Transportation Safety Board Regulations (SOR/2014-37)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2014-07-01. Previous Versions

Pipeline Occurrences

Marginal note:Report to Board
  •  (1) The operator of a pipeline must report the following pipeline occurrences to the Board if they result directly from the operation of the pipeline:

    • (a) a person is killed or sustains a serious injury;

    • (b) the safe operation of the pipeline is affected by

      • (i) damage sustained when another object came into contact with it, or

      • (ii) a fire or explosion or an ignition that is not associated with normal pipeline operations;

    • (c) an event or an operational malfunction results in

      • (i) an unintended or uncontrolled release of gas,

      • (ii) an unintended or uncontrolled release of HVP hydrocarbons,

      • (iii) an unintended or uncontained release of LVP hydrocarbons in excess of 1.5 m3, or

      • (iv) an unintended or uncontrolled release of a commodity other than gas, HVP hydrocarbons or LVP hydrocarbons;

    • (d) there is a release of a commodity from the line pipe body;

    • (e) the pipeline is operated beyond design limits or any operating restrictions imposed by the National Energy Board;

    • (f) the pipeline restricts the safe operation of any mode of transportation;

    • (g) an unauthorized third party activity within the safety zone poses a threat to the safe operation of the pipeline;

    • (h) a geotechnical, hydraulic or environmental activity poses a threat to the safe operation of the pipeline;

    • (i) the operation of a portion of the pipeline is interrupted as a result of a situation or condition that poses a threat to any person, property or the environment; or

    • (j) an unintended fire or explosion has occurred that poses a threat to any person, property or the environment.

  • Marginal note:Information in report

    (2) The report must contain the following information:

    • (a) the name of the operator;

    • (b) the date and time of the occurrence;

    • (c) the unique identifier of the pipeline or portion of pipeline, such as its name or number;

    • (d) the specific pipeline components that malfunctioned or failed;

    • (e) the location of the occurrence by reference to a specific designation point such as the operator’s facility or the pipeline’s kilometre post location;

    • (f) the closest city, town or village to the occurrence site;

    • (g) the number of persons who were killed or sustained serious injuries as a result of the occurrence;

    • (h) a list of any commodity contained in or released from the pipeline and an estimate of the volume of commodity released and recovered;

    • (i) the actual or anticipated duration of any interruption of the operation of the pipeline or a portion of the pipeline;

    • (j) a description of the occurrence, the events leading up to it and the extent of any damage, including the consequences on the pipeline or portion of the pipeline and on any other property and the environment;

    • (k) a description of any action taken or planned to address the consequences of the occurrence;

    • (l) a description of any action taken or planned to protect persons, property and the environment, including any evacuation as a result of the occurrence;

    • (m) the name and title of the person making the report and the phone number and address at which they can be reached; and

    • (n) any information specific to the occurrence that the Board requires.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (3) The person making the report must send to the Board

    • (a) as soon as possible and by the quickest means available, all the information required under subsection (2) that is available at the time of the occurrence; and

    • (b) the remainder of that information as soon as it becomes available within 30 days after the occurrence.

  • Marginal note:Agreement

    (4) The Board and the operator of the pipeline may enter into an agreement regarding a format and time frame for reporting pipeline occurrences that are not likely to require immediate Board response.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (5) The following definitions apply in this section.

    CSA Z662

    norme CSA Z662

    CSA Z662 means Canadian Standards Association Standard Z662 entitled Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems, as amended from time to time. (norme CSA Z662)

    design limits

    limites de calcul

    design limits means the design limits and criteria for a pipeline that are prescribed by the standards and codes under which the pipeline is designed, constructed and operated. (limites de calcul)

    HVP

    HPV

    HVP means high vapour pressure as defined in CSA Z662. (HPV)

    LVP

    BPV

    LVP means low vapour pressure as defined in CSA Z662. (BPV)

    operator

    exploitant

    operator means the company that operates the pipeline or portion of the pipeline. (exploitant)

    safety zone

    zone de sécurité

    safety zone means the area extending 30 m perpendicularly from the centre of a pipeline on either side of the pipeline. (zone de sécurité)

Railway Occurrences

Marginal note:Report to Board
  •  (1) The operator of the rolling stock, the operator of the track and any crew member that have direct knowledge of a railway occurrence must report the following railway occurrences to the Board:

    • (a) a person is killed or sustains a serious injury as a result of

      • (i) getting on or off or being on board the rolling stock, or

      • (ii) coming into contact with any part of the rolling stock or its contents;

