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Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Emergency (E2) Plans


The Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019, enforced under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, play a crucial role in safeguarding Canadians and the environment. Facilities must meet certain criteria and fulfill obligations, including preparing and reviewing Environmental Emergency (E2) Plans.

Public awareness of potential risks during environmental emergencies is crucial. Facilities are mandated to inform the public about risks, impacts, and mitigation actions, ensuring transparency and safety.

BASES and its members in Sarnia-Lambton are dedicated to complying with the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019, including E2 Plans. Regulatory adherence is approached not only as a legal requirement but also as a moral responsibility to protect the community and the environment. BASES members actively engage with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), staying informed about regulatory changes and sharing best practices. They prioritize preventive measures, communication strategies, and invest in training, drills, and technology to enhance readiness for emergencies.

Public Notification:

In the event of an incident at a local facility with an off-site impact, the community will be notified through various communication channels, including:

  • Community Sirens
  • Sarnia-Lambton Alerts
  • Local Media
  • Loudspeaker Announcements
  • Industry Hotline: 226-778-4611
  • Social Media

If an incident requires public action, a shelter-in-place advisory may be issued by the local municipality. In such cases, emergency officials recommend to Shelter, Shut, and Stay Tuned:

  • Shelter – bring all people & pets inside and stay inside until the all-clear is given.
  • Shut – Close all windows and secure doors. For a chemical release, shut off heating and air conditioning units that draw air from the outside and shelter in an above-ground location.
  • Stay Tuned – Sign up for Sarnia-Lambton Alerts, monitor local media, and connect with your local municipality for further instructions.
    • Continue to shelter-in-place until the all-clear is issued by the local municipality.

More Information:

CLICK HERE to learn more about Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019.

To learn about specific hazards, risks, and response at local facilities, visit their website to view site-specific E2 plans.