Co-op Exercise

Under Alberta Energy Regulator's Directive 071 (Section 10) WCSS Oil Spill Cooperative members (licensees) must have a representative attend the annual training exercise in the Cooperative where that member has operations. Exemption criteria allows for the licensee to have a representative attend an exercise in another area or complete a recognized oil spill response program provided that the licensee that chooses the exemption notifies the appropriate Cooperative Area Administrator. WCSS is responsible for tracking exercise attendance, and provides a list of non-compliant licensees at year-end for AER follow-up as well as for lead regulators in Northeast British Columbia (BC Oil and Gas Commission) and VR-1 in Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Industry and Resources).

Not sure which area exercise to attend? Click here for the boundary map.


**IMPORTANT Co-op Training Cancellation Update**

March 20, 2020

  • All scheduled coop exercises for 2020 have been cancelled
  • Members can meet their 2020 training compliance requirements by taking Spill Responder 100 online at no cost (access link to the course will be available in the coming weeks)
  • If restrictions are eased later this year, WCSS may consider holding hands-on deployment exercises at its discretion and/or subject to interest from member companies


Oil Spill Co-op Exercise Schedule

Co-op Exercise Reports