British Columbia Component

NEB Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, travelled to British Columbia at the end of April 2015.

Métis Nation of British Columbia

  • Discussion Topics Included: Traditional land use mapping; capacity building; continued engagement; the NEB as a lifecycle regulator; role of NEB’s regional office; NEB hearing process; environmental protection; and pipeline and public safety.

Fraser Valley Regional District Board of Directors

  • Discussion Topics Included: emergency response capacity; pipeline and public safety; integrity of water systems; the NEB as a lifecycle regulator; air quality and protection of regional biodiversity; compliance and enforcement; public engagement; pipeline integrity and leak detection; safety and environmental performance reporting; how the NEB defines ‘public interest’; and transparency.

David Suzuki Foundation

  • Discussion Topics Included: environmental protection; pipeline integrity; the NEB as a lifecycle regulator, emergency preparedness and capacity; and Aboriginal groups’ involvement in emergency response

Union of BC Municipalities

  • Discussion Topics Included: emergency response procedures and transparency; hearing process; tanker traffic; previous incidents; emergency response capacity; liability and remediation; pipeline and public safety.

City of Burnaby

  • Discussion Topics Included: hearing process and public perceptions; tanker traffic; climate change; NEB mandate and role; previous incidents; and emergency response procedures and transparency.

Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council & Canadian Coast Guard

  • Discussion Topics Included: pipeline and public safety; hearing process and public perceptions; previous incidents; impact of incidents to the local economy; emergency response capacity; emergency response procedures and transparency; and NEB mandate and role.

Regional First Responders  (Government of BC, Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC, RCMP, City of Burnaby, City of Vancouver, Forts BC, Regional Emergency Planning Committee)

  • Discussion Topics Included: emergency preparedness, capacity and response; emergency response procedures and transparency; and compliance and enforcement.

Vancouver Aquarium

  • Discussion Topics Included: emergency response capacity; capacity for ocean research; monitoring and baseline reporting; previous incidents; impact of incidents on aquatic environment.

Capital Regional District Board of Directors

  • Discussion Topics Included: hearing process and public perceptions; emergency response; tanker traffic; emergency response capacity; emergency response procedures and transparency; sustainable development; climate change; NEB mandate and role; engagement of Aboriginal groups; environmental protection; and protection of sacred sites.

Sierra Club BC, Dogwood Initiative, CPAWS, Georgia Strait Alliance, Forest Ethics, West Coast Environmental Law

  • Discussion Topics Included: hearing process, climate change; environmental protection; engagement with environmental groups; public engagement; independence of the Board; and pipeline and public safety.

Ocean Networks Canada

  • Discussion Topics Included: technology to anticipate movement of product in the ocean and predict when a wave may have an impact on operations at a marine terminal; and emergency response.
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