Compliance Verification Activity Report 1516-130 – Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Type of Compliance Verification Activity: Field Inspection

Activity #: 1516-130
Activity start: 2016-03-22
Activity End: 016-03-22

Related Activity Numbers:

Inspection Officer Number(s): 2062

Incident #: N/A
Landowner Complaint File #: N/A

Company: Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Facility Name(s): Plains Midstream Red Jacket Terminal

Province(s): Saskatchewan

Theme(s): Integrity Management

Compliance Tools Used:


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

 X  Other: API 653

    Electricity Regulations

    Processing Plant Regulations

    Pipeline Crossing Regulations Part I

    Pipeline Crossing Regulations Part II

    Canada Labour Code, Part II

    Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

    Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

Regulatory Instrument


Observations & Discussion

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
2016-03-22 Red Jacket Terminal Integrity Management Yes

Red Jacket Terminal - 22 March 2016 - The principle objective of the NEB Inspectors was to review the API 653 records with respect to in-service and out of service tank inspections, inspection findings, and any required remediation actions undertaken with Plains regional operations staff. The Inspectors noted:

Fenced terminal with entrance signage posted with relevant emergency contact information and two emergency exit gates.

Radar transmitter Hi level and Hi-Hi level as primary and probe as secondary Hi-Hi level. Automatic shutdown at Hi-Hi. Low-Low alarm alsoe installed. Low-Low alarm will shut down out going flow. Over flow protection inspected semi-annually.

UPS power back up installed and will isolate the terminal in the event of commercial electrical power loss.

Impressed cathodic protection installed on tanks.

Emergency valving is tested every six months.

As the on-site records were incomplete, additional information was requested for presentation at a meeting to be held with Plains no later than 1 May 2016. Plains is to reconcile all API inspection records and demonstrate that all the required remediation has been completed.

Does this observation specifically reference the Canada Labour Code or its regulations? No

Compliance Summary

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.

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