    • (b) the rolling stock or its contents

      • (i) are involved in a collision or derailment,

      • (ii) sustain damage that affects the safe operation of the rolling stock,

      • (iii) cause or sustain a fire or explosion, or

      • (iv) cause damage to the railway that poses a threat to the safe passage of rolling stock or to the safety of any person, property or the environment;

    • (c) a risk of collision occurs between rolling stock;

    • (d) an unprotected main track switch or subdivision track switch is left in an abnormal position;

    • (e) a railway signal displays a less restrictive indication than that required for the intended movement of rolling stock;

    • (f) rolling stock occupies a main track or subdivision track, or track work takes place, in contravention of the Rules or any regulations made under the Railway Safety Act;

    • (g) rolling stock passes a signal indicating stop in contravention of the Rules or any regulations made under the Railway Safety Act;

    • (h) there is an unplanned and uncontrolled movement of rolling stock;

    • (i) a crew member whose duties are directly related to the safe operation of the rolling stock is unable to perform their duties as a result of a physical incapacitation which poses a threat to the safety of persons, property or the environment; or

    • (j) there is an accidental release on board or from a rolling stock consisting of a quantity of dangerous goods or an emission of radiation that is greater than the quantity or emission level specified in Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Information in report

    (2) The report must contain the following information:

    • (a) the train’s number, direction, tonnage, length and authorized speed;

    • (b) the number of loaded cars and empty cars on each train and cut of cars;

    • (c) the names of the operator of the rolling stock and the operator of the track;

    • (d) the date and time of the occurrence;

    • (e) the number of crew members, passengers and other persons involved in the occurrence and the number of those who were killed or sustained serious injuries as a result of the occurrence;

    • (f) the number of rolling stock or intermodal platforms that are damaged or have derailed and their reporting marks;

    • (g) for each rolling stock that is damaged or has derailed, whether the rolling stock is loaded, empty or contains residue;

    • (h) for each damaged or derailed rolling stock a list of all the dangerous goods on board the rolling stock, including the shipping name or UN number of the dangerous goods;

    • (i) if dangerous goods are released,

      • (i) the shipping name or UN number of each dangerous good,

      • (ii) the reporting marks of each rolling stock from which the dangerous goods were released,

      • (iii) a brief description of each of the means of containment from which the dangerous goods were released, including the specification of the means of containment,

      • (iv) a brief description of the condition of each of the means of containment from which the dangerous goods were released,

      • (v) the quantity of the dangerous goods on board each rolling stock or in each means of containment prior to the occurrence, and

      • (vi) the quantity of each dangerous good that is known or suspected to have been released;

    • (j) the local weather conditions at the time of the occurrence and any climatic conditions such as snow, ice, wind, fog, dust and severe heat;

    • (k) the location of the occurrence, including the mile, the subdivision and the track designation;

    • (l) a description of the occurrence and the extent of any resulting damage to the environment and to the rolling stock, the railway and other property;

    • (m) a description of any action taken or planned to protect persons, property and the environment, including any evacuation as a result of the occurrence;

    • (n) the name and title of the person making the report and the phone number and address at which they can be reached; and

    • (o) any information specific to the occurrence that the Board requires.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (3) The person making the report must send to the Board

    • (a) as soon as possible and by the quickest means available, all the information required under subsection (2) that is available at the time of the occurrence; and

    • (b) the remainder of that information by the end of the calendar month following the month of the occurrence.

  • Marginal note:Agreement

    (4) The Board and any person mentioned in subsection (1) may enter into an agreement regarding a format and time frame for reporting railway occurrences that are not likely to require immediate Board response.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (5) If a person making a report has sent any information described in subsection (2) to the Board

    • (a) the Board may exempt other persons from the requirement to send that information; and

    • (b) if the person is a member of a company, any other person from that company is exempt from the requirement to send that information.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (6) The following definitions apply in this section.

    collision

    collision

    collision means an impact, other than an impact associated with normal operating circumstances, between

    • (a) rolling stock;

    • (b) rolling stock and a person or vehicle; or

    • (c) rolling stock and an object or animal, if the rolling stock is damaged or derailed. (collision)

    derailment

    déraillement

    derailment means any instance where one or more wheels of rolling stock have come off the normal running surface of the rail. (déraillement)

    main track

    voie principale

    main track has the same meaning as in the Rules. (voie principale)

    risk of collision

    risque de collision

    risk of collision means a situation in which rolling stock comes so close to being involved in a collision that a threat to the safety of any person, property or the environment exists. (risque de collision)

    Rules

    Règles

    Rules means the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, as amended from time to time and approved by the Minister of Transport in accordance with subsection 19(1) of the Railway Safety Act. (Règles)

    subdivision track

    voie de subdivision

    subdivision track has the same meaning as in the Rules. (voie de subdivision)

 
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