When an inspector says, â€œcan I see your ERP?â€ What do you think of? For some in Canada, they may have thought Emergency Response Assistance Plan, for others, the Emergency Response Plan. The confusion surrounding the different ERPâ€™s created a need for a new abbreviation; and If we know one thing about governing bodies, they love a good acronym. The obvious choice was ERAP which now represents the Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP). Transport Canadas Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) shipping document no longer uses â€œERPâ€ to avoid confusion between the operating siteâ€™s Emergency Response Plan (ERP). ERAP will now be substituted in its place.
The transition period is over and the amendment is now in effect and enforced which started on March 1, 2020. If youâ€™re just hearing about the changes to Part 7 [Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP)] you can read about the summary of changes at Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 15, Number 9, which was published on May 1, 2019. Another notable change was the addition and definition of â€œResidueâ€ to Section 1.4.
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