Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2122-037 - Enbridge Southern Lights GP Inc. on behalf of Enbridge Southern Lights LP


Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2122-037
Start date: 2021-10-13
End date: 2021-10-15


Regulated company: Enbridge Southern Lights GP Inc. on behalf of Enbridge Southern Lights LP

Operating company: Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Province(s) / Territory(s):


Rationale and scope:

Verify compliance to the requirements contained within the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) and the CER Damage Prevention Regulations - Obligations of Pipeline Companies (DPR-Obligations) with a focus on third party oversight procedures. Field Inspection to include document review and site inspection of active third party crossing activity.

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details


Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - Damage Prevention Program Pre-Inspection IR

Discipline: Damage Prevention




As part of the scope of this field inspection which included document review, the CER IOs require information pertaining to the Enbridge Southern Lights GP Inc. on behalf of Enbridge Southern Lights LP (Enbridge SL) Damage Prevention Program as required pursuant to section 47.2 of the OPR.

Compliance tool used: Information Request (IR)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

  Upon review of the concordance table submitted by Enbridge SL, the following documents are being requested in advance of the field inspection:

Due date: 2021-09-27

Date closed: 2021-10-26
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 2 - Field Visit of Planned Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) 3rd Party Project Worksite

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-14 13:00

Discipline: Damage Prevention




The planned HDD 3rd party project consisted of a tunnel to be drilled eastbound (entry west and exit east of right-of-way) under 7 pipelines (including the Enbridge SL Line 13) for the installation of a 3rd party pipeline. The CER IO accompanied Enbridge representatives and 3rd party project Prime Contractor Foreman onto the worksite. There was no work underway at the time of the field visit as work was temporarily suspended due to poor weather (recent rain episode) in the area: 

The following records were reviewed as part of the inspection:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observations (company follow-up required)

Identified non-compliances to company plans or procedures are non-compliances either to:

- the condition of an authorization document that requires the implementation of that plan or procedure; or

- the relevant section of the regulations that requires implementation of that plan or procedure including those sections that require implementation of plans or procedures as a part of a Program