A new Canadian Energy Regulator consultation

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Status: Closed

The Government of Canada is committed to creating better rules for energy regulation that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights and strengthen the economy.

To meet this commitment, the Government of Canada tabled legislation, which would replace the National Energy Board Act with the Canadian Energy Regulator Act and establish the Canadian Energy Regulator – a modern, world-class federal regulator with the required independence and accountability to oversee a strong, safe and sustainable Canadian energy sector.

What we heard from the consultation

From October 15 to November 28, 2018 we asked for your comments on two discussion papers to help shape regulations under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.

The comments received are posted below, under the respective Discussion Papers. They are posted in the language submitted. The comments will be reviewed and considered in the development of the regulations. Thank you to all who provided submissions.

 

Designated Officer Regulation (PDF, 1,749 KB)
This regulation will improve efficiency by making it possible for technical and administrative decisions to be made by designated officers within the Regulator.

 

We received 17 submissions from a wide range of respondents, including industry associations, companies, and Indigenous groups/representatives.

Read the submissions from the public

 

Damage Prevention Framework for Federally Regulated Power Lines (PDF, 1,914 KB)
Current regulations require updating under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act to continue to provide a framework for safely conducting activities near federally regulated power lines.

 

We received ten submissions from a wide range of respondents, including industry associations, companies, and Indigenous groups/representatives.

Read the submissions from the public

These discussion papers continue the engagements that we have been conducting with Canadians to ensure a transparent process. If you would like to learn more about the work we've done so far, check out the Expert Panel's Report on the National Energy Board Modernization and the Environmental and Regulatory Reviews: Discussion Paper to see how this work aligns with broader objectives and activities.

More consultations to follow

There will be further opportunities to engage on regulations and policies in the future to ensure a smooth transition to the new regulator.

Contact us

 NRCan.NEBModernization-ModernisationONE.RNCan@Canada.ca