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National Energy Board to evaluate full scale emergency exercise in Burnaby, British Columbia

October 29, 2015 - Burnaby, British Columbia - National Energy Board

The National Energy Board (NEB) will oversee a full-scale marine deployment emergency exercise at the Kinder Morgan Canada Westridge Marine Terminal (Westridge) in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Emergency exercises are a regulatory requirement that all NEB-regulated companies are required to conduct. The NEB expects companies to be capable of responding effectively should an emergency occur. Assessment of the company’s capability to respond to an emergency under real world conditions reflects the NEB’s mandate to actively monitor compliance with regulatory requirements through the life of all NEB-approved projects.

The NEB will take enforcement action should non-compliance occur during the exercise.

This exercise is unrelated to the current TransMountain Expansion project application currently under NEB review. Emergency exercise oversight is part of the NEB’s lifecycle regulatory role.

Quick Facts

  • A formal NEB assessment of the emergency response exercise will be completed and submitted to the company by December 29, 2015.
  • To date, in 2015, the NEB has evaluated 11 full scale emergency response exercises throughout Canada.

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit

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Darin Barter
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National Energy Board
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