Starting today, Canadians will have online access to pipeline company field inspection reports from the National Energy Board. A press release from the Government of Canada says this initiative reflects the NEB’s mandate of’ openness and accountability to Canadians.’
NEB Chair/CEO Peter Watson said “The NEB is opening up to be more transparent and to help Canadians better understand what we do every day to ensure pipeline safety.”
NEB Inspection reports will be available online within six weeks of the inspection taking place, so that it can be ensured for accuracy and translated into both English and French.
Included in the reports will be detailed findings, outcomes and any enforcement and compliance action taken by NEB Inspection Officers.
The press release also says the NEB will ‘not hesitate to take enforcement action if a company is found to be in non-compliance with regulatory requirements.’