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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-05 9:59
Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our guests today.
Mr. Binder, you indicated early on in your statement to the committee that you'll not license a facility unless you're convinced it's safe. Then you went on to talk a bit about your regulatory framework and some of the testing you've done. Can you comment on the current sites that exist in Canada in terms of their location, and contrast that with the Fukushima site? I mean, we can construct but we can't control acts of nature. I think what I've heard from the testimony is that there is low probability, but I think we all recognize that there's high consequences, of any sort of disaster. So the probability of an incident based on what you put in place seems low, but, of course, we know that the consequences are high.
What kind of assessment is done in the Canadian context for location? What sort of contribution, in terms of location, did the Fukushima disaster have on that incident?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-05 10:02
Sure. That's perfect. That's what I was curious about. I'm sure we could have a really interesting discussion getting right down into the nitty gritty of the operational design and considering all of the possible doomsday events and mitigation things, but that would take us quite a while.
You mentioned in your report that you've established an MOU to construct a centralized emergency response centre to provide off-site support in case of an accident. Can you give us an indication of the timing of the construction project on that, when it's going to be done and the scope and scale of it?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-05 10:04
When you contemplated that worst-case scenario, did you do it in the context of costs? My question is really around that: where does the $1 billion get us? Do you measure these worst-case scenarios and your response in terms of the financial capacity that you have to deal with them, or just the operational capacity?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-05 10:04
Then in that respect, how about the assessment of the expertise of the contractors? We heard about the pooled liability of expertise in international global contracting support. Do you take that into account? And where does Canada stand in terms of its expertise or its ability to draw on nearby expertise to immediately respond to that kind of disaster?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-05 10:05
Mr. Stensil, you made some interesting recommendations for the committee. You talked a little bit about shielding the operators by not extending the absolute liability.
In respect to some of the testimony we've heard—that these are publicly owned companies and one privately operated but still publicly owned—does that stance create a slightly different shift in exploration of liability, compared with other countries that have purely industry-driven or non-publicly owned companies?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-03 9:18
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Welcome to all our guests today.
What did the Commissioner of the Environment say about the increase in the liability limits?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 9:19
In respect to the $1 billion limit, did the commissioner make any comments on that as a final number?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 9:19
Offshore boards are being made the responsible authorities. Why have we gone with that? We've been looking, over the course of time, to reduce the number of responsible agencies for red tape reduction and in the name of responsible resource development. Why the shift to go with offshore boards as responsible authorities?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 9:22
The regions, provinces, and industry are comfortable with that regime.
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 9:22
That's a fair point, thank you.
You mentioned in your comments around the spill-treating agents, “when there's a net environmental benefit”. Could you just expand on where, when, and how spill-treating agents might be used?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 10:31
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Barnes, do you know how many companies operate in the offshore industry?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 10:32
How many years of activity have the companies been involved in offshore work?
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CPC (YT)
View Ryan Leef Profile
2014-06-03 10:32
The first production was in 1990.
Mr. Paul Barnes: Yes.
Mr. Ryan Leef: Do you have a ballpark figure of how many wells have been drilled?
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CPC (YT)
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2014-06-03 10:32
How many spills have there been? How many accidents? These would be reportable accidents and spills.
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