Reports on Compliance and Enforcement

Below are searchable tables of reports on the work we do to check that companies are meeting requirements and the work we are doing to enforce those requirements. We take great care in making sure we enforce requirements in a manner that is fair predictable, consistent, timely, and transparent. Learn more about compliance and enforcement at the CER, our Enforcement Policy, and the tools available to enforce requirements.



Compliance verification activity reports

We go out in the field regularly to follow up with companies and to check that our regulations are being met. These regulations are there to protect people, property, and the environment. These reports are produced from field inspections and emergency response exercises that we do with companies. We’ll list whether we’ve issued a corrected non-compliance or a notice of non-compliance to a company in these reports.

  • Corrected non-compliance (CNC): This is issued for a noncompliance corrected during an inspection activity. The non-compliance must be addressed to the satisfaction of the inspection officer before the officer completes the site inspection (before the close out meeting.
  • Notice of non-compliance (NNC): If a company needs more time to address a noncompliance, the inspection officer issues what we call a notice of non-compliance.
Warning letters

We use warning letters in two ways: to let others know that a non-compliance still hasn’t been addressed and as a reminder about what may happen if the non-compliance happens again.

  • A reminder: Sometimes we may need to let others know that a non-compliance is not being addressed. This helps us generate the action necessary to help a company return to compliance. Warning letters can be sent to senior company officials or third parties.
  • A warning: We may also want to remind a company about how serious a non-compliance is, or was if they’ve already addressed it. The letter will warn of other enforcement action we may take if it happens again.

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Warning Letters
Recipient Description Documents
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Non-compliance with s.47.2 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations 2020-09-10
Warning Letter
Individual Non-compliance with the Canada Energy Regulator Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations 2020-08-27
Warning Letter
Portal Municipal Gas Company of Canada Non-compliance with ss. 6.6 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations 2019-09-26
Warning Letter
Canada Border Services Agency Non-compliance with ss. 6.2 and 6.6 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations 2019-09-26
Warning Letter
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Non-compliance with ss. 6.6(1) of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations 2019-03-22
Warning Letter
AltaGas Limited Non-compliance with ss. 6.6(1) of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations 2019-01-22
Warning Letter
Preet Excavating Ltd. Non-compliance with the Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part I and Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations 2018-10-16
Warning Letter
Surerus Murphy Joint Venture Non-compliance with the NEB Act and Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations 2018-10-16
Warning Letter
City of Medicine Hat Non-compliances with ss. 112(1) of the NEB Act, with the Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part  I and Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations 2018-04-18
Warning Letter
Potton Township Non-compliance with ss. 112(1) of the NEB Act and ss. 6(b) of the Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part I 2017-01-27
Warning Letter
Individual Non-compliance with ss. 112(1)(2) of the NEB Act and ss. 6(b) of the Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part I 2017-01-27
Warning Letter
Forty Mile Gas Coop Ltd. Failure to comply with conditions of Abandonment Order ZO-F073-003-2013 2015-09-08
Warning Letter
Canada Border Services Agency Non-compliance to ss. 6.2 and 6.6 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations for 2013 and 2014 2015-09-02
Warning Letter
Inspection officer orders

An order issued by an inspection officer is a tool we may use to ensure company takes prompt action. A breach of an inspection officer order is a punishable offence and could mean fines, imprisonment, or both.

We may require a company to:

  • immediately suspend work
  • stop (cease) the operation or activity
  • complete special measures or terms

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Inspection Officer Orders
Number Related
Documents
Last Updated
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Recipient Region/
Facility
Description

SLM-001-2021

  2021-11-03 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Surrey, BC Inadequate erosion and sediment control.

AK-001-2021

  2021-10-08 Twin Rivers Paper Company Edmundson, NB Failure to demonstrate compliance with certificate condition.

