Co-op Exercise

Under Alberta Energy Regulator's Directive 071 (Section 10) and Saskatchewan's Directive S-01 (Section 2.3), 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 licensee representation 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 Energy and Resources).

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

 June 25, 2020

After developing and reviewing ideal parameters to offer any open registration, contract or coop exercise training in an indoor or outdoor setting, the WCSS Operations Team has come to the decision that no further training will take place in 2020. 

WCSS is offering free access to the online Spill Responder 100 for the remainder of 2020!

All member and non-member companies, spill response contractors, Indigenous communities, students, regulatory representatives and interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to become certified or refresh your knowledge in approved baseline spill response training for the oil and gas industry in Western Canada. 

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Oil Spill Co-op Exercise Schedule

Co-op Exercise Reports