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IN THE MATTER OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD ACT,
AN ORDER UNDER SECTION 51.1
On 6 May 2013, the undersigned National Energy Board inspection officer hereby notifies Rokstad Power Corporation that the hazardous or detrimental situation described on Order No. KAR-002-2013 has been remedied to the satisfaction of the inspection officer.
On 4 February 2013, Rokstad Power Corporation (Rokstad) received an Inspection Officer Order from the National Energy Board (the Board). To satisfy the conditions of the Order, Rokstad was ordered to develop and implement a safety procedure to ensure that excavation or construction work near a federally-regulated pipeline is performed in accordance with the National Energy Board Pipelines Crossing Regulations, Part I (the Regulations). The safety procedure had to provide for the following, at a minimum:
- Rokstad shall not excavate within 30 metres of a federally regulated pipeline or construct a facility above, below or along a federally-regulated pipeline (hereafter referred to as the "Work" unless it is in compliance with the Regulations.
- Rokstad shall contact the pipeline company directly or via BC One Call prior to commencing any Work.
- Rokstad shall obtain all necessary written permissions from the pipeline company before commencing Work. Rokstad shall make sure that it understands the conditions and instructions set out in the written permissions and is able to comply with them.
- In the event of a modification to the Work for which permission from the pipeline company has been obtained, Rokstad shall communicate the modification to the pipeline company and validate that the pipeline company's permission remains applicable to the Work, as modified.
- Rokstad shall follow up to identify and remedy any deficiencies in the procedures, Rokstad shall verify the successful implementation of the procedure to avoid future unauthorized activities.
On 25 March 2013, in response to Inspection Officer Order KAR-002-2013, Rokstad reported on its safety practices in a document it filed titled Rokstad Power Corporation – Ground Disturbance – Code of Practice. The procedures are designed to promote safe practices when undertaking excavation or construction activities near federally-regulated pipelines, in accordance with the Regulations.
The Board's Inspection Officer has reviewed the document and notes that if the safety procedures are implemented and complied with as described in Rokstad's Code of Practice mentioned above, and if all provisions of the Regulations are observed, Rokstad will, in the future, avoid non-compliance with the National Energy Board Act and the Regulations.The Board's Inspection Officer is satisfied that Rokstad is now familiar with the Regulations and that it has a safe work procedure in place. The Board's Inspection Officer finds that the conditions of the Order have been satisfied. Accordingly, Inspection Officer Order KAR-002-2013 is hereby lifted.
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