MEL-001-2021

  2021-10-08 Manitoba Hydro McAuley, MB Company was required to immediately notify affected persons of potential hazards and temporary safety measures for agricultural activities following incident. In addition, the company was required to complete a depth of cover survey for all agricultural lands on the Minell Pipeline right of way.
DRP-002-2021 (Amended) 2021-09-02 Trans Mountain Pipelines Laidlaw, BC Failure to demonstrate adequate contractor oversight and compliance with certificate conditions.
LMR-001-2021 2021-06-08 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Mirabel, Québec Failure to maintain a facility in accordance with deactivation requirements
DLB-001-2021 2021-06-18 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Alberta and BC Contractor oversight during nesting bird restricted period
BW-001-2021 2021-04-15 Alliance Pipeline Ltd. Calgary (AB) Not meeting requirements in their Corrective and Preventative Action Plan related to their 2018/19 Integrity Program audit.
DRP-001-2021 2021-03-11 Express Pipeline Ltd. Hardisty, AB Missing labels on isolation points/valves and drawings which is not in conformance with the company’s equipment naming standard
DM-001-2021 2021-02-02 Many Islands Pipe Lines (Canada) Limited Pierceland Supply Expansion Project Failure to provide certification of worker supplied breathing air quality
SLM-001-2020 2020-12-10 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Burnaby, BC Not following the Trans Mountain COVID-19 Response Plan
LH-001-2020 2021-01-05 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Lower Mainland region, BC Not following the Trans Mountain COVID-19 Response Plan
RRW-001-2020 (Amendment No. 1) 2021-07-06 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Edmonton, AB Trans Mountain incident involving SA Energy Group
JJD-1-2012 2012-07-11 Montreal Pipe Line Ltd. Pumping Station, St. Césaire (QC) Release of hydrovac slurry
JJD-2-2012 2012-10-05 Vantage Pipeline Vantage Pipeline Project Unauthorized construction activities
JJD-3-2012 2013-01-11 Vantage Pipeline Vantage Pipeline Kangaroo Rat areas 1 & 5 Work taking place in contradiction of conditions of original Certificate
MJS-003-2012 2013-04-15 City of Boucherville Montreal PipeLines Limited (MPLL) pipeline, Boucherville (QC) Improper contractor oversight
MJS-004-2012 2013-01-15 Les Entreprises Nord-Construction Montreal PipeLines Limited (MPLL) pipeline, Boucherville (QC) Unauthorized activities on pipeline right-of-way
TS-01-2012 2013-02-19 Westcoast Energy Ltd (Spectra Energy Transmission Ltd) Pine River Gas Plant, Hasler Flats (BC) Uncontained disposal of hydrovac waste
KAR-001-2013 2013-05-30 BC Hydro Trans Mountain ULC and Westcoast Energy Inc. / Spectra Energy Transmission pipelines (BC) Unauthorized activities
KAR-002-2013 2013-05-06 Rokstad Power Corp. Trans Mountain pipeline (BC) Unauthorized activities
KF-001-2013 2013-11-19 NOVA Gas Transmission North Central Corridor (AB) Pipeline rupture / restriction on Return to Service
KF-002-2013 2013-12-10 NOVA Gas Transmission Flat Lake Lateral Loop (AB) Pipeline rupture / restriction on Return to Service
LMR-001-2013 2013-01-22 Vantage Pipeline Spread B (SK) Inadequate buffers/ vehicle crossings for watercourse
NNM-001-2013 2013-10-18 Vantage Pipeline Spread D (SK) Inadequate implementation of the construction inspection program
SR-001-2013 2013-04-18 Canadian Natural Resources The Knappen Border Pipeline and Associated Facilities owned by DR Four Beat Energy Corp. Does not meet pipeline regulations
DWL-001-2014 2014-08-28 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 3 Replacement Project, Cromer (MB) Failure to comply with a term or condition of any certificate, license, permit, leave or exemption granted under the NEB Act
KAR-001-2014 2015-05-20 Landowner Canada Unauthorized excavation activity
KAR-002-2014 2014-11-26 Landowner Canada Unauthorized excavation activity
KF-001-2014 2014-10-03 NOVA Gas Transmission Limited Buffalo Creek West Resricted pressure increase
DRA-1-2015 2015-11-25 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. 460118.18E, 6355403.14N Non-compliance with Project Environmental Protection Plan
RCT-1-2015 2015-11-30 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) British Columbia INC2015-138 – Release of a toxic substance (amine) at the Pine River Gas Plant
RRW-001-2015 2015-12-09 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Kobes Creek Booster Station (BC) Inability to demonstrate that the overhead cranes are safe to operate.
SCB-001-2015 2015-05-21 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Fort Nelson Gas Plant (BC) Inability to demonstrate that there are a sufficient number of qualified workers to safely conduct operations
GC-001-2016 2016-11-23 TransCanada PipeLines Limited Kingston Meter Station (ON) Wall thickness value for blasting the pipe
SLM-001-2017   2017-08-24 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) High Pine Expansion Project (BC) Access bridges, Riparian Management Areas, sediment and erosion control
SLM-002-2017 2017-08-27 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) High Pine Expansion Project (BC) Bridges, watercourses
RRW-001-2017 2017-09-13 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) High Pine Expansion Project (BC) Pipe handling, hauling and stringing
RRW-002-2017 2017-09-29 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) High Pine Expansion Project (BC) Pipe handling, hauling and stringing
TC-001-2018 2018-07-13 Centra Transmission Holdings Tribes Rock Replacement Project, Ontario Project design and construction not following OPR and CSA
JFB-001-2018 2018-08-22 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) High Pine Expansion Project (BC) Sediment and erosion control issues at watercourses
AML-001-2018 2018-08-26 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 3 Replacement Program Inability to demonstrate appropriate buffers are in place for wetlands
NB-001-2018
(Amendment No. 1)
  2018-10-23 Westcoast Energy Inc. Prince George (BC) Amendment No. 1 issued to extend Restricted Operating Pressure (ROP) to entire Line 2 (previously specific to Segment 4A on Line 2), and to modify timeline for implementation of overpressure protection
NB-001-2018
(Amendment No. 2)
2018-12-10 Westcoast Energy Inc. Prince George (BC) Overpressure protection system of the NPS 36 Line 2 set as required

