CALGARY, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Beginning immediately, Canadians will be able to access National Energy Board (NEB) pipeline company field inspection reports online from November 26th forward. This initiative reflects the NEB's mandate of openness and accountability to Canadians.
NEB Inspection reports will be available online within six weeks of the inspection taking place to ensure that information is accurate, informative and translated into both of Canada's official languages. The reports will include detailed findings, outcomes and any enforcement and compliance action taken by NEB Inspection Officers.
The NEB will not hesitate to take enforcement action if a company is found to be in non-compliance with regulatory requirements.
- From 2014 to date, the NEB has issued 17 Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP's) totaling $811,300.00 to companies not in compliance with the Board's regulations.
- The NEB regulates 2,117 energy facilities and 73,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada.
- In 2014, Canada's NEB regulated pipeline network transported 1.27 billion barrels of hydrocarbon products (crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids).
"The NEB is opening up to be more transparent and to help Canadians better understand what we do every day to ensure pipeline safety," said NEB Chair and CEO Peter Watson.
Inspection Reports are posted on the NEB web site at: www.neb-one.gc.ca
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE National Energy Board
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