Ministry of the Energy and Resources, Energy Regulation Division administer the Regulations involving spill response. It is a condition or obligation of a well and facility licence to maintain membership in good standing with an Area Spill Response Unit. This condition or obligation can be found within the licence of a well or facility and within Directive S-01 Saskatchewan Upstream Petroleum Industry Storage Standards, Section 2.2 Local Spill Response Units.
Operators are required to maintain a membership with an Area Spill Response Unit or Western Canada Spill Services Ltd. and participate in annual spill training exercise(s). Operators who are members in good standing of Area II Spill Response Unit are required only to provide the name(s) and phone number(s) of their emergency contact personnel. If an operator fails to meet and maintain a membership, the operator shall immediately register a detailed spill contingency plan as outlined below and make available all necessary equipment and resources to deal with any emergency situation.
All other operators shall register a copy of a detailed spill contingency plan with Ministry of Energy and Resources. In addition, they shall make available all necessary equipment and resources required to deal with emergency situations.
Copies of Western Canada Spill Services Oil Spill Contingency Manual is available.