Our work is outlined by a collaborative General Committee who share a commitment to linear infrastructure safety and community awareness.
In addition to the General Committee, we also have a number of specialty groups with identified priorities. These include:
Urban Pipeline Awareness Committee
The Urban Pipeline Awareness Committee is comprised of pipeline companies that operate high vapor pressure (HVP) lines in highly populated areas around the Edmonton region (Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Leduc and Devon). UPAC is responsible for:
- promoting pipeline public awareness;
- coordinating pipeline safety outreach initiatives and messaging to reach priority stakeholders, such as first responders, digging community, land developers and utility companies;
- documenting improvement opportunities identified through outreach activities;
- reporting and communicating back to the Board any areas of concern for stakeholders, and/or improvement opportunities.
Community Awareness Committee
The Community Awareness Committee is chaired by the current Vice Chair of EAPUOC. This Committee is responsible for:
- improving industry and public awareness of the presence of underground and overhead facilities;
- promotion and education of safe work practices around buried pipelines and cables within industry the digging community (ie. homeowners, contractors);
- attracting new Members;
- managing requests for Gronk appearances; and
- engaging with organizations of similar interests.
ALERT Call Down System Committee
The ALERT Call Down Notification System replaces EAPUOC's former Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Call Down system. Developed in partnership with Alberta One-Call, the notification system is intended to inform EAPUOC members, Emergency Services, and Regulators of an event or emergency that requires the attention or attendance of peer industry representatives, within the Capital Region. The system is also used to share information that members feel is pertinent related to their operations. These messages can include; but are not limited to: exercises, operational activities, or events that may cause signification disruption. While this service exists, it does not excuse formal notifications required by specific activities, emergencies, or regulations.