Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2122-218 - Pembina Prairie Facilities Ltd.

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2122-218
Start date: 2021-09-27
End date: 2021-09-29

Team:

Regulated company: Pembina Prairie Facilities Ltd.

Operating company: Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Province(s) / Territory(s):

Discipline(s):

Rationale and scope:

To verify compliance of DP Program and second/third party oversight

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details

Facilities:

Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - Damage Prevention Program Concordance Table (IR)

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

CER IO's completed the Damage Prevention Program Concordance review and require information pertaining to Pembina Prairie Facilities Ltd. Pipeline Damage Prevention Program pursuant to section 47.2 of the OPR. 

Compliance tool used: Information Request (IR)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

  • Follow the instructions provided in the Documents Section to upload and submit your company response by the specified due date.

Due date: 2021-10-21

Date closed: 2021-11-19
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 - Block Valve 21

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-28 08:30

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

The ROW was well maintained and the block valve site was well fenced with clear & legible signage.

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 3 - Creek and Road crossing

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-28 09:15

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

The signage at the road crossing was clear and legible with accurate company and emergency contact information. The cathodic test post was accessible and clearly marked.

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 4 - Landowner onsite meeting

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-28 10:00

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

The landowner came to check in at the staging area for the inspection site prior to entering the field and starting work. He stated that Pembina has been easy to work with and has maintained good communications with him prior to and throughout the current activity on his property.

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 5 - Subsidence repair and soil reparation activity - Pembina oversight of second party contractor - Strongfield Solutions

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-28 11:00

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

On Septenber 28, 2021 CER IOs conducted a damage prevention field inspection focusing on contractor oversight for the Pinto Creek Reclamation activity.

All meetings were held outside and physical distancing observed to comply with COVID protocols.
Attended the site tailboard meeting, subjects covered included:

The following paperwork and required forms were present:CER staff signed off on the tailboard meeting along with all personnel onsite.

The tires and tracks of all vehicles were treated with a 2% bleach solution prior to entering the landowners property to prevent possible spread of noxious weeds.

The workplan for this activity included:Work Area ObservationsCER IOs discussed Depth of Cover (DOC) surveys and patrols with Pambina personnel. As DOC survey was not in scope for this field inspection, the CER may follow up in future compliance verification activities.

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 6 - Opening meeting and Concordance Table review.

Date & time of visit: 2021-09-22 13:30

Discipline: Damage Prevention

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

CER Inspection Officers (IO) conducted an opening meeting with Pembina Prairie Facilities Ltd. (Pembina) on Sept 22, 2021. Observing Covid 19 protocol, this meeting was conducted virtually.
 
Topics discussed are:

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