Compliance Verification Activity Report 1516-019 – Centra Transmission Holdings Inc.

Activity # :1516-019
Activity start: 9/30/2015
Activity End: 10/1/2015

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Inspection Officer Number(s): 2408

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Company: Centra Transmission Holdings Inc.

Facility Name(s):

Province(s): Manitoba and Ontario

Theme(s): Damage Prevention

Compliance Tools Used: Information Reques (1)
Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC) (3)

Purpose

This activity was undertaken to verify compliance with the following regulatory requirements.

 X  NEB Act

 X  Onshore Pipeline Regulations

 X  CSA Standard Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

    Other:

    Electricity Regulations

    Processing Plant Regulations

 X  Pipeline Crossing Regulations Part I

 X  Pipeline Crossing Regulations Part II

Observations & Discussion

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
30-Sep-15 Manitoba - ROW Spruce Siding to Sprague MB Damage Prevention Yes

Observations

Observed ROW markers and valve station signage to be maintained and in compliance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10. The ROW is brushed and has clear visibility from the air and ground. No non-compliances observed.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
01-Oct-15 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario Damage Prevention Yes

Observations

Centra Transmission Holdings Inc. is undergoing a re-branding to Centra Pipelines. NEB inspectors noted that there are still outdated ROW marker and valve station signs between Rainy River and Fort Frances Ontario. Centra management indicated that the re-branding project will be completed prior to 31 December 2015. Centra will confirm that the signage re-branding project is complete and the outdated ROW and stations signage have been changed. A Notice of Non- Compliance will be issued should Centra not provide the NEB with written verification of this no later that 31 December 2015.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
01-Oct-15 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario Damage Prevention No

Observations

NEB inspectors observed that ROW water crossing signage on the Canadian shore of the Rainy River was obstructed due to brush overgrowth.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
01-Oct-15 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario Damage Prevention No

Observations

Signage on 3rd st and Mowat ave Fort Frances was obstructed due to brush overgrowth.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
01-Oct-15 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario Damage Prevention No

Observations

Sign missing on East side of Belamy Road.


Compliance Summary

Compliance Summary
Theme Compliance Tools Used Corrective Action Due Date
Damage Prevention Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC) 12/31/2015
Date/Time visited Location
10/1/2015 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario

Observations

NEB inspectors observed that ROW water crossing signage on the Canadian shore of the Rainy River was obstructed due to brush overgrowth.

Regulatory Requirements

CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3.4

Corrective Action or Request Required

Brush blocking the two water crossing signs on the Canadian shore of the Rainy River ON will be cut to ensure clear visibility from the centre of the river. NEB inspector requires photographic evidence.

Compliance Summary
Theme Compliance Tools Used Corrective Action Due Date
Damage Prevention Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC) 12/31/2015
Date/Time visited Location
10/1/2015 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario

Observations

Signage on 3rd st and Mowat ave Fort Frances was obstructed due to brush overgrowth.

Regulatory Requirements

CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3.9

Corrective Action or Request Required

Brush blocking the ROW marker on 3rd st and Mowat Ave will be cut to ensure clear visibility. NEB inspector requires photographic evidence.

Compliance Summary
Theme Compliance Tools Used Corrective Action Due Date
Damage Prevention Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC) 12/31/2015
Date/Time visited Location
10/1/2015 ROW - Rainy River to Fort Frances Ontario

Observations

Sign missing on East side of Belamy Road.

Regulatory Requirements

CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3.4

Corrective Action or Request Required

Replace missing sign on East side of Belamy Road.

This notice reflects the observations of non-compliance with regulatory requirements or company commitments, made by the inspection officer during the compliance verification activity. If the corrective actions identified are implemented by the completion date, the matter is considered resolved. Any unresolved compliance matters will be addressed by the inspection officer and may be referred to NEB enforcement staff.

517 Tenth Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0A8
Telephone: 403-292-4800   Toll Free: 1-800-899-1265

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