Canada’s National Energy Board has launched a web page that enables viewers to track compliance with pipeline approval conditions.
NEB said more than 3,200 approval conditions and their respective completion status are now available “in a simplified and searchable format.”
NEB has always tracked, monitored, and conducted enforcement action following project approval, and all records have been retained and updated as compliance measures or enforcement is conducted.
From application to abandonment, company compliance with conditions is monitored through field inspections, company audits, compliance meetings, emergency response exercise evaluation, and emergency procedure manual review.
NEB said company emergency procedures manuals will be online by Sept. 30.
“It is the NEB’s firm belief that Canadians deserve to have increased access to regulatory information,” said Peter Watson, NEB chairman and chief executive officer. “We have made significant strides toward increased transparency and we will continue to seek new and innovative ways to increase our foundation of openness.”