CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – The National Energy Board (NEB) has released the results of a pre-construction audit of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. showing the company has a plan in place to manage safety and environmental protection during construction of its Line 3 Replacement Project. The pre-construction audit report, released today, assessed whether Enbridge’s documentation, processes and activities met NEB requirements.
The pre-construction audit involved more than two months of document review and on-site activities, including extensive interviews with company employees and review of internal documents that describe company procedures, training materials, and staff responsibilities. The audit was carried out from April to July 2017.
NEB staff have completed more than a dozen compliance verification activities for the Line 3 Replacement Project to date, including on-site inspections, a review of the construction safety manual and meetings with the company.
Enbridge began construction of the new Line 3 Pipeline in August, 2017. The project is expected to go into service in 2019.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the public interest with safety as its primary concern. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.