National Energy Board releases enforcement review decisions
February 12, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board
The National Energy Board (NEB) has issued decisions regarding two Notices of Violation issued to Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge). The NEB took enforcement action against Enbridge for the company’s apparent failure to fulfill NEB conditions of approval at its Plains Wascana Tank 80 (Wascana) facility and Edmonton to Hardisty pipeline project.
On March 6, 2015, and March 26, 2015 the NEB issued two administrative monetary penalties (AMP) to Enbridge. A $64,000 penalty (AMP-006-2015) was issued regarding the Wascana matter; and a further $40,000 penalty (AMP 007-2015) was issued regarding Edmonton to Hardisty pipeline project, respectively.
NEB Decisions Summary
- Based on written submissions, the NEB decided that the AMP Officer did not establish, on a balance of probabilities, that the company committed the violation. Accordingly, the $64,000 penalty (AMP-006-2015) is rescinded.
- Based on written submissions, the NEB decided that the AMP Officer did not establish, on a balance of probabilities, that the company committed the violation. Accordingly, the $40,000 penalty (AMP-007-2015) is rescinded.
NEB Compliance and Enforcement
- In July 2013, the NEB was granted the legislative authority to issue administrative monetary penalties.
- Since May 2014, the NEB has issued 18 administrative monetary penalties, the details of which are posted on the Compliance and Enforcement section of the NEB’s website
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.
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