Plains Midstream Canada Emergency Response Plans

Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) has a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response program in place designed to deliver a thorough and successful response.

Emergency Management Program

The safety and protection of the public, employees, contractors, the environment and our assets are top priorities for PMC's Emergency Management Program (EMP). The EMP is focused on ensuring all risks and hazards are identified, and that employees and management are capable of responding quickly and safely to an unplanned event. The four pillars of the Emergency Management Program are Prevention & Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

PMC is required by regulation to inform landowners and communities of what actions to take in case of an emergency. Through our Public Awareness and Public Consultations programs, we reach out to thousands of stakeholders each year who may be affected by our operations and associated emergency planning zones. To learn more about public awareness in your area and find key Public Safety Information, please review our Public Information Handouts.

Training and Exercises

To support PMC's Emergency Management Program and Emergency Response Plans, more than 400 employees, from field technicians to senior executives, have been given emergency response training appropriate to their positions. We routinely test our employees’ emergency preparedness through regulated full-scale and table-top exercises, which allow us to assess our preparedness in a safe and controlled setting. These regulated full-scale deployments are mandatory for each pipeline system every three years with table-top exercises executed annually.

PMC uses Incident Command System (ICS) as an organizational response framework to manage the complexity and demands of operational and non-operational emergencies. Recognized worldwide, ICS ensures clarity of roles, clear chain of command and span of control.

Emergency Response Plans 

PMC's emergency responses are guided by our Emergency Response Plans which are required by regulation and include the following components:

  • Criteria for assessing emergency situations
  • Procedures for mobilizing response personnel and applicable agencies
  • Methods for establishing communication and coordination between PMC and applicable agencies
  • Information about potential hazards identified in our operations
  • Stakeholders with potential to be affected by an incident


Select an Emergency Response Plan (ERP):

Optional: To better understand the public's interest in our Emergency Response Plans or request a follow up from PMC, you may voluntarily fill out the form below:  


As part of the Plains Midstream Canada's commitment to Emergency Response and Public Awareness, we would like to identify those parties interested in our emergency response plans in order to understand the needs of the community and improve our public awareness communication to such groups.  The company may use your personal information to call or email you to seek your input on the emergency response plan and any suggestions that you may have.  You are under no obligation to provide this information in order to access our emergency response plan, and providing such information is optional and at your discretion. Your information will not be used for any business purpose nor will it be shared with third parties.

At all times, those employees of Plains Midstream Canada who are granted access to your personal information, on a need to know basis, will handle such information strictly in accordance with the Plains Midstream Canada's Privacy Policy and all applicable laws.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information by Plains Midstream Canada please contact our Privacy Officer. If you have any questions about Plains Midstream Canada's Emergency Response Plans please contact us by filling out the form on our Emergency Management page.