At Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (TNPI), we operate in a safe, environmentally responsible manner to protect the public, the environment and the pipeline. As a regulated pipeline, we maintain a comprehensive Emergency Management Program (EMP) so that we are prepared to respond to and recover from an emergency situation.
Our EMP is part of our Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS) — the framework which governs how we operate as a company — and complies with the National Energy Board (NEB) Onshore Pipeline Regulations and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Pipeline Rules.
The foundation of our EMP is Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, a process which allows us to identify and assess hazards and risks associated with emergency scenarios, define the scope and frequency of drills and exercises and prioritize our actions.
The EMP emphasizes five areas: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Our EMP activities and protocols include:
- An Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
- Training and exercises involving employees, contractors, emergency responders, government agencies and regulators
- Stakeholder and community relations activities to share our plan and pipeline safety information
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