Construction and Compliance Update:
- Construction activity is occurring on all spreads and facilities. Please refer to Construction Progress Reports for details (below).
- On 6 September 2018, Enbridge notified the Board that it will employ a contingency crossing method at the Oak Creek # 1 watercourse crossing (A93908).
- On 31 August 2018, Enbridge filed updated pipeline Environmental Alignment Sheets, pursuant to Condition 6 of OC-063 (A93827).
- The latest Construction Progress Reports were filed by Enbridge for the Certificate and Order (31 August 2018 (Certificate) and 31 August 2018 (Order)).
- The NEB’s monthly summary of condition compliance filings and non-route variance applications was released on 15 August 2018.
- Enbridge recently reported two instances where areas identified as having an active nest were cleared/grubbed. Enbridge has taken corrective action as described in its Construction Progress Report, filed 31 August 2018. NEB Inspections Officers are currently following-up on the issue. For more information, please see the following condition filings:
Leave to Open Applications
- Enbridge has submitted three parts to its Leave to Open applications for the Hardisty Terminal (Part 1: 6 June 2018, Part 2: 28 June 2018, and Part 3: 14 August 2018).
NEB Pipeline Profiles:
- On the NEB website you can find information on all the major pipelines we regulate. Information includes: maps, key statistics, developments, utilization, reported daily throughputs, tolls and financial data.
- Click on Pipeline Profile for the list of pipelines, including Line 3.
Spread 7 Inspection:
- On 21-23 August 2018, NEB conducted an inspection on Spread 7 with an Indigenous Monitor. During the inspection, it was noted that the wetland boundaries were not properly defined. As a result an Inspection Officer Order was issued and work was stopped.
- The Order required Enbridge to develop and implement a plan to ensure that wetland boundaries were properly defined and marked by a qualified wetland subject matter expert.
- Enbridge has since completed all measures specified by the Order and a notice to resume work was issued on August 26, 2018.
- Further details are in these links:
Condition 17: Contingency Watercourse Crossing Method:
- On 7 September, Enbridge filed information regarding Condition 17. https://apps.neb-one.gc.ca/REGDOCS/Item/Filing/A93908
- This condition requires Enbridge to notify the Board when it will use a contingency watercourse crossing method rather than the proposed primary method.
- In the notification, Enbridge shall explain why the contingency method is being employed and provide a summary of the differences between the primary and contingency watercourse crossing methods.
- The information states that at the Oak Creek #1 watercourse crossing located in 7-16-1-WS-26, Enbridge has re-evaluated the feasibility of the planned open trench methodology and will use horizontal directional boring methodology instead.
Indigenous Advisory Committee under proposed new CER Act:
- The proposed Canadian Energy Regulator Act (update to NEB Act) requires the CER to establish an advisory committee with representatives from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis organizations. The purpose of the committee would be to enhance the involvement of Indigenous peoples and organizations in the CER’s safety and environmental oversight role.
- Currently NEB staff are working with NRCan to develop a plan to engage and co-develop this committee with Indigenous groups. We will keep the IAMC posted on any developments. Please note this advisory committee is different from the CEAA advisory committee which Corey informed the IAMC about last month.
- Here is the current listing of Operation and Maintenance activities reported to the Board, occurring on or near Line 3. Please note, this list is limited to those that are reportable (i.e. meeting the reporting criteria), so there may be other activities that are being undertaken by the company.
|O&M-Internal||External Link||Company||Pipeline||Closest Populated Area||Start Date||Completion||Activity||Criteria for Reporting|
|OM2018-262||A92481||Enbridge||Enbridge Terminal||Sherwood Park, AB||13-Jul-18||31-Jan-19||Equipment Evaluation – Booster Pumps 43 & 44 in Edmonton Terminal||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-188||A91945||Enbridge||Line 3||Wawota, SK||13-Jun-18||31-Dec-18||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-186||A91939||Enbridge||Line 3||Wawota, SK||13-Jun-18||31-Dec-18||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-129||A91692||Enbridge||Line 3||Cypress River, MB||1-Jun-18||31-Dec-18||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-314||A93099||Enbridge||Line 2||Loreburn, SK||17-Aug-18||28-Feb-19||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-324||A93229||Enbridge Southern Lights||Line 13||Kennedy, SK||24-Aug-18||28-Feb-19||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Exposure of pipe surface 100m from rural residence|
|OM2018-338||A93401||Enbridge||Line 2||Loreburn, SK||6-Sep-18||31-Mar-19||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-368||not found||Enbridge||West Souris||Cromer, MB||18-Sep-18||30-Apr-19||Pipe Assessment @ Souris Station||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-385||A93815||Enbridge||Alberta Clipper (Line 67)||Cactus Lake, SK||1-Oct-18||30-Apr-19||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-166||A91840||Enbridge||Line 3||Hardisty, AB||7-Jun-18||31-Dec-18||ILI Tool Run & Repairs||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|
|OM2018-144||A91751||Enbridge||Line 3||Czar, AB||5-Jun-18||31-Dec-18||Integrity Dig||Ground Disturbance within 30m of wetland/waterbody|