Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV1920-276 - NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.


Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV1920-276
Start date: 2019-07-29
End date: 2019-07-31


Regulated company: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Operating company: TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Province(s) / Territory(s):


Rationale and scope:

Environmental construction inspection of NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL)'s Northwest Mainline Loop No.2 Bear Canyon North Section, part of the North Path Delivery Project. The NPS 36 non-sour natural gas pipeline is approximately 28 km long and runs from a location near Spirit River, AB to Clear Hills County, AB. Work activities observed included final clean-up of the right-of-way (RoW) and two camp sites, as well as two stopple bypasses on either side of the Peace River. The inspection focused on weed management (including equipment cleaning) and reclamation at watercourses and wetlands.

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details


Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Regulatory instrument number(s):

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observations

Date & time of visit: 2019-07-30 09:00

Discipline: Environmental Protection




General Observations

Weed ManagementWetlands and Watercourse Crossing Reclamation
Wetlands (WET)Unnamed Tributary to Sneddon Creek (WC-2)Peace RiverSouth Peace River SlopeNorth Peace River SlopeDocument Review
NEB IOs reviewed the following documents during the inspection:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - Corrected Non-Compliance (CNC) - Workplace Conduct

Date & time of visit: 2019-07-31 11:30

Discipline: Management System




At the stopple bypass on the north side of the Peace River, NEB Inspection Officers (IOs) observed a member of a work crew with an inappropriate (i.e., sexually suggestive) hardhat sticker. The matter was discussed with the Company Representatives and the sticker was immediately removed from the hard hat.

Company Representatives indicated that additional corrective action would be taken, including a discussion the following morning with Inspectors and the Contractor. NEB IOs do not require any additional follow-up.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Company Representatives shall ensure that the sticker is removed from the hardhat and demonstrate how they intend to communicate TransCanada's Harassment Free Workplace Policy to workers on the Project.

Due date: 2019-07-31

Date closed: 2019-07-31
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

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