Support for MIACC Initiative.
Environment Canada held a stakeholder workshop on December 7, 2000,
to explore views on prevention, preparedness and response for
environmental emergencies. The result was a rapid consensus that the
work done by the Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada (MIACC) is
still valid and provides a good base on which to build. Participants
unanimously supported the three-level concept for site and community
self-assessment. Plans are now taking shape to support and advance the
Partnerships Toward Safer Communities initiative, via the lead of the
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and the Canadian Society for
Chemical Engineering (CSChE). A strategy for greater public and
stakeholder engagement is also being developed for a follow-up workshop
around April 2001.