Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2021-461 - Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.


Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2021-461
Start date: 2020-08-13
End date: 2020-08-14


Regulated company: Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.

Operating company: Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.

Province(s) / Territory(s):


Rationale and scope:

Field inspection of abandonment activities

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details


Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Regulatory instrument number(s):

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observations

Date & time of visit: 2020-08-13 09:15

Discipline: Safety Management




Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - CNC #1 Equipment Daily Log/PASO Checks

Date & time of visit: 2020-08-13 13:15

Discipline: Safety Management




During a review of the daily equipment log for an excavator being used on site it was noted that it was unclear whether the positive air shutoff (PASO) had been checked for functionality.  Following discussion with the operator and mechanic and a subsequent test of the PASO, it was confirmed to be functional. M&NP/Enbridge representatives further explained the requirement to the contractor that it is necessary to clearly identify that the PASO has been confirmed functional rather than just "present". 

The GTM Construction Safety Manual, as required under s.20 of the OPR establishes expectations for conducting equipment inspections.  These inspections need to be recorded within the forms as intended, clearly identifying what was included in the inspection and whether there were any issues identified.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Action was completed at the time of inspection.  The company site representatives provided direction to contract personnel regarding adequate completion of daily inspection logs to clarify the completion of functional checks of positive air shutoff.

Due date: 2020-08-13

Date closed: 2020-08-13
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