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NEB evaluates emergency exercise

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World Pipelines,

The National Energy Board (NEB) will oversee a full-scale marine deployment emergency exercise at the Kinder Morgan Canada Westridge Marine Terminal (Westridge) in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Emergency exercises are a regulatory requirement that all NEB-regulated companies are required to conduct. The NEB expects companies to be capable of responding effectively should an emergency occur. Assessment of the company’s capability to respond to an emergency under real world conditions reflects the NEB’s mandate to actively monitor compliance with regulatory requirements through the life of all NEB-approved projects.

The NEB will take enforcement action should non-compliance occur during the exercise.

This exercise is unrelated to the current TransMountain Expansion project application currently under NEB review. Emergency exercise oversight is part of the NEB’s lifecycle regulatory role.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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