On 20 September, the National Energy Board (NEB) took part in a full-scale emergency response exercise at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby terminal in Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada) and at the Incident Command Post in Coquitlam.
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The exercise is a requirement under a condition of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project approval and the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations. The NEB requires that companies maintain an emergency management programme to effectively respond to an emergency that could adversely affect property, the environment, or the safety of workers or the public.
This exercise includes deployment of personnel with equipment to the exercise site, and tests the company’s ability to respond to an emergency and work effectively with first responders. NEB Inspection Officers were onsite at the Incident Command Post and at the Burnaby terminal to observe, evaluate and participate in the emergency response exercise. As with all full-scale emergency response exercises the NEB evaluates, the evaluation of the exercise will be posted on the NEB’s website within 90 days.
Assessment of the company’s capability to respond to an emergency, under realistic conditions, reflects one aspect of the NEB’s mandate to actively monitor compliance with regulatory requirements through the life of a project.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/22092017/neb-carries-out-emergency-response-exercise-in-british-columbia/