Pressure reduction of the NPS 30 Mainline and NPS 36 loop

Amendment No. 2 issued to modify Restricted Operating Pressure and timeline for implementation of overpressure protection
AML-002-2018 2018-12-02 NOVA Gas Transmission Limited North Montney Project, Chetwynd, BC Environmental activities
MMO-001-2018 2018-12-02 NOVA Gas Transmission Limited North Montney Project, Chetwynd, BC Wetlands mitigation activities
NB-001-2018 (Amendment No. 3) 2019-11-28 Westcoast Energy Inc. Prince George, BC Amendment No.3 issued to temporarily increase Restricted Operating Pressure from Station 2 to Station 9 from 85% to 88% of respective segment’s 60 day high pressure prior to the incident until February 28, 2019.
LJP-001-2019 2019-03-22 Trans Northern Pipelines Inc. Long Sault, ON Remediation activities
MP-001-2019 2019-11-06 Trans Northern Pipelines Inc. Ontario Deficiencies in the Environmental Remediation & Contaminated Sites Management Program
JJD-001-2019 2019-08-28 Trans Northern Pipelines Inc. Belleville pump station, Ontario Repairs required to the swale system for water surface management
MP-002-2019 2019-11-12 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Richmond Hill, Ontario Insufficient information provided in an Information Request on contaminated sites
TH-001-2019
  • Notice of Measures to be Taken
2019-12-18 TC Energy Calgary (AB) Lock-out-tag-out (LOTO) naming and tagging inconsistencies
HCA-001-2020 2020-02-06 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. North Montney Mainline Project, Spread 1, Chetwynd, BC Multiple non-compliances and/or hazards to the environment, including observations within the Peace Moberly Tract (PMT), a unique, environmentally sensitive area of great significance to local indigenous communities
BL-001-2020 2020-07-27 Landowner Ontario Report of unauthorized activity on Line 10
RRW-001-2020   2020-10-30 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Edmonton, Alberta Trans Mountain shall ensure that contracting company, SA Energy Group, immediately cease use and operation of trench boxes until it can demonstrate that they can be used, assembled and disassembled safely. Trans Mountain shall undertake a root cause analysis of the fatality and identify and implement corrective and preventive actions.
Commission orders and directions

If we’re having trouble bringing a company into compliance with other tools or we need to address a specific safety or environmental concern, we may issue an order or letter of direction from the Commission. They can be issued at any time and may contain measures a company must take to address issues or non-compliances. A breach of a commission order or direction is a punishable offence and could mean fines, imprisonment, or both.

