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Canadian Energy Regulator Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations of Pipeline Companies

Version of section 8 from 2016-06-19 to 2020-03-15:

Marginal note:Inspections and field observations

 The pipeline company must

  • (a) carry out any inspections that are necessary to ensure the pipeline’s continued safety and security during an activity that causes a ground disturbance within the prescribed area;

  • (b) inspect all exposed pipe prior to any backfilling over a pipe to ensure that no damage to the pipe has occurred; and

  • (c) in respect of any inspection carried out under paragraphs (a) and (b), make field observations relating to

    • (i) if a pipe was exposed, the clearance between the pipe and the facility and the condition of the pipe at the time of backfilling over the pipe,

    • (ii) the compliance with the measures set out in the National Energy Board Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations,

    • (iii) the method used to engage in the activity that caused a ground disturbance, and

    • (iv) the occurrence of any unusual events that are related to the construction or activity and that may have had an effect on the pipeline’s safety or security.

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