Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2122-188 - NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2122-188
Start date: 2021-11-01
End date: 2021-11-05

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 North Section, 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.

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details

Facilities:

Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - Information caviardée conformément au paragraphe 144(5) du Code canadien du travail

This information has been redacted pursuant to Section 144(5) of the Canada Labour Code

Observation 2 - General Observations - Nov. 2, 2021

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-02 08:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General Observations - November 2, 2021

Road 10 Location - kp 50+250 area - Power line and Hot Line Crossing & Boring Preparation 

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 3 - General Observations - Nov. 3, 2021

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-03 08:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General Observations - Nov. 3, 2021

Road 10 Location - kp 50+250 area - Power line and Hot Line Crossing & Boring Preparation kp 42 + 800kp 42+800 Pipeline Coating Crew and abrasive blasting Pipe Storage Yard

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 4 - CNC - 1 - Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-02 11:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

CNC -1 - Fire Extinguisher Inspections 

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Due date: 2021-11-02

Date closed: 2021-11-03
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 - CNC - 2 - Ladder Safety Practices

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-02 11:40

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

CNC - 2 - Ladder Safety Practices

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Ensure step-ladders installed for excavation access or egress are being used in alignment with the Michels project specific safety plan ladder safety specifications. 

Due date: 2021-11-02

Date closed: 2021-11-03
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 6 - CNC - 3 - Control Zones

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-02 13:35

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Inspection Officers observed deep excavation area without a complete perimeter "Danger" control zone (conflicting caution & danger control zone administration controls in place).

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Company shall erect danger zone "red" fencing around entire excavation area accompanied with placing of "Danger" administrative control signage.

Due date: 2021-11-02

Date closed: 2021-11-03
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

There are no observations with outstanding follow-up

Observation 7 - CNC - 5 - Mobile Equipment Lifting Plan

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-02 14:25

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

CER Inspection Officers observed that equipment operator was unable to produce daily equipment inspection for John Deer 950 sideboom equipment that worker was operating.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Equipment Operator shall provide proof of a signed daily inspection lifting plan documentation for John Deere tractor equipped with side boom that was being operated on November 2nd, 2021.

Due date: 2021-11-03

Date closed: 2021-11-03
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 8 - NNC - 1 - Certificate of Breathing Air Quality Analysis for a compressed breathing air system

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-03 10:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

NNC - 1 - Certificate of Breathing Air Quality Analysis for a compressed breathing air system 

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

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Ensure compressed breathing air systems are installed, maintained, tested and certified in compliance with Alberta OHS Code Part 18, s. 249(1)(a). 

Due date: 2021-11-03

Date closed: 2022-01-10
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 9 - Indigenous Monitoring Observations

Date & time of visit: 2021-11-03 16:30

Discipline: Indigenous Monitoring

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Facility:

Observations:

The following section contains independent observations made by an Indigenous Monitor who accompanied the Canadian Energy Regulator Inspection Team during this field inspection, as part of the CER's commitment to the Indigenous Monitoring Program. They are reproduced and publicized within my report for greater transparency. They are not my conclusions but represent one source of information among others I have considered throughout the CVA along with my own direct observations and information received from the company.

Indigenous Monitoring Observations 

Observations: November 2, 2021

NGTL DVC Construction Camp


DVC Right of Way 
Observations: November 3, 2021

NGTL DVC Construction Camp
DVC Right of Way

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

Observation 10 - Information caviardée conformément au paragraphe 144(5) du Code canadien du travail

This information has been redacted pursuant to Section 144(5) of the Canada Labour Code