National Energy Board to order publication of emergency response programs

    September 8, 2016

    The National Energy Board (NEB) has launched a 30-day public consultation that will solicit input into a draft Board Order directing pipeline companies to publish their emergency management programs by March 31, 2017. The consultation is open to all Canadians.

    Emergency response transparency is an NEB priority and the latest consultation initiative follows an April 5, 2016 Board Order (MO-006-2016) that directed companies to post emergency procedures manuals online by September 30, 2016.

    NEB-regulated companies are required under legislation to have emergency management programs in place to anticipate, prevent, manage and mitigate emergencies. The NEB will not hesitate to take enforcement action should a company fail to adhere to regulatory requirements.

    Emergency Management Programs must include:

    - Policy and Commitment
    - Goals and Objectives
    - Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls
    - Stakeholder Liaison to Prepare for Emergencies
    - Continuing Education
    - Training and Exercises
    - Incident Management System

    Canadians can participate in the online web page until October 11, 2016.

    National Energy Board