Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2122-253 - Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2122-253
Start date: 2021-05-03
End date: 2021-05-06

Team:

Regulated company: Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC

Operating company: Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC

Province(s) / Territory(s):

Discipline(s):

Related events:

Rationale and scope:

Inspection at Westridge Marine Terminal and Burnaby to observe tunnel boring activities. Verify compliance to OPR and company-specific requirements.

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 Request (IR) - 1 - Notice of Project

Discipline: Safety Management

Categories:

Facility:

Observations:

As per, the British Columbia provincial safety regulator Work Safe BC (WSBC), OHS Regulation Part 22, Underground Workings, s. 22.6 Notice of Project, (1) "No later than 30 days before commencing an underground project, written notification of the project must be given to the Board by the owner or another person engaged by the owner to be the prime contractor, except that if there is more than one prime contractor employed on the project the notice must be given by the owner." - file for review, the Notice of Project package as submitted to WorkSafe BC, prior to commencing the construction of the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel. 
 

Compliance tool used: Information Request (IR)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

File for review, with regard to the commencement of construction of the Burnaby Mountain tunnel, the Notice of Project package as submitted to WorkSafe BC, as required by WSBC Provincial OHS Regulation Part 22: Underground Workings, s 22.6 Notice of Project.

Due date: 2021-04-30

Date closed: 2021-04-29
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 - Information Request - 2 - Contractors Hazard Risk Registry (CHRR) or Unified Hazard Risk Registry (UHRR)

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Per the Trans Mountain Expansion Project's (TMEP) contractors requirements, a Contractors Hazard Risk Registry (CHRR) is required to be developed, submitted and maintained. TMEP then combines the individual CHRR's into the project wide Unified Hazard Risk Registry (UHRR).  

Compliance tool used: Information Request (IR)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

File for review, the latest version of the CHRR and or UHRR, applicable to March 2021 operations at Burnaby Mountain Terminal or Westridge Marine Terminal.

Due date: 2021-04-30

Date closed: 2021-04-28
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 - Information Request - 3 - High Voltage/ ARC Flash prevention and protection AND the electrical isolation procedures as applied to the Tunnel Boring Machine's tethered power supply.

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Inspection Officer observed the 12.5 kV electrical supply system to be used to power the tunnel boring machine and it's associated operations.

Compliance tool used: Information Request (IR)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

File for review, the applicable and comprehensive high voltage isolation, ARC flash prevention program or procedures, inclusive to lock-out/tag-out and isolation of the applicable electrical conductor and cables - as used to power the Tunnel Boring Machine.

Due date: 2021-05-26

Date closed: 2021-05-27
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 4 - General Observations - 1 - Westridge Terminal & Tunnel Boring Machine

Date & time of visit: 2021-05-05 08:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General Observations - Westridge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and General Site Inspection

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 5 - General Observations - 2 - Burnaby Terminal

Date & time of visit: 2021-05-06 08:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General Observations - 2 - Burnaby Terminal Construction Activities


 

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 6 - Corrected Non-Compliance(CNC) - 1 - Covid-19 prevention and protection

Date & time of visit: 2021-05-05 10:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

A worker was observed to be within 2 meters working distance, inside an enclosed equipment space with another worker, while not correctly wearing the required Covid-19 prevention mask.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Inspection Officer spoke directly with Trans Mountain Safety upon observation, and the behavior was corrected immediately.

Due date: 2021-05-05

Date closed: 2021-05-19
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 7 - IAMC - Indigenous Monitor Observations

Date & time of visit: 2021-05-05 08:30

Discipline: Indigenous Monitoring

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Facility:

Observations:

2021-05-06 Westridge Marine Terminal

Eagle nest 150m outside fence line on the upper NW side
- Monitoring by a Wildlife Resource Specialist is required for any works conducted within 140 m of the nest.
- There is a 40 m buffer in place that is a permanent no disturbance buffer.

Caps and screens on all exposed drainage pipes on retaining walls to prevent swallow nesting

207.4 noise exceedance week prior to CVA – notice of non-compliance sent
     -Corrective action taken – reduced to 206.0

1 area of potential archeological sensitivity along historical shore line (underneath train tracks)

No work happening in the area until August – Arch monitor will be present

Chance find procedure training given through 3 levels of Environmental training and at toolbox training -
     - Level of training depends on role on site
     - Everyone entering onsite gets level one

New method of treating grout being tested to reduce amount of spoil and to use recycled water for grout making process
     - Water extracted from grout to make spoil lighter
     – Extracted water is recycled and used again to make more grout
     – Excess water is treated and released on site

2021-05-07 Burnaby Mountain Terminal

Tour of site given to IAMC IM by Environmental Lead and TM IM

Frequent bear activity on NE side of the terminal

Red tailed hawks nesting just outside fence line on upper NW side

Soil removed from 3 separate areas of archeological sensitivity for Stantec to screen
     - Moved to KFN No.2 while waiting for arch. permits from Sto:lo
     - Roughly 100 cubes removed
     - Excavated down to heritage layer soil level – extra soil was taken as a precaution
     - TM IM will be present for screening when permit is approved

SAR present on site – Red legged frog
     - Salvage conducted day prior to CVA
     -Salvaged frogs are relocated to pond on site

Water treatment plant on site
     - newly constructed 20,000 cubic meter storm water containment pond
     - storm water is treated in water treatment plant onsite
     - water that doesn’t meet discharge standards in sent through treatment again
     - can’t discharge any water higher than 20. NTU
     - treated water is discharged to onsite natural pond
     - water sensors are on various locations on site and linked to Environmental Lead cellphone
     - sensors monitor turbidity, pH, temperature and volume

 Request made for random IM report at the end of April for review
     - recevied report May 7, 2021
 

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