Response rates

Marine

Equipment/Personnel rates

Rates for personnel, equipment and consumable items are set according to the pricing structure outlined on Table I and Table II.

A printable detailed copy of the Response Rates and specific equipment rates as stated in Appendices A through L, is available in PDF format through the following link:

Response Rates effective April 1st 2014

Personnel cost structure

Response Manager Function Manager Unit Head
$1,300 per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $215.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift.** $1,100 per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $185.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift.** $1000per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $165.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift.**
Division Co-ordinator Field Support Admin. Support
$900 per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $150.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift. ** $800 per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $130.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift.** $600 per shift*, plus expenses. An hourly rate of $100.00 /hr. Is applicable when working less than a full shift.**
Meals and incidentals
A per diem rate of $90.00/day to cover meals and incidentals will apply for ECRC employees
A shift is any continuous period of 6 hours of work or more to a maximum of 12 hours (excluding normal breaks for meals etc.).
** A 4 hour minimum applies to a call out (Personnel leave their normal place of business). The minimum does not apply for those that remain in their normal business location.
Consultants
Up to 7 days – 110% of the invoice submitted by the consultant – thereafter 102% (the invoice will include expenses incurred and charged by the consultant)
Contractor
Up to 7 days – 110% of the invoice submitted by the contractor – thereafter 102% (the invoice will include expenses incurred and charged by the contractor)

Training/Consulting services

• Trainers can be provided for clients wishing to receive response training. The personnel rate is $800 per 8-hour day for the trainer, plus 115% of expenses.

• ECRC personnel are available for consulting at a rate of $130 per hour plus 115% of supporting personal costs and office expenses.

Equipment cost structure

Rented Equipment Operator included Up to 7 days – 110% of the invoice submitted – thereafter 102%
Operator extra Operator billed per personnel cost structure-table I
Damaged equipment** 115% x billed amount of repair
* Consumables include, but are not restricted to: sorbents, telephone & satellite time charges, food, rooms, transportation, storage, taxes & duty, parts, fuel, road permits, etc.
** Damage refers to damage as a result of use on the spill, exclusive of normal wear and tear.
Consumable supplies* As Used 115% x billed amount
Damaged equipment** 115% x billed amount of repair
Non-Durable Daily operational rate 1/30 x estimated replacement cost
Daily stand-by rate 50% of daily operational rate
Semi-Durable Daily operational rate 1/90 x estimated replacement cost
Daily stand-by rate 50% of daily operational rate
Durable Daily operational rate 1/180 x estimated replacement cost
Daily stand-by rate 50% of daily operational rate
Barges – Solid steel Daily operational rate Rates as per appendix e of rate schedule
Daily stand-by rate 50% of daily operational rate
Vehicles Daily Rates as per appendix k of rate schedule
Milage Rates as per appendix k of rate schedule
* Consumables include, but are not restricted to: sorbents, telephone & satellite time charges, food, rooms, transportation, storage, taxes & duty, parts, fuel, road permits, etc.
** Damage refers to damage as a result of use on the spill, exclusive of normal wear and tear.

Training and Exercices – Equipment rates

The rates for equipment used for training or exercises will be charged at the published rates, plus expenses for consumables.

Equipment cost structure

Assumptions

Daily rate

  • Activated equipment is either operational or stand-by. The daily stand-by rate is 50% of the daily operational rate and only applies when equipment is requested to be staged initially in case it is needed. Once stand-by equipment is activated, it will be considered operational until the end of the rental period. No daily rate charges apply if equipment is out of commission for repairs.
  • The daily rate for equipment is based on a 24-hour calendar day (0001h to 2400h). Equipment is in service from the time it leaves the warehouse to the time it is returned to its normal inventory location (portal to portal). The time involved in decontamination will be considered in-service time, however, the time waiting for decontamination will not be considered in-service time.

EQUIPMENT CATEGORIES.

