Highlands East council has passed a Spills Response Plan for the municipality. Council discussed the plan which was put together by a consulting firm based out of Peterborough. The CAO and the Environmental supervisor agreed to be the contact person if a spill is reported.

At yesterday’s meeting, councilor Joan Barton asked for the plan to include a follow up with the public. Council agreed to have the plan state that contact will be made with the public following an assessment and cleanup of a spill. The plan outlines that in the event of a spill, the CAO or Environmental Supervisor will contact the Ministry of the Environment for an assessment.Council passed the plan which will take effect right away.

Below is the Spill Response Flow Chart outlined in the plan.

Spill Response Plan