiting the Parliament of Canada or the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta in the exercise of any constitutional power.


(b)To the extent that any provision of this Agreement unlawfully impedes the exercise of power of any Minister, the executive of Canada or Alberta, the Parliament of Canada or the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, such provision shall be severed from this Agreement and shall not operate, but to the extent the provision may lawfully apply, such provision and all other provisions of this Agreement shall be of full force and effect.

ARTICLE TWENTY – AMENDMENT PROCESS

20. (a) Except as noted in (b), this Agreement can only be amended jointly by the Federal Minister, the Provincial Minister and the Alberta Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.

(b)The Schedules only of this Agreement may be amended from time to time on the written agreement of the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator.

(c)Amendments so made shall form part of this Agreement.

ARTICLE TWENTY-ONE – COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION

21. (a) This Agreement shall take effect on the date last signed.

(b)This Agreement may be terminated by either party with two years' written notice to the other party of its intention to do so.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties to this Agreement have set their signatures as of the dates indicated.





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Honourable Lawrence Cannon
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Government of Canada
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Date
 
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Honourable Luke Ouellette
Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation
Government of the Province of Alberta
Approved under the Alberta Government Organization Act
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Date
 
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Honourable Guy Boutilier
Minister of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations
Government of the Province of Alberta
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Date
 

SCHEDULE “A”

AREAS OF FUNCTIONAL DUTY

ITEM AREA OF ACTIVITY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT HAVING PRIMARY FUNCTIONAL ROLE

( ) INDICATES SUPPORT ROLE
1. Promulgation and subsequent amendment of federal TDG Act and Regulations. Canada (Alberta)
2. Promulgation and subsequent amendment of the provincial Act and Regulations. Alberta (Canada)
3. Inspection and enforcement activity for the handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing of dangerous goods by road vehicle and provincially regulated rail systems. Alberta (Canada)
4. Inspection and enforcement activities for the federally regulated rail, air and marine modes. Canada (Alberta)
5. Issuance of Permits and Directions having effect in Alberta under the Federal Act. Canada (Alberta)
6. Issuance of Permits and Stop Orders under the Provincial Act. Alberta (Canada)
7. Response to incidents involving provincially regulated railways. Alberta (Canada)
8. Response to incidents involving federally regulated railways. Canada (Alberta)
9. Initial receipt of immediate notifications in relation to accidental release or imminent accidental release. a) For all modes - Alberta (with notification to Canada)

b) For rail, ships and aircrafts - Canada (with notification to Alberta)
10. Audit of Transport Canada registered highway tank retest facilities. Alberta (with the information forwarded to Canada)
11. Estoppel for inter-provincial road movements and federal modes of transport. Canada (with notification to Alberta)
12. Estoppel for intra-provincial road movements and provincially regulated rail movements. Alberta (at the request of Canada)

SCHEDULE “B”

RESPONSE TO ACCIDENTAL RELEASE OR
IMMINENT ACCIDENTAL RELEASE

1. For the purpose of this schedule:
“Local authority” has the same meaning as that contained in the Disaster Services Act;

“Municipality” has the same meaning as that contained in the Disaster Services Act;

“Person in Charge” means, in respect of a dangerous occurrence, the person designated by the local authority of any municipality in the Province of Alberta, under their municipal emergency operation plan or by the Province of Alberta under the provincial emergency plan or provincial emergency support plan.

2. In the event of an accidental release or imminent accidental release, as defined in the Federal Act, in Alberta, Transport Canada and Alberta agree that:

(a)The Person in Charge shall coordinate on-site response activities unless expressly provided for or agreed otherwise;

(b)The Person in Charge or the Coordination and Information Centre may request CANUTEC to arrange for the assistance of industry advisors or the attendance of an appropriate specialist inspector;

(c)Where a federal or provincial inspector is present at an accidental release or imminent accidental release, he or she shall identify himself or herself to the Person in Charge and provide all reasonable assistance requested by the Person in Charge including the reasonable exercise of the inspector's powers under the Federal Act or the Provincial Act, as appropriate; and

3. Transport Canada and Alberta also agree that the Federal Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator shall endeavour that any potential Person in Charge and all Transport Canada and Alberta inspectors are made aware of the terms of this Schedule.

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