A new Canadian Energy Regulator consultation

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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 has 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.

On October 15 to November 28, 2018 we asked for your comments on two discussion papers, the Designated Officer Regulation and the Damage Prevention Framework for Federally Regulated Powerlines. These discussion papers continue the engagements that we have been conducting with Canadians to ensure a transparent process.

What we've heard

In the coming days, we will be sharing what we've heard on the discussion papers.

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.

Next steps

We will soon be seeking public comment on a time management regulation. This regulation will enhance certainty and predictability by outlining when time periods in project reviews may be excluded from the calculation of legislated timelines.

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

Stay up to date on how the Government of Canada is creating better rules to protect Canada's environment and grow the economy.

Thank you for your continued interest and participation.

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