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Northern Pipeline Socio-Economic and Environmental Terms and Conditions for the Province of Alberta

SI/80-127

NORTHERN PIPELINE ACT

Registration 1980-07-23

The Socio-Economic and Environmental Terms and Conditions in Respect of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Declared to be Issued Under Subsection 20(1) of the Northern Pipeline Act to Foothills Pipe Lines (Alta.) Ltd. in Respect of that Portion of the Pipeline in the Province of Alberta

ORDER NO. NP-MO-1-80

IN THE MATTER OF the Northern Pipeline Act, and

IN THE MATTER OF a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity declared to have been issued on the 13th day of April, 1978, to Foothills Pipe Lines (Alta.) Ltd. pursuant to the said Act; and

IN THE MATTER OF subsection 20(4) of the said Act; and

IN THE MATTER OF Condition 7 of SCHEDULE III to and subsection 21(2) of the said Act;

Agency File No. 5015.

Whereas a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity dated the 13th day of April, 1978, is declared to have been issued pursuant to the Northern Pipeline Act to Foothills Pipe Lines (Alta.) Ltd. [hereinafter called “Foothills (Alta.)”] in respect of the pipeline defined in the said Act for that portion of the route in the Province of Alberta as more particularly set forth in ANNEX I of SCHEDULE I to the said Act;

And Whereas Foothills Pipe Lines (Yukon) Ltd., The Alberta Gas Trunk Line (Canada) Limited, Westcoast Transmission Company Limited, Alberta Natural Gas Company Ltd. and The Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company Limited, at a public hearing, before the National Energy Board, commencing on the 13th day of April, 1976, in the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, continued in the Town of Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories, in the City of Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory, and in the City of Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, respectively, and adjourned on the 12th day of May, 1977, in the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, adduced inter alia certain evidence, gave certain undertakings and made certain commitments in respect of the “Alaska Highway Pipeline Project”;

And Whereas subsection 21(2) of the said Act provides that every such undertaking is deemed to be

  • “(a) an undertaking of every company insofar as the undertaking relates to the company and to the portion of the route indicated in the Agreement in respect of such company, and

  • (b) a term or condition set out in Schedule III.”

And Whereas pursuant to the provisions of subsection 20(4) of the said Act the Designated Officer may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, rescind, amend or add to the terms and conditions set out in Schedule III to the said Act.

Now Therefore the Designated Officer, Northern Pipeline Agency, pursuant to the provisions of subsection 20(4) of the Northern Pipeline Act, hereby

  • (a) rescinds Condition 7 of Schedule III to the Act, insofar as it applies to Foothills (Alta.);

  • (b) rescinds those undertakings in respect of social and economic matters and environmental, fisheries and agricultural concerns deemed, pursuant to the provisions of subsection 21(2) of the Act, to be terms or conditions set out in Schedule III to the Act, insofar as they apply to Foothills (Alta.), except that undertaking referred to in item 7, under the heading “Compensation”, contained in “APPENDIX 5-2”, on page 9 of 41, Volume 3 of the REASONS FOR DECISION, NORTHERN PIPELINES, dated June, 1977, of the National Energy Board; and

  • (c) adds to the terms and conditions set out in Schedule III to the Act the terms and conditions annexed hereto and titled Northern Pipeline Socio-Economic and Environmental Terms and Conditions for the Province of Alberta to be applicable to Foothills (Alta.).

Dated at the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, this 12th day of June, 1980

NORTHERN PIPELINE AGENCY
W.A. SCOTLAND
Designated Officer

Short Title

 These terms and conditions may be cited as the Northern Pipeline Socio-Economic and Environmental Terms and Conditions for the Province of Alberta.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these terms and conditions,

    Act

    Act means the Northern Pipeline Act; (Loi)

    agricultural land

    agricultural land means any land that is used for any agricultural purpose and any land that is used for any crop or livestock enterprise; (terre agricole)

    big game animals

    big game animals means big game as defined in The Wildlife Act (Alberta); (gros gibier)

    borrow pit

    borrow pit means a site used for the extraction of granular material and the excavation resulting from such extraction; (ballastière)

    certified status

    certified status has the same meaning as in the Seeds Regulations; (apte à la certification)

    construction

    construction means, in respect of the building of the pipeline or any portion thereof, those field activities carried out by Foothills from the commencement of the building of the pipeline or any portion thereof until leave to open the pipeline or any portion thereof, as the case may be, is granted by the Board but does not include clearing for survey lines by Foothills; (construction)

    environmental impact

    environmental impact means any change in the existing physical or biological conditions of the environment resulting from the construction or operation of the pipeline; (répercussions écologiques)

    facility

    facility means any fixed installation of a temporary or permanent nature installed by Foothills as a part of the pipeline or used by Foothills in the construction or operation of the pipeline; (installation)

    fish

    fish means fish as defined in the Fisheries Act; (poisson)

