National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations

Version of section 56 from 2007-03-01 to 2008-09-04:


 A company shall, in addition to complying with the record retention requirements set out in the CSA standards referred to in section 4, retain

  • (a) until at least one month after the date on which they were recorded, the records made under paragraphs 36(c) and 37(b) except for leak detection data, which shall be retained for six months;

  • (b) an annual report on the training program developed under section 46 that compares the actual training received by employees to the planned training;

  • (c) for at least one year after the pipeline or the section of it is placed into service, any information with respect to the quality assurance program developed under section 15;

  • (d) for the most recent five years of operation or for the period covered by the two most recent complete audits, whichever period is longer, the records for the audits and inspections required by sections 53 to 55;

  • (e) for as long as the installations referred to in section 38 remain on the pipeline, detailed records of those installations, including

    • (i) the location of the installation,

    • (ii) the type of installation,

    • (iii) the date of installation,

    • (iv) the welding procedure used,

    • (v) the carbon equivalent of the pipeline,

    • (vi) the results of the non-destructive testing performed on the installation, and

    • (vii) the planned date of removal of the installation;

  • (f) accurate records of the location of all buried facilities, until they are removed; and

  • (g) for at least two years after the operation of a pipeline or a section of one has been duly abandoned in accordance with all applicable requirements

    • (i) all records available to the company in respect of the procedures used in each stage of their construction,

    • (ii) the production reports and mill certificates,

    • (iii) the specifications and name-plate data, if any, of the pumps, compressors, drivers, storage tanks and other major equipment of the pipeline,

    • (iv) the performance curves of all main line pumps and compressors of the pipeline,

    • (v) the reports of all surveillance and monitoring programs developed under section 39,

    • (vi) the documentation referred to in section 41 in respect of pipeline defects, and

    • (vii) the documentation on all incidents reported under section 52.

  • SOR/2007-50, s. 21.
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