National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations
P.C. 1999-1184 1999-06-23
Calgary, Alberta, May 26, 1999
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources, pursuant to subsection 48(2) of the National Energy Board Act, hereby approves the annexed Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999, made by the National Energy Board.
1 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.
abandon means to permanently cease operation such that the cessation results in the discontinuance of service. (cessation d’exploitation)
- accountable officer
accountable officer means a person appointed as accountable officer under subsection 6.2(1). (dirigeant responsable)
Act means the National Energy Board Act. (Loi)
- change of service
change of service means a change in the type of fluid transported in the pipeline, which necessitates changes to the design requirements in accordance with CSA Z662. (modification du service)
- class location
class location means a class location as defined in CSA Z662 and as determined in accordance with that standard. (classe d’emplacement)
component means a component as defined in CSA Z662. (élément)
CSA means the Canadian Standards Association. (CSA)
- CSA W178.2
CSA W178.2[Repealed, SOR/2007-50, s. 1]
- CSA Z246.1
CSA Z246.1 means CSA Standard Z246.1 entitled Security Management for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems, as amended from time to time. (norme CSA Z246.1)
- CSA Z276
CSA Z276 means CSA Standard Z276 entitled Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - Production, Storage and Handling, as amended from time to time. (norme CSA Z276)
- CSA Z341
CSA Z341 means CSA Standard Z341 entitled Storage of Hydrocarbons in Underground Formations, as amended from time to time. (norme CSA Z341)
- CSA Z662
CSA Z662 means CSA Standard Z662 entitled Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems, as amended from time to time. (norme CSA Z662)
deactivate means to remove temporarily from service. (désactivation)
decommission means to permanently cease operation such that the cessation does not result in the discontinuance of service. (désaffectation)
environment means elements of the Earth and includes
HVP means high vapour pressure as defined in CSA Z662. (HPV)
incident means an occurrence that results in
(a) the death of or serious injury to a person;
(b) a significant adverse effect on the environment;
(c) an unintended fire or explosion;
(d) an unintended or uncontained release of LVP hydrocarbons in excess of 1.5 m3;
(e) an unintended or uncontrolled release of gas or HVP hydrocarbons;
(f) the operation of a pipeline beyond its design limits as determined under CSA Z662 or CSA Z276 or any operating limits imposed by the Board. (incident)
- inspection officer
inspection officer means an inspection officer designated by the Board under section 49 of the Act. (inspecteur)
joining means the joining of pipe and components, performed after the pipe and component manufacturing processes. (assemblage)
LVP means low vapour pressure as defined in CSA Z662. (BPV)
- management system
management system means the system set out in sections 6.1 to 6.6. (système de gestion)
- maximum operating pressure
maximum operating pressure means maximum operating pressure as defined in CSA Z662. (pression maximale de service)
- onshore pipeline
onshore pipeline or pipeline means a pipeline intended for the transmission of hydrocarbons that is not in an offshore area. (pipeline terrestre ou pipeline)
operate includes repair, maintain, deactivate, reactivate and decommission. (exploitation)
release includes discharge, spray, spill, leak, seep, pour, emit, dump and exhaust. (rejet)
- serious injury
serious injury includes an injury that results in
station means a facility that is used in connection with the operation of a pipeline and includes a facility for pumping, compression, pressure reduction, storage of hydrocarbons, metering, receiving or delivering. It also includes the land and other works connected with the facility. (station)
- storage facility
storage facility means a facility that is constructed for the storage of oil and includes the land and other works connected with the facility. (installation de stockage)
- toxic substance
toxic substance means a substance that enters the environment in a quantity or concentration that may
- SOR/2007-50, s. 1;
- SOR/2008-269, s. 1;
- SOR/2013-49, s. 2.
2 Subject to sections 2.1 and 3, these Regulations apply in respect of onshore pipelines designed, constructed, operated or abandoned after the coming into force of these Regulations.
- SOR/2003-39, s. 56.
2.1 These Regulations do not apply in respect of a hydrocarbon processing plant that is subject to the National Energy Board Processing Plant Regulations.
- SOR/2003-39, s. 56.
(2) Sections 9 to 26 do not apply in respect of a pipeline or any part of a pipeline
- SOR/2013-49, s. 3.
4 (1) When a company designs, constructs, operates or abandons a pipeline, or contracts for the provision of those services, the company shall ensure that the pipeline is designed, constructed, operated or abandoned in accordance with the applicable provisions of
(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the company shall ensure that the pipeline is designed, constructed, operated or abandoned in accordance with the design, specifications, programs, manuals, procedures, measures and plans developed and implemented by the company in accordance with these Regulations.
(3) If there is an inconsistency between these Regulations and a standard referred to in paragraph (1)(b), (c), (d) or (e), these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
- SOR/2013-49, s. 4.
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