    Foothills

    Foothills means Foothills Pipe Lines (Alta.) Ltd.; (Foothills)

    fuel

    fuel means all petroleum products used in the construction and operation of the pipeline; (carburants)

    fur-bearing animals

    fur-bearing animals means fur-bearing animals as defined in The Wildlife Act (Alberta); (animaux à fourrure)

    fur-bearing carnivores

    fur-bearing carnivores means fur-bearing carnivores as defined in The Wildlife Act (Alberta); (carnivores à fourrure)

    hazardous material

    hazardous material means any chemical, explosive, toxic material or other substance that, if spilled, misused or allowed to escape, may cause significant damage to the environment; (produits dangereux)

    Indian

    Indian means a person who, pursuant to the Indian Act, is registered as an Indian or is entitled to be registered as an Indian; (Indien)

    inspection

    inspection means observation and measurement by Foothills to verify that

    • (a) the construction and operation of the pipeline accord with designs and specifications of the pipeline, and

    • (b) these terms and conditions are complied with; (inspection)

    monitoring

    monitoring means data gathering, data analysis and interpretation and data presentation to determine magnitudes and characteristics of environmental change; (contrôle)

    operation

    operation means any field activity by Foothills relating to the pipeline or any portion of the pipeline for which leave to open has been granted; (exploitation)

    Province

    Province means the Province of Alberta; (province)

    visual resources

    visual resources means the appearance of the features that make up the visible landscape including land, water, vegetation and wildlife; (ressources visuelles)

    waste

    waste means discarded or abandoned liquid or solid matter including human waste, garbage, oil drums, petroleum products, ashes and equipment; (déchets)

    waterbodies

    waterbodies means lakes and ponds and permanent and seasonal rivers and streams; (masses d’eau)

    wildlife

    wildlife means

    • (a) all big game animals, fur-bearing animals and fur-bearing carnivores native to the Province,

    • (b) migratory game birds as defined in the Migratory Birds Convention Act,

    • (c) all Galliformes native to the Province, and

    • (d) all species of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes. (faune)

  • (2) All other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act.

Application

 These terms and conditions are added to the terms and conditions set out in Schedule III to the Act and shall apply to Foothills but, unless the context otherwise requires, shall only apply to the construction and operation of the pipeline by Foothills in the Province.

General

Compliance with the Law

 Foothills shall, in the construction and operation of the pipeline, comply with the laws of Canada and the laws of the Province.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), Foothills shall, when entering into any contract with a contractor for the construction or operation of the pipeline, require as a condition of such a contract that the contractor or any subcontractor of that contractor observe and comply with these terms and conditions.

  • (2) Where an application is made by Foothills to the designated officer to exempt Foothills from the requirement referred to in subsection (1) in respect of the observing of or compliance with any provision of Part I, the designated officer may exempt Foothills from that requirement in respect of that provision.

  • (3) Foothills shall be responsible for any breach of these terms and conditions by a contractor referred to in subsection (1) or any subcontractor of that contractor as if the breach had been committed by Foothills.

Access to Right-of-Way of Pipeline

 Employees or agents of the government of the Province shall, for the purpose of carrying out their duties in respect of the pipeline, be allowed reasonable access to any part of the right-of-way of the pipeline or any other area where the pipeline is being or is to be constructed.

Assistance to Designated Officer

 When requested by the designated officer, Foothills shall give the designated officer any reasonable assistance that he may require to carry out his duties in respect of the pipeline and shall furnish him with such information in respect of the construction or operation of the pipeline as he may request.

Indemnification

 Foothills shall, at all times, save harmless and indemnify and keep Her Majesty indemnified against and be responsible for all claims, demands, actions, suits, costs or other legal proceedings made or brought against Her Majesty by reason of or arising out of

  • (a) the construction or operation of the pipeline;

  • (b) the escape, ignition or explosion, for any cause, of gas or related hydrocarbons from or in the pipeline on the lands of Her Majesty;

  • (c) any act or omission on the part of Foothills, its contractors and their subcontractors and its or their officers, servants, agents or employees in respect of or in relation to the pipeline on the lands of Her Majesty, including the construction or operation of the pipeline; and

  • (d) any act or omission on the part of any officer, servant, agent or employee of Her Majesty in respect of or in relation to the pipeline on the lands of Her Majesty, not including such acts or omissions as would in law constitute gross negligence.

 Foothills shall, at all times, pay to Her Majesty, the amount of any loss or damage that has been suffered or sustained by Her Majesty by reason of or arising out of the matters set out in section 8.

Emergency Measures

 Foothills shall establish emergency procedures satisfactory to the designated officer to deal with any emergency arising from the construction or operation of the pipeline that may adversely affect the environment or persons who reside in the vicinity of the pipeline.

 
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