Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2223-225 - Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd.


Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2223-225
Start date: 2022-10-11
End date: 2022-10-13


Regulated company: Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd.

Operating company: Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd.

Province(s) / Territory(s):


Related events:

Rationale and scope:

Environmentally focused field inspection of Foothills Pipe lines (South BC) Ltd. - Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project.&nbsp;A 32 km single loop of (NPS) 48&quot;&nbsp;pipeline to transport natural gas is being developed to loop the existing British Columbia Mainline and the Foothills South B.C. Pipeline (Elko Section). Inspection will assess field implementation of construction, environmental protection plan (EPP) and associated resource specific plans. This Project is noted to have&nbsp;specific attention paid to erosion and sediment controls due to the mountainous topography associated with the area.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details


Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - CNC - Waste Segregation

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-11 15:15

Discipline: Environmental Protection




During the inspection of the construction yard located near Morrisey, BC, the inspection team observed the waste bins to have poorly segregated materials. Examples of this include: 

- Water bottles and other recyclable drink containers placed in the domestic waste bin 
- A large, torn up tire in the domestic waste bin 


Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

The Company is instructed to remove the non-segregated materials from the domestic waste bin and organize the bins in such a way that it meets the requirements of the Waste Management Plan, specifically removing the recyclable bottles/cans, and tire fragments, from the domestic waste bin and be placed in the appropriately labelled bins.  

Due date: 2022-10-14

Date closed: 2022-10-14
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 - General Observations

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-12 12:00

Discipline: Environmental Protection




During the course of a two (2) day field inspection on the Project, the inspecting officer was able to observe several aspects of construction. The following general observations were made:


Temporary Work Space (TWS) and Access Control
Erosion and Sediment Controls (ESC) Watercourses
Wetlands Wildlife and Plants

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