In each of our 9 Cooperative Oil Spill Contingency manuals you can find a mapping section that identifies control points in the area. In most cases control points are access points for spill response equipment. The best location on the water body to deploy containment and recovery equipment is determined at the time of the response and may not be precisely at the designated control point.
WCSS routinely inspects all critical control points in our jurisdiction which were historically identified as being upstream from or within major urban centres, and/or are linked to sensitive environmental areas, or downstream of major pipeline crossings or higher risk facilities. Control points that have not been designated as “critical” are not inspected by WCSS regularly and members should conduct their own due diligence rather than relying on the data provided.
WCSS’ policy related to the maintenance of all non-critical control points is that it is the responsibility of Cooperative members to review those control points downstream from their operations and ensure that they are assessed for potential spill response activities. Should member companies wish to provide WCSS with updated critical / non-critical control point information, please contact us at email@example.com