Ontario Component (North Bay, Ottawa, Toronto and Sarnia regions)

NEB Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, made his first trip to Ontario at the start of April 2015.

Nipissing First Nation

  • Discussion Topics Included: history of the group; NEB role and mandate; integrity digs; archeological sensitivity of their lands; duty to consult and NEB role; project awareness; hearing participation

North Bay Fire Department

  • Discussion Topics Included: emergency management; emergency response and coordination; emergency exercises; engagement and communications; integrity of water systems; emergency response procedures; local capacity for emergency response

City of North Bay and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

  • Discussion Topics Included: integrity of water supply; hearing participation; pipeline regulation and safety; engagement; how the NEB defines ‘public interest’

North Watch (also Stop Energy East, Timiskaming Tomorrow, Friends of Temagami)

  • Discussion Topics Included: engineering standards; pipeline incidents (beneath ice); NEB role and organization; liability and compensation; integrity of water systems; treaty obligations; how the NEB defines ‘public interest’; hearing process; NEB communications; public participation 

City of Ottawa

  • Discussion Topics Included: integrity of water systems and environment; pipeline safety; emergency response procedures; health effects of pipelines during construction and operation; role of the NEB with future of energy; climate change and the scope of NEB mandate

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

  • Discussion Topics Included: integrity of water systems; emergency response times; land erosion; geo-hazard surveys

City of Toronto

  • Discussion Topics Included: Emergency preparedness and response; pipeline safety; integrity of water systems

City of Sarnia, Emergency Management, Fire Department, Lambton County and St. Clair Township

  • Discussion Topics Included: Current pipeline system and infrastructure; local capacity for emergency response; emergency response training for municipal officials (i.e. first responders, elected officials); information sharing amongst regulators; pipeline safety; integrity of water systems

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (Gary McNamara, President)

  • Discussion Topics Included: Gas supply; local capacity for emergency response; safety and emergency management

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

  • Discussion Topics Included: Gas supply; pipeline safety; abandonment and decommissioning; soil contamination; NEB mandate; liability and compensation; landowner/company engagement; land matters group; communications; integrity digs; biosecurity; depth of coverage; existing pipeline infrastructure; transparency of pipeline integrity data; hearing participation

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

  • Discussion Topics Included: duty to consult and the role of the NEB; archeological sensitivity of their lands;  NEB requirements; integrity digs

Association of Canadian Fire Chiefs

  • Discussion Topics Included: background on the association; communications; compensation for training/equipment; emergency management training; coordination and consistency of programs; volunteer fire department capacity;  information sharing (i.e. pipeline contents); framework for response capability

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

  • Discussion Topics Included: Company-provided training; emergency response times; training (resources, integrated); incident reporting; public trust; communications; information sharing with first responders; offer support to NEB (communications);

Ontario Energy Board

  • Discussion Topics Included: Standardized performance measures; scope of energy futures; gas supply

City of Kingston and regional First Responders

  • NEB role and mandate; emergency preparedness and response; local capacity for emergency response; pipeline safety; emergency response training

Rural Ontario Municipal Association

  • Discussion Topics Included: background on the group; emergency response time; pipeline safety and inspections; integrity of water systems; emergency management information
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