Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2223-186 - NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2223-186
Start date: 2022-10-17
End date: 2022-10-21

Team:

Regulated company: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Operating company: TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Province(s) / Territory(s):

Discipline(s):

Related events:

Rationale and scope:

Field inspection of the NGTL North Corridor Expansion project to verify compliance to environmental mitigation. Inspection scope focused on the NWML Loop No. 2 - Bear Canyon North Extension and NCC Loop - North Star 2 sections with emphasis on erosion and sediment control mitigation, and included the Notikewin River crossing location.
 

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details

Facilities:

Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observations

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-18 08:00

Discipline: Environmental Protection

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Facility:

Observations:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - Bear Canyon Section

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-18 10:30

Discipline: Environmental Protection

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Facility:

Observations:

KP2 to kickoff 

KP 0 - Valve site tie in location KP 2+600 Topsoil storage KP 3+780 to KP3+815 KP 6+800 Wetland, NWML 21 KP9+928 Bear Creek crossing KP 10+459 KP 12+680 

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 3 - North Star Section

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-19 14:30

Discipline: Environmental Protection

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Facility:

Observations:

Notikewin River Crossing KP19+715

Wetland NS 2–3 - KP17+788 Wetland N2–6 at KP17+500 KP 17+500 to kickoff WX 13+329 Meikle River tributary KP11 dewatering locations KP 0+475

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 4 - CNC 1 -Metal shavings on right of way

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-19 16:19

Discipline: Environmental Protection

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Facility:

Observations:

Welding slag left on RoW near centerline of pipe . Company began cleanup immediately and submitted photos of full cleanup with magnetic brooms. CER IO considers this non-compliance as corrected.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Company will clean up metal shavings observed on RoW by CER inspection team on RoW near Notikewin River crossing.

Due date: 2022-10-19

Date closed: 2022-10-19
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 5 - Indigenous Monitor Observations

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-18 10:00

Discipline: Environmental Protection

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INTRODUCTION
The week of October 16th, with the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) conducted a
Environmental Inspection Compliance Verification Activity (CVA) on the NGTL North
Central Corridor Expansion. The emphasis of the inspections scope is the proponent’s
construction activities and environmental compliance activities.
Safety program requirements, other issues of non-compliance related to other program
requirements will be appropriately addressed.
2.0 OBSERVATIONS
2.1 Construction Safety Practices and Safety Plans
Attended proponent and contractors orientation. Reviewed proponents life saving rules ,
discussed the scope of this inspection , review CER enforcement tools. Discussed safety
hazards, safe driving on ROW , proper PPE alcohol and drug policy , hazard ID & incident
reporting, and ROW speed limit. Discussed what a White area is agriculture land , and
Green area is forestry.
There were no ACPP participants on the project as of this time.
At Site NW 35 –the Hydro Vac working , signed the JSA , inspected the hydro vac ,
checked dewatering filter system for contaminants. Water is checked periodically for
contaminants by contractor ,erosion cloth along rite away was good , silt cloth in place and
maintained , topsoil pile separate from sub soil.
Reviewed tail gate meeting documents , signed JSA for coating crew. Discussed coating
procedure , discussed epoxy mixing safety and procedure ( done automatic there is no
worker exposure to toxins).
Figure 1: Hydro Vac
Canada Energy Regulator – October 2021
Inspection Report 4 Apeiron Environment
2.2 Wetlands and Water
At KP 12+ 302 Inspect corduroy road using logs being built over a wet land.
Discussed open cut river crossing ,review DFO documents for a fish bearing stream,
discussed fish management practises discuss water sediment while digging in a flowing
water body.
At KP19-746 inspected river crossing and discuss erosion and sediment and erosion controls
at the crossing point. Everything looked good found some welding slag this was cleaned up
immediately
Figure 2: Corduroy Road
Figure 4: Weld Slag Figure 3: Potential River Crossing
Canada Energy Regulator – October 2021
Inspection Report 5 Apeiron Environment
At NS2-3 signed FLRA documents , inspected road crossing signage , inspected wet land
NS-3 and silt fence
At N52-3 – Inspected wet land crossing ,discussed spill mitigation was not a fish bearing
Class C stream.
2.4 Vegetation and Soil
At Road 8A KP 11 Inspected the welding signage, reviewed FLHA and sign, discuss
vehicle movement on ROW , proper PPE. Inspected removal of matting and geo cloth
Figure 5: Class C River
Figure 6: Removal of matting and geo cloth
Canada Energy Regulator – October 2021
 

2.5 Wildlife
Inspected game trail signage and acknowledgement that we were in grizzly bear habitat.
4.0 SUMMARY
Summary ROW was well maintained and there was no garbage. The contractor and
proponent representatives were helpful and answered all our questions every one was
doing a excellent job
End of inspection the ROW looked good all signage installed in appropriate places the
contractor and proponent and workers were very knowledgeable and understood there
job duties and the safety needed to preform these duties .All our questions were
answered
 

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