The transport of hydrocarbons is a heavily-regulated industry throughout Canada and the world. Trans Mountain is committed to comply with all applicable regulations.
The National Energy Board, Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999, and the Canadian Standards Association Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems code, ensure that pipelines are designed and operated to prescriptive requirements. These requirements include design, quality of materials, construction, and operations and maintenance.
In Canada, pipelines that cross interprovincial or international borders are regulated by the National Energy Board, an independent federal agency. In many cases, Trans Mountain will exceed its regulations, and respond to local conditions that may require higher standards.
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In addition to the National Energy Board, other government bodies oversee aspects of pipelines including: