Canada-United States Joint Inland Pollution Contingency Plan   [open pdf - 130KB]

The Canada-United States Joint Inland Pollution Contingency Plan (the Inland Plan) provides for a cooperative mechanism for preparedness for and response to accidental and unauthorized spills and releases of pollutants that cause or may cause damage to the environment along the shared inland boundaries of both countries and that may constitute a threat to the public health, property, or welfare. It also allows for the provision of assistance when only one country is affected, but the spill or release is of such magnitude as to justify a request for assistance. The Inland Plan is intended to complement the Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan, which provides a joint response mechanism for any oil or "noxious" substance pollution incident that threatens the waters or coastal areas of both countries. The implementation and maintenance of the Inland Plan is the joint responsibility of the Department of the Environment for Canada and the Environmental Protection Agency for the United States of America.

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EPA 550-B-94-003
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