The National Energy Board (NEB) continues to make strides toward increased regulatory transparency with the launch of a condition compliance web page that enables Canadians to track company compliance with pipeline approval conditions.
More than 3,200 approval conditions and their respective completion status (in progress or completed) are now available to all Canadians in a simplified and searchable format.
The NEB has always tracked, monitored, and conducted enforcement action following project approval, and all records have been retained and updated as compliance measures or enforcement is conducted. Making this information more accessible to Canadians is consistent with the NEB’s continued response to the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Developed (CESD) Fall 2015 Audit.
Lifecycle oversight of pipelines and associated infrastructure is a core function of the NEB. From application to abandonment, the NEB conducts strict oversight to ensure companies adhere to all regulatory requirements and conditions placed upon a project as part of an approval.
Company compliance with conditions is monitored through the following means:
- Field inspections
- Company audits
- Compliance meetings
- Emