Environment

Incident Reporting

Operators are required to report environmental and health & safety incidents to the CNSOPB in accordance with criteria set out in regulations and detailed in the Incident Reporting and Investigation Guidelines.   Reporting to the CNSOPB by the operator includes:

  • Incident Notification (immediate verbal, immediate written and written notification depending on the nature of the incident);

  • Incident Investigation Reports (due within 21 days of occurrence, all reported incidents are to be investigated by the operator to determine information such as root cause and actions to prevent reoccurrence).

Operators direct all immediate verbal notifications to the CNSOPB at (902) 496-4444. Written notification (including immediate) is submitted to the CNSOPB by incident [at] cnsopb [dot] ns [dot] ca (E-mail).

For each incident reported, the CNSOPB verifies that the operator takes the appropriate actions to determine the cause of the incident and to prevent its reoccurrence. Pursuant to the Board’s compliance and monitoring processes, CNSOPB staff may also investigate health, safety and environmental incidents that occur at offshore worksites, depending upon their nature and severity.

For significant spills, hydrocarbon releases and unauthorized discharges, the Board assesses the potential environmental impact. In addition to following up on these incidents, the CNSOPB also monitors whether trends are occurring. Environmental concerns include the potential impact of sea-surface petroleum products on seabirds and the marine habitat.

SPILLS TO THE SEA

Summary Details
2013-2014

April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

2012-2013

April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

2011-2012

April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

2010 - 2011

April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

2009 - 2010

April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010

2008 - 2009

April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009

2007 - 2008

April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008

2006 - 2007

April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007

2005 - 2006

April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006

2004 - 2005

April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005

2003 - 2004

April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004

2002 - 2003

April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003

2001 - 2002

April 1, 2001 - March 31, 2002

2000 - 2001

April 1, 2000 - March 31, 2001

1999 - 2000

April 1, 1999 - March 31, 2000