In order to determine the Daily Operational Rate the equipment is divided into the following categories:

  • “Non-durable Equipment” – includes equipment that is expected to deteriorate quickly as a result of use in any spill situation due to its construction. This includes fabric-based equipment (e.g., boom, inflatable boats, flexible storage containers), light-weight mechanical equipment (e.g., beach clean-up, small pumps, generators), certain equipment that does not easily resist heavy abuse (e.g., electronic equipment) and some small tools and accessories.
  • “Semi-durable Equipment” – These generally consist of rugged unsheltered boom on a mechanical reel that is driven by a power pack, rigid hull inflatable boats, inflatable storage over 5 tonnes capacity, hazing equipment, shoreline treatment equipment and decontamination units.
  • “Durable Equipment” – includes equipment that is more robust and designed for marine environments. Most large specialized oil spill equipment is in this category (e.g., skimmers, aluminium, steel or fibreglass boats, aluminium barges, road trailers). This category also includes equipment that is somewhat robust, but which would not see heavy service (e.g., communications base, office equipment if used in the Operations Base or Command Post).
  • “Barges” – includes large steel barges primarily used for storage with little or no equipment as an integral part of the barge. Equipment loaded on the barge will be charged separately.
  • “Vehicles” – includes any motorized vehicle that could be rented from a car or truck rental agency or from a construction company/contractor or owned by the Response Organization.

For each category, except large steel barges and vehicles, there is a factor established that is contained in table II. This factor is multiplied by the estimated replacement cost to establish the Daily Operational Rate.

CAP ON DAILY RATES. There is a cap on rates charged for ECRC’s owned equipment at 115% x estimated replacement cost plus repairs, decontamination and other reasonable incurred expenses when used during a marine spill response provided by ECRC. Once the Cap is reached, the Daily Operational Rate no longer applies; however, the costs of repairs, decontamination, and other reasonable expenses continue to be charged. At no time is the ownership of the equipment altered. The Cap on daily rates for ECRC owned equipment does not apply for equipment rentals or when equipment is retained on site at the request of the Responsible Party, after demobilization. Standard rates will apply for the entire period for ECRC owned equipment in these circumstances.

Additional charges

  • Some vessels can incur a surcharge for Marine Services Fee or Icebreaking Service Fee which will be passed on to the Responsible Party, if applicable.
  • Consumable parts (e.g., rope mops, hoses) are charged at 115% of replacement cost.
  • Fuel is charged as a consumable, in addition to daily rates charged for the equipment, unless kilometres are charged.
  • Charges apply for the cost of repairs and decontamination in any category.

EQUIPMENT DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR – the charges for equipment that is damaged beyond repair as a result of the response is charged at 115% of its actual replacement cost. This limit is inclusive Daily Operational or Stand-by Rates already posted for time used before the damage, but does not include applicable disposal costs, which are additional where required. The actual replacement cost may vary from the estimated replacement cost as the actual replacement costs reflects current market conditions at the time while the estimated replacement cost reflects our best estimate for purposes of calculating the Daily Operational Rate only.

Land

A printable version copy of the ECRC Land Response Rate is available in PDF format through the following link :

Land Based Response Rates – Effective January 2005

ITEM NAME INCLUDED ESTIMATED REPLACEMENT COST HOURLY RATE DAILY OPERATIONAL RATE
TRAILER Support equipment excluding specialized equipment listed below $15,000 $75 $300
100′ INLAND RIVER BOOM ropes, anchors
accessories
$2000 NA $67
COMBUSTIBLE GAS DETECTOR c/w spare or rechargeable batteries
battery charger
$2,800 NA $90
GROUND RESISTANCE TESTER accessories $1,500 NA $50
PORTABLE GENERATOR accessories
set of lights
$4,000 NA $128
TRASH PUMP hoses
accessories
$2,000 NA $67
ELECTRIC TRANSFER PUMP hoses
accessories
$5,000 NA $160
DIESEL/ GASOLINE TRANSFER PUMP hoses
accessories
$5,400 NA $180
PORTABLE GENERATOR accessories; $3,500 NA $117
AIR TRANSFER PUMP hoses
accessories
$4,500 NA $144
AIR COMPRESSOR hoses
accessories
$1,500 NA $50
PORT-A-TANK $1,600 NA $53
  • Consumable (if purchased by ECRC): 115% x billed amount
  • Damage equipment: 115% x billed amount of repair
For terms and conditions please refer to equipment cost structure contained in Schedule Response rates