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REPORT TO:Community & Infrastructure ServicesCommittee <br />DATE OF MEETING:May 13, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Greg St. Louis, P. Eng., Director, Utilities 519-741-2600X4538 <br />PREPARED BY:LesJones, P. Eng., Utilities GasEngineer 519-741-2600X4826 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All <br />DATE OF REPORT:March 18, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.:INS-19-006 <br />SUBJECT:Safety and Loss Management System and Gas Distribution System Integrity <br />Management Program <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT the Kitchener Utilities Natural Gas Distribution Policy be approved and that the <br />Gas DistributionSystem Integrity Management Programoutline,be presented for <br />informationin accordance with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and <br />Regulation 210/01: Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In June2013,report INS-13-053was brought to Council as an introduction of the Gas <br />Distribution System Integrity Management Program (DSIMP), Kitchener Utilities version of the <br />required System Integrity Management Program. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority <br />(TSSA) has now incorporatedthe DSIMP into a broader requirement of a Safety and Loss <br />Management System and require operating companies to adopt the elements of the system, as <br />outlined in theCanadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z662-15. The standard defines <br />the twoprograms as: <br />Safety and loss management system-a systematic, comprehensive, and proactive <br />process for the management of safety and loss control associated with design,construction, <br />operation, and maintenance activities. <br />Integrity management program -a documented program that specifies the practices used by <br />the operating company to ensure the safe, environmentally responsible, and reliable service of <br />a pipeline system <br />CSA Z662-15, thegoverning standard requires that natural gas distributionoperating companies <br />develop a Safety and Loss Management System designed to ensure the protection of people, <br />the environment, and property.The Safety and Loss Management Systemshall include,among <br />other operational controls, agas Distribution System Integrity Management Program (DSIMP) <br />and a Security Management Program (SMP) to coverthe fulllife cycle of the pipeline system. <br />Once in place,continuous maintenance and supportof all programs is required. <br />8 - 1 <br />