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CER Letter and Order
Order
Number
Related
Documents
Last Updated
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Recipient Region/
Facility
Description
SG-C293-01-2011 2012-09-18 Centra Transmission Holdings Ltd. Birmingham (MI), USA Non-compliance with Board Order
SG-T201-002-2011 2011-10-28 TransCanada PipeLines Limited, on behalf of Trans Québec & Maritimes Pipeline Line 2000 Pipeline anomalies
SO-E102-002-2011 2013-13-22 Enbridge Pipeline (NW) Inc. Norman Wells to Zama Pipeline (Line 21), at Willow Lake River (NT) Release of crude oil
SO-P384-004-2011 2011-12-01 Plains Midstream Canada Milk River (AB) and the Wascana (SK) crude oil mainlines Issues from 2009 audit
OF-Surv-Gen 01 2012-08-24 Enbridge Pipeline Inc. Edmonton (AB) NEB to inspect Control Centre
SG-C293-002-2012 2014-06-11 Centra Transmission Holdings Ltd. Birmingham (MI), USA Non-compliance with Board Order
SG-W102-001-2012 2012-09-18 Westcoast Energy Inc. carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Nig Creek Pipeline (BC) Pipeline rupture
SO-K077-005-2012 2012-12-21 Kinder Morgan Cochin Pipeline System Stress Corrosion Cracking failure on US system
SO-T241-002-2012 2014-06-04 TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada) on behalf of TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Limited (Keystone) Portage La Prairie, Rapid City, Moosomin and Richardson (MB, SK) Lack of alternate power source for pump stations
CO-001-2013 2013-10-18 Imperial Oil Resources Ltd. Norman Wells Production Facility (NT) Flowline Leaks
SG-D081-01-2013 2014-04-15 DR Four Beat Energy Corp. Knappen Border Pipeline and associated facilities (AB) Failure to file an Emergency Procedures Manual; inadequate emergency signage and contact information
SG-N081-001-2013 2014-12-18 TransCanada PipeLines Limited NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Grande Prairie Mainline Loop (Elmworth Section) (AB) Pipeline anomaly
SG-N081-004-2013 & SG-N081-005-2013 2013-12-20 NOVA Gas Transmission NPS 8 Mitsue Lateral and NPS 6 Ukaltal Lateral (AB) Gas Leaks
SG-N081-006-2013 2013-12-20 NOVA Gas Transmission NPS 24 North Lateral Extension Loop (AB) Gas Leak
SG-T211-003-2013 2013-08-30 TransCanada PipeLines Limited Compressor stations (ON, SK, AB) Incidents involving a fire or an explosion in compressor/meter stations in 2009, 2011 and 2012
OA-1204-003-2013 2013-02-15 Husky Oil Operations Ltd. Husky Little Bear wells and facilities (NT) Health and safety issues at work camp
SO-E101-001-2013 2013-05-02 Enbridge Pipeline Inc. System wide Emergency back-up power and push button shut down keypads at pump stations
SO-E101-002-2013 2013-05-23 Enbridge Pipeline Inc. System wide Cracking incidents
SO-E101-003-2013 2013-06-17 Enbridge Pipeline Inc. Edmonton Control Room Regulatory requirements
SO-E101-004-2013 2013-06-03 Enbridge Pipeline Inc. Edmonton Terminal (AB) Overpressure incidents
SO-T217-003-2013 2013-08-29 Trans-Northern Pipelines Return to Full Pressure from Montreal to Farran’s Point Integrity Management Program - Application to Increase Pressure Pursuant to Safety Order SO-T217-03-2010
SO-T260-005-2013 2014-10-24 Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. Trans Mountain Pipeline NPS 24 Mainline - Liquids Leak
GPLO-C298-003-2014 2014-04-21 Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Ladyfern Pipeline (AB) Unsupervised hydrostatic test
