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Enbridge Pipelines Inc. - NEB Response to Corrective Action Plan for National Energy Board - Order SO-E101-001-2013 [PDF 990 KB]

File OF-Surv-FIns-E101 2011
2 May 2013

Mr. Al Monaco
Chief Executive Officer
Enbridge Pipeline Inc.
3000 Fifth Avenue Place
425 - 1st Street S.W.
Calgary, AB  T2P 3L8
Facsimile 403-231-3920

Dear Mr. Monaco:

Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) - Corrective Action Plan for National Energy Board (the Board) - Order SO-E101-001-2013

On 15 March 2013, the Board issued Order SO-E101-001-2013 (the Order) directing Enbridge to file a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) by 15 April 2013, to address non-compliances with CSA Standard Z662-11 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems (CSA Z662-11) Clause and with the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 subsection 12(a) at its pump stations. Enbridge filed the CAP on 15 April 2013 as per the Order.

Enbridge’s CAP provides the locations, timelines and details of the work to be completed for all its stations and terminals the Board regulates, as required by condition 1 of the Order. Corrective actions are currently in progress and Enbridge is proposing to complete all of the work by 31 December 2016. On 2 May 2013, Enbridge confirmed to the Board that the installation of the emergency shut-down push-buttons to comply with CSA Z662-11 clause at all its pump stations was completed. Enbridge also indicated that the installation and implementation of the alternate sources of power will be completed in a 3-stage approach by the end of 2016. Fifty-three pump stations will be completed by 2014, another 49 pump stations and terminals by 2015 and the last 26 stations and terminals by 2016. Enbridge has also included in its CAP the corrective actions designed to correct the systemic deficiencies that led to the current non-compliances, as per condition 1 of the Order.

The Board is satisfied that the CAP proposed by Enbridge is reasonable considering the magnitude of the work required to address the non-compliances and as such, Enbridge has met condition 1 of the Order. The Board reminds Enbridge that condition 2 of the Order directs Enbridge to provide to the Board detailed updates at the completion of each identified stage of its CAP.

The Board notes that Enbridge currently has multiple applications under review by the Board. A decision made to approve this CAP does not imply these applications will be approved and does not in any way limit the ability of the Board to impose additional conditions on these applications, should they be approved in the future.

Note that on 10 April 2013, the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 were amended by the Regulations Amending the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 and were renamed the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations. Section 12 was not amended and therefore the requirements have not changed since the Order was issued.

Should you have any questions, please contact Sheri Young, Secretary of the Board, at 403-221-3496.

Yours truly,

Sheri Young
Secretary of the Board

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