International Coordination


Canada-U.S. Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (2013)
The 2013 Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (JMPCP) (2013) supersedes and replaces the 2003 revised Canada-United States JMPCP. The JMPCP provides a coordinated system for planning, preparing and responding to harmful substance incidents in the adjacent waters of the United States and Canada.

Canada-U.S. Atlantic Geographic Annex (USCG)
The Canada-U.S. Atlantic Geographic Annex (CANUSLANT Plan) is an operational annex to the bilateral Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan between the United States and Canada established to ensure  coordinated planning, preparedness and response to a harmful substance incident in the contiguous waters of the two nations. The Atlantic Geographic Annex covers the Atlantic marine boundary between Canada and the United States, defines the CANUSLANT Joint Response Team (JRT), and is regularly tested and improved in an ongoing series of CANUSLANT exercises.  Its purpose is to augment and link the pollution response systems and plans in each nation to facilitate an efficient joint response to a cross-border spill

Canada-U.S. Joint Inland Pollution Contingency Plan (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) administers programs jointly with Canada to prepare for and prevent environmental emergencies along the northern border of the United States.

CANUSWEST and CANUSWEST NORTH Pollution Contingency Plan
U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Environment Canada website dedicated to CANUSWEST and CANUSWEST North Pollution Contingency Plan. CANUSWEST and CANUSWEST North were developed to assist Federal, State/Provincial, local, and Tribal/Aboriginal responders to mitigate the effects of oil and hazardous materials spills on human health and safety, environment, and property by specifying the processes needed to facilitate an effective response to environmental emergency incidents on either side of the British Columbia, Canada/United States border.

CANUSCENT, CANUSPLAIN (Inland Zone) and CANUSLAK (waters of the Great Lakes and upper St. Lawrence River)
There are three Joint Contingency Plans between the U.S. and Canada that affect Region 5, CANUSCENT and CANUSPLAIN in the Inland Zone, and CANUSLAK on the waters of the Great Lakes and upper St. Lawrence River. All three plans provide instructions for dealing with accidental and unauthorized releases of pollutants that cause or may cause damage to the environment along the international boundary and that may constitute a threat to the public health, property, or welfare.

External Web Links

Canadian Coast Guard

Environment Canada

Public Safety Canada Emergency Management
Public Safety Canada helps Canadians and their communities protect themselves from emergencies and disasters related to all kinds of hazards – natural, human-induced and technological – through national leadership in the development and implementation of policies, plans and a range of programs.

Canadian Transport Emergency Centre
The Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC) is operated by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate of Transport Canada. The Directorate’s overall mandate is to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes. CANUTEC was established in 1979 and is one of the major safety programs Transport Canada delivers to promote the safe movement of people and goods throughout Canada.

Canadian-United States Atlantic Joint Response Team
Through a bilateral Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (JMPCP), Canada and the United States have established a coordinated system for planning, preparedness, and responding to harmful substance incidents in the contiguous waters along shared marine borders. This joint plan supplements each country's national response systems and coordinates the interface of these systems for boundary areas.The Canadian-United States Atlantic Joint Response Team is abbreviated as CANUSLANT JRT.


Working together to protect against threats to our land, air and water

United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Coast Guard United States Department of State United States Department of Defense U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Health & Human Services United States Department of the Interior United States Department of Commerce United States Department of Transportation United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission United States General Services Administration United States Department of Justice United States Department of Labor