Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2122-189 - NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2122-189
Start date: 2022-03-08
End date: 2022-03-09

Team:

Regulated company: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Operating company: TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Province(s) / Territory(s):

Discipline(s):

Rationale and scope:

[NGTL 2021 - Deep Valley South Section: The Deep Valley South Section consists of approximately 27 km of 1,219 mm (NPS 48) outside diameter (OD) pipeline, mainline block valves, associated crossover assemblies and launcher/receiver assemblies. The Deep Valley South Section begins at SE 25-58-24 W5M and ends at NE 18-60-25 W5M. Assess field implementation of construction safety manual and project specific safety plans for ongoing construction activities; worker tasks including identification of hazards and appropriate controls relevant to the job tasks via hazard assessments; company implementation COVID-19 safety protocols; company oversight of contractors - training & competence, monitoring, supervision and accountability; assess execution of work per applicable procedures and documented work practices.]

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Facility details

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Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observation - Excavation

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-08 10:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Observations:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - NNC - Coating/Sandblasting Air Compressor

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-08 11:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Observations:

Compliance tool used: Notice of Non-compliance (NNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Create a safety bulletin with respect to placement of breathing air compressors to ensure they are sufficiently away so to not intake ambient emissions. And if there is a risk then gas monitoring must be in place to address the hazard. NGTL shall ensure the safety bulletin is shared throughout all TCE owned and operated companies. 

Due date: 2022-04-15

Date closed: 2022-03-22
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 3 - General Observation - Multiple Line Crossings

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-08 13:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 4 - General Observation - Direct Pipe Installation and Welding

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-09 10:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 5 - General Observation - Hydrostatic Testing

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-09 12:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Observations:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 6 - IM Observation

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-09 12:00

Discipline: Indigenous Monitoring

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Observations:

Please see attachment "Final Report CV189-Apeiron Environment_20220324 (002)".

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 7 - CNC - Coating/Sandblasting Eye Wash

Date & time of visit: 2022-03-08 11:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Observations:

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

NGTL shall verify and ensure that sufficient eye wash to sustain a continuous flow of the minimum requirements(eg. 15 minutes) of the chemicals being used are readily available at each location where workers are encountering chemicals. 
 

Due date: 2022-03-18

Date closed: 2022-04-06
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