Presentation on theme: "Aboutpipelines.com Managing Safety and the Environment PATRICK SMYTH, VP SAFETY & ENGINEERING 28 OCTOBER 2014."— Presentation transcript:
aboutpipelines.com Managing Safety and the Environment PATRICK SMYTH, VP SAFETY & ENGINEERING 28 OCTOBER 2014
aboutpipelines.com Who is CEPA? Vision: safe, socially and environmentally sustainable energy pipeline industry for Canadians. Mission: continually enhance the operating excellence, business environment and recognized responsibility of the Canadian energy transmission pipeline industry through leadership and credible engagement between member companies, governments, the public and stakeholders.
aboutpipelines.com Regulatory oversight Regulations Promote safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency Designed to protect against the potential negative impacts of energy development but enable benefits of energy supply, security and economic development. Federal regulators Responsible for pipelines that cross provincial or national borders The National Energy Board regulates the construction and operation, tolls and tariffs of interprovincial and international pipelines. Provincial regulators Most provinces and territories have energy regulatory bodies with specific mandates and responsibilities for their jurisdiction. Both federal and provincial regulators work with numerous provincial and federal agencies.
aboutpipelines.com Industry focus is pipeline safety
aboutpipelines.com Continual improvement leading to zero incidents Leadership & Governance CEPA Integrity First ® Management Systems & Operating Practices Safety Culture Technology & Innovation Getting to zero incidents Accountability, performance and execution Priorities driven by CEPA Integrity First in 2014: Pipeline Integrity Emergency Management Control Room Management
aboutpipelines.com Current progress Guidance documents and practices completed/underway: ◦ Pipeline Integrity ◦ Emergency Management ◦ Control Room Management (piloted) ◦ Land Agent Code of Conduct ◦ Pipeline Watercourse Management
aboutpipelines.com Conclusions Strong regulatory oversight of pipelines throughout entire lifecycle Improving industry performance with the development of best practices and programs such as CEPA Integrity First Advancing communications and continuing to build public trust by providing relevant and timely information and outreach Pipeline industry is committed to transparency and continual performance improvement
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