OC-062-2015 2015-01-23 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Edmonton to Hardisty Pipeline Project (AB) Application for a Variance of the Certificate to Allow for Modifications to the Project Specifications
OPLO-K077-004-2014 2014-07-16 Kinder Morgan Elmore, Saskatchewan, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Portion Cochin Pipeline System Reversal Project
SG-N081-001-2014 2021-02-01 NOVA Gas Transmission Canada Restriction on return to service
SG-T211-002-2014 2020-11-03 TransCanada Pipelines Limited Canadian Mainline Line 100-4 at MLV 2 + 3.3 km near Burstall (SK) Engineering Evaluation for Temporary Pressure Reduction Relaxation
SG-W102-003-2014 2014-05-28 Westcoast Energy Inc. carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Nig Creek Pipeline (BC) Gas release
SO-P384-001-2014 2014-03-17 Plains Midstream Canada Milk River (AB) and the Wascana (SK) crude oil mainlines Pressure restriction on oil mainline
M0-066-2015 2015-11-12 Enbridge Pipelines (NW) Inc. British Columbia Requesting Approval to Modify Two Requirements Of Safety Order SO-E102-002-2011, as Amended Revision to NEB Letter Dated 16 November 2015 and Order Approved 12 November 2015
SG-N081-001-2015 2015-05-21 NOVA Gas Transmission Western AB System Mainline, Airdrie (AB) Change of Class Location
SG-W102-002-2015 2016-07-15 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Canada Address a number of concerns with respect to the operations at Westcoast’s processing plants and facilities
SO-P384-001-2015 2015-01-15 Plains Midstream Canada ULC Canada 2010 Operational Audit - Implementation of Safety Management and Environmental Protection Program Corrective Actions
Letter 2015-03-04 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project, Westover to Montreal Terminal Request for information on use of Non-Disclosure Agreements regarding Emergency Information
Letter [PDF]
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Letter
2015-05-02   Non-Disclosure Agreements for Emergency Procedures Manuals  
MO-020-2016 2016-05-24 TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. (AB) Field Inspection, Environmental Protection CVA 1516-431
SO-P384-001-2016 2016-02-11 Plains Midstream Canada ULC Ontario Windsor Sarnia Pipeline Reactivation
Order MO-011-2012 (Order)
Plains’ Final Reports pursuant to Conditions 4, 5 and 6 of the Order
AO-001-SO-T217-03-2010 2021-06-11 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc Canada Overpressure and Pipeline Exposure Incidents
XG-C357-09-2010 2014-08-07 Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. Ojay Pipeline Variance to Order XG-C357-009-2010. Failure to comply with Condition 15 of Order XG-C357-09-2010
XO-T260-009-2013 2014-05-08 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Kinder Morgan Canada) Edmonton (AB) Order XO-T260-009-2013 - Leave to Open Application
XG-N081-021-2013 2014-04-28 NOVA Gas Transmission Musreau Lake West Receipt Meter Station Order XG-N081-021-2013 - NGTL Application for Leave to Open
OF-Surv-Inc-2012 81 2012-09-07 Westcoast Energy Inc. carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Nig Creek Pipeline (BC) Pipeline rupture / restriction on Return to Service
OF-Surv-Inc-2013 110 2012-09-07 Westcoast Energy Inc. carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Nig Creek Pipeline (BC) Pipeline rupture / restriction on Return to Service
Letter Decision 2020-07-22 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Canada Commission’s decision to deny TNPI’s request for confidential treatment of Historical Spills, Leaks and Damage Incident Inventory Information
Audit reports

