Compliance Verification Activity Report 1516-460 – Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Type of Compliance Verification Activity: Field Inspection

Activity #: 1516-460
Activity start: 12/10/2015
Activity End: 12/10/2015

Related Activity Numbers:

Inspection Officer Number(s): 2408

Incident #:
Landowner Complaint File #:

Company: Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Facility Name(s):

Province(s): Ontario

Theme(s): Damage Prevention

Compliance Tools Used:

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
10-Dec-15 Site 17 - Commisso Cres - location 1 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations

The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3 and NEB PCR Part II, SOR/88-529 section 9(1)(b).

The NEB inspectors noted that there was soil pile placed on the Right of Way (ROW) by a Third Party without leave. This is an unauthorized activity per section 112 of the NEB Act. PMC and Neb are investigating this unauthorized activity under the NEB process for Unauthorized Activities.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Site 17 - Commisso Cres - location 2 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations

The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3 and NEB PCR Part II, SOR/88-529 section 9(1)(b).

The NEB inspectors noted that there was soil pile placed on the Right of Way (ROW) by a Third Party without leave. This is an unauthorized activity per section 112 of the NEB Act. PMC and Neb are investigating this unauthorized activity under the NEB process for Unauthorized Activities.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Site 18 - West of Gabrieau st / D'Amore Dr intersection Damage Prevention Yes
Observations

The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3 and NEB PCR Part II, SOR/88-529 section 9(1)(b).

Just prior to the NEB inspectors arriving on site there was an excavation using mechanical equipment on the Right of Way (ROW) by a Third Party without leave. This is an unauthorized activity per section 112 of the NEB Act. PMC and Neb are investigating this unauthorized activity under the NEB process for Unauthorized Activities.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Block Valve(BLV)#12 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations

The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3 and 10.5.4. Signs are present on the South side of BLV#12. PMC has voluntarily placed additional signs on the North of BLV#12.

The NEB inspectors noted that there was a trench dug directly over the RoW on the opposite side of the road from BLV12. It appears to have been mechanically excavate. Excavation using mechanical equipment on the Right of Way (ROW) by a Third Party without leave. This is unauthorized activity per section 112 of the NEB Act. PMC is investigating this unauthorized activity.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Site 22 Windsor ON Damage Prevention Yes
Observations
The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3. PMC has voluntarily placed additional ROW markers on the East side of the bike path.
Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Aerial Marker 70 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations
The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3
Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Aerial Marker #65 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations
The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3. PMC has voluntarily placed one additional RoW marker on the East side of the creek. In addition RoW marker signs facing the field will be replaced as part of regular maintenance due to sun damage.
Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 Site 96 Damage Prevention Yes
Observations

The ROW at this location was signed in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.5.3.

Drainage ditch maintenance on the RoW was conducted. In this location, the ditch cleaning is considered as part of normal farming activity.

Observations & Discussion
Date visited Location Theme Compliance Confirmed
10-Dec-15 County of Essex Right of Way (RoW) Damage Prevention Yes
Observations
  • There are several places where the ROW crosses the highway and watercourses.
  • The RoW included in the inspection was signed and vegetation was maintained in accordance with CSA Z662-15 clause 10.
  • There are several locations with third party activites in the vicinity of the RoW.
  • Public Awareness materials and information provided during the inspection are in accordance with NEB PCR Part II, SOR/88-529 section 4(1)(a).

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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