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
- British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources (PDF, 439 KB)
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (PDF, 410 KB)
- Canadian Electricity Association (PDF, 554 KB)
- Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (PDF, 549 KB)
- Enbridge (PDF, 234 KB)
- File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (PDF, 769 KB)
- Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (PDF, 317 KB) (available in French only)
- Imperial Oil Ltd. (PDF, 527 KB)
- Inuvialuit Corporate Group (PDF, 58.9 KB)
- L’Union des producteurs agricoles (PDF, 211 KB) (available in French only)
- Métis Nation of Alberta (PDF, 999 KB)
- Métis Nation of British Columbia (PDF, 395 KB)
- Pembina Institute (PDF, 293 KB)
- Respondent 1 (PDF, 408 KB)
- Respondent 2 (PDF, 86.8 KB)
- Southern Chiefs’ Organization (PDF, 134 KB)
- TransCanada (PDF, 550 KB)
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
- British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (PDF, 84 KB)
- Canadian Electricity Association (PDF, 489 KB)
- Canadian Federation of Agriculture (PDF, 351 KB)
- L’Union des producteurs agricoles (PDF, 351KB) (available in French only)
- Manitoba Hydro (PDF, 178 KB)
- Métis Nation of Alberta (PDF, 1075 KB)
- Métis Nation of British Columbia (PDF, 141 KB)
- Professional Surveyors Canada (PDF, 136 KB)
- Southern Chiefs’ Organization Inc. (PDF, 142 KB)
- Whelan Enns Associates Inc. (PDF, 367 KB)
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.
Current CER Consultations
We are looking for your comments to help shape future regulations. Engagement opportunities on regulations to be developed or updated under the proposed CER Act can be found on the Canadian Energy Regulator page.