Once we finish an audit of a company we regulate, we publish a report and a letter closing the audit. We expect all companies to consider and review the findings in these reports and use them to improve their management systems.

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Audit Reports
Auditee Year of Program Audit Topic Documents Last Updated
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Kingston Midstream Westspur Limited 2021 Contaminated Site Management Audit Report
K103-2021-2022 01 [PDF]
2021-09-29
Enercapita Energy Ltd. 2020 Annual Report Audit Report
E284-2020-2021 0101 [PDF]
2021-04-13
Pembina Pipeline Corporation 2020 Annual Report Audit Report
P108-2020-2021-01 [PDF]
2021-04-08
Cenovus Energy Inc. 2020 Annual Report Audit Report
C933-2020-2021 01 [PDF]
2021-03-26
ARC Resources Limited (ARC) 2020 Annual Report Audit Report
A083-2020-2021 01 [PDF]
2021-03-26
Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) 2019 Contractor Oversight Audit Report
N081-2019-2020 0101 [PDF]
2021-01-11
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission 2019 Contractor Oversight Audit Report
W102-2019-2020 01 [PDF]
2020-07-31
Plains Midstream Canada ULC 2019 Control Room Management Audit Report
P384-2019-2020-01 [PDF]
2020-10-20
Trans Mountain Pipeline Canada ULC 2019 Contractor Oversight

Audit Report
T260-2019-2020-01 [PDF]

2021-04-21
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. 2019 Control Room Management Audit Report
T217-2019-2020 01 [PDF]
2020-03-25
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. 2018 Pre-Construction Compliance Audit Report
T241-2018-2019 01 [PDF]
2021-01-18
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. 2019 Control Room Management Audit Report
E101-2019-2020-01 [PDF]
2021-01-19
Veresen Energy Pipeline Incorporated 2018 Quality Assurance Program Audit Report
V044-2018-2019-01 [PDF]
2021-02-05
Montreal Pipe Line Limited 2018 Integrity Management Program Audit Report
M253-2018-2019-01 [PDF]
2019-02-19
AltaGas Holdings Inc. 2018 Quality Assurance Program Audit Report
A174-2018-2019-01 [PDF]
2020-05-08
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 2018 Integrity Management Program Audit Report
C298-2018-2019 01 [PDF]
2020-07-07
Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd. 2018 Quality Assurance Program Audit Report
E236-2018-2019-01 [PDF]
2018-12-18
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. 2018 Integrity Management Program Audit Report
A159-2018-2019-01 [PDF]
2019-06-26
Tundra Energy Marketing Limited – Westspur Pipelines Limited 2017 Emergency Management Program Audit Report
T309-2017-2018 01 [PDF]
2018-06-26
Many Islands Pipe Lines (Canada) Limited 2017 Hazard and Risk Assessment as related to Emergency Management Audit Report
Ml82-2017-2018 01
2018-05-24
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (2193914 Canada Limited) and Niagara Gas Transmission Limited (Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.) 2017 Hazard and Risk Assessment as related to Emergency Management Audit Report
Z034-2017-2018 01
2018-12-18
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. 2017 Emergency Management Program Audit Report
T241-2017- 01
2018-03-07
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC 2015 Report of the Emergency Management Program Audit Report
T260-2015-2016 01 [PDF]
2019-06-24
Enbridge Pipeline Inc. 2014 Pre-Construction Compliance Line 3 Replacement Project Audit Report
E101-2014-11 04 [PDF]
2017-10-19
Trans Mountain Pipelines ULC. 2016 Pre-Construction Compliance Audit Report
T260-2016-2017 0101
2017-08-03
Kinder Morgan Cochin ULC 2016 4.1 Inspection, Measurement and Monitoring Audit Report
K077-2016-2017 01
2017-06-19
Plains Midstream Canada ULC.
Aurora Pipeline Company Ltd.
2016 4.2 Investigation and Reporting Incidents and Near Misses Audit Report
P384-2016-2017 01 [PDF]
2017-05-10
Plains Midstream Canada ULC.
Aurora Pipeline Company Ltd.
2016 4.1 Inspection, Measurement and Monitoring Audit Report
P384-2016-2017 02 [PDF]
2017-04-18
Trans Mountain Pipelines ULC. 2016 4.1 Inspection, Measurement and Monitoring Audit Report
T260-2016-2017 01
2017-03-27
Pembina Energy Services Inc. 2016 4.2 Investigation and Reporting Incidents and Near Misses Audit Report
P749-2016-2017 01
2017-03-14
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd 2016 4.2 Investigation and Reporting Incidents and Near Misses Audit Report
M124-2016-2017 01
2017-03-06
Westcoast Energy Inc., Carrying on Business as Spectra Energy Transmission 2016 4.1 Inspection, Measurement and Monitoring Audit Report
W102-2016-2017 01
2019-02-12
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. 2016 4.1 Inspection, Measurement and Monitoring Audit Report
T217-2016-2017 01
2017-01-18
Express Pipeline Ltd. 2016 4.2 Investigation and Reporting Incidents and Near Misses Audit Report
E092-2016-2017 01
2017-05-01
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. 2014 Third Party Crossings, Emergency Management, Environmental Protection, Safety Management and Public Awareness Audit Report
A159-2014-2015 02
2016-03-31
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. 2014 Third Party Crossings, Emergency Management, Environmental Protection, Safety Management and Public Awareness Audit Report
E101-2014-2015 03
2015-03-31
Plains Midstream Canada ULC 2009 Safety Management and Environmental Protection Audit Report
P102-2009-2010 01
2014-08-14
TransCanada Pipelines Limited 2013 Third Party Crossings, Emergency Management, Environmental Protection, Safety Management and Public Awareness Audit Report
T211-2013-2014 01
2014-03-31
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) 2010 Integrity Management, Safety Management, Environmental Protection and Emergency Management Audit Report
W102-2010-2011 01 [PDF]
2013-03-23
Spectra Energy Empress Management Inc. (Spectra Energy Empress L.P. (SET-PTC)) 2012 Integrity Management, Safety Management, Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, Third Party Crossing and Public Awareness Audit Report
S380-2012-13 01
2013-03-22
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) 2011 Integrity Management, Safety Management, Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, Third Party Crossing and Public Awareness Audit Report
W102-2011-2012 01
2013-03-22
TransCanada Pipelines Limited 2012 Integrity Management Audit Report
T211-2012-2013 01

 

2012-10-30
Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline Ltd   Integrity Management, Safety Management, Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, Third Party Crossing and Public Awareness Audit Report
M124 01
2012-05-25
Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd.   Integrity Management, Safety Management, Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, Third Party Crossing and Public Awareness Audit Report
E236 01
2012-04-27
Administrative monetary penalties

Both companies and individuals can get fined for actions that are unsafe. It’s important that we take action to prevent harm and help stop something that could be dangerous from happening again.

We may fine a company or individual if:

  • serious harm has been caused or is likely to happen
  • the nature and severity of the non-compliance is significant
  • we need to escalate to a higher level of enforcement
  • we need to change behavior to prevent an issue from happening again

Maximum daily penalty per violation: We have a limit on how much a penalty for each violation can be each day. For individuals: $25,000.00. For companies: $100,000.00.

When a violation continues: A violation is considered a separate violation for each day that it continues. This means we issue separate penalties per violation, per day with no maximum total financial penalty.

No total limit: There is no total limit to how much an individual or company can be fined for a single violation. Only a daily maximum for each violation.

Find out more on how we calculate administrative penalties and about our process in the Administrative Monetary Penalties Process Guide, the Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (National Energy Board), and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations.

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For companies, you’ll see the name of the company, the date we issued the penalty, where and for what facility, the violation, and how much. We protect privacy and do not release the names of individuals.

Administrative Penalties
Reference
Number
Related
Documents
Last Updated
(yyyy-mm-dd)
Recipient Region/
Facility
Description Penalty
Amount
AMP-001-2021   2021-03-12 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Ontario Failure to have an adequate Environmental Protection Program, particularly related to contaminated sites, as required by section 48 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations $40,000
AMP-002-2020   2020-11-12 Westcoast Energy Inc. near Prince George, BC Violation of ss. 4(2) of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations – failure to ensure that the pipeline is operated in accordance with the programs, manuals, procedures, measures and plans developed and implemented by the company $40,000
AMP-001-2020   2020-06-25 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Oakville, Ontario s. 29 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations – Failure to contract for services as prescribed $40,000
AMP-001-2019 2019-06-14 Plains Midstream Canada Regina, Saskatchewan Failure to locate a pipeline as prescribed by para. 6(1)(b) of the Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations $76,000
AMP-002-2018   2018-07-10 Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Montreal Feeder System Contravention of a Board Order $28,000
AMP-001-2018   2018-06-25 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Ojay Pipeline Failure to comply with condition of a Board Order re: PCEMR submission $40,000
AMP-001-2017 2017-12-07 Landstar Projects Surrey (BC) 6(b) of the PCR, Part I for an unauthorized activity without written permission from the pipeline company prior to excavation $28,000
AMP-012-2015 2015-12-02 Conoco Phillips Canada Operations Ltd. Elmworth Station U to B Pipeline Integrity Project, Beavertail Creek (AB) 30(1) of the Act – Operation of a pipeline without a certificate and leave to open (Type B) $28,000
AMP-011-2015 2015-07-29 Melcor Developments Ltd. Rosenthal Blvd and 224 Street, Edmonton (AB) 112(1) of the Act – Construction of a facility or excavation without leave (Type B) $28,000
AMP-010-2015 2016-03-02 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 4, Strome (AB) 4 of the OPR – Failure to ensure that a pipeline is designed, constructed, operated or abandoned as prescribed (Type B) $28,000
AMP-009-2015 2016-03-02 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Transmission North Expansion Project (BC) 2(3) of the AMP – Failure to comply with Condition 7 of Order XG-W102-005-2011 $4,000
AMP-008-2015 2015-04-17 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Pine River Gas Plant (BC) 49(1.1) of the PPR – Failure to notify as Prescribed (Type A) $6,300
AMP-007-2015 2016-02-12 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Edmonton to Hardisty Pipeline Project (AB) Failure to comply with Condition 2 of Order XO-E101-006-2014 Rescinded
AMP-006-2015 2016-02-12 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Plains Wascana Tank 80 (SK) Failure to comply with Condition 2 of Order XO-E101-021-2013 Rescinded
AMP-005-2015 2016-03-10 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 3 replacement project construction site, Cromer (MB) 2(3) of the AMP – Failure to comply with Condition 3 of Order XO-E101-016-2013 $76,000
AMP-004-2015 2016-02-05 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Replacement pipeline between the Cromer Terminal and the tie-in point within NW-9-926 WPM Failure to comply with Condition 2 of Order XO-E101-016-2013 Rescinded
AMP-003-2015 2015-02-12 Plains Midstream Canada ULC (Plains) Canada 53(1) and 55 of the OPR – Failure to conduct inspections and audits as prescribed (Type B) and Failure to document the audit as prescribed (Type B) $76,000
AMP-002-2015 2015-02-06 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Edmonton to Hardisty Pipeline Project (AB) 2(3) of the AMP – Failure to comply with Condition 2 of Order XO-E101-006-2014 $16,000
AMP-001-2015 2015-01-22 Westcoast Energy Inc. (Spectra Energy Transmission) Dawson Creek Gas Plant (BC) 4(1) of the PPR – Failure to ensure that the company’s processing plant is designed, constructed, operated or abandoned as prescribed (Type B) $88,000
AMP-006-2014 [PDF] 2014-12-15 Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. Ojay Pipeline 2(3) of the AMP – Non-compliance with Condition 15 of Order XG-C357-09-2010 $28,000
AMP-005-2014 [PDF] 2014-09-08 Steve Minotakis (Dr Four Beat Energy Corporation) Meter station and piping between NW5-1-11W4 and SW-1-11WA near Aden (AB) 2(2) of the AMP – Non-compliance with Conditions 3 and 4 of Order SG-D081-01-2013 $25,000
AMP-004-2014 [PDF] 2014-12-11 Dr Four Beat Energy Corporation Meter station and piping between NW5-1-11W4 and SW-1-11WA near Aden (AB) 2(2) of the AMP – Non-compliance with Conditions 3 and 4 of Order SG-D081-01-2013 $100,000
AMP-003-2014 [PDF] 2014-07-02 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Nipisi Facility Piping at the Trans Mountain Edmonton Terminal (AB) 2(3) of the AMP – Non-compliance with Condition 2 of Order XO-T260-009-2013 $16,000
AMP-002-2014 2014-11-20 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Ladyfern Pipeline 25 of the OPR – Failure to perform pressure testing as prescribed (Type B) $28,000
AMP-001-2014 [PDF] 2014-05-23 Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. Musreau Lake West Receipt Meter Station (AB) 31(a) of the Act – Construction of a pipeline without a certificate (Type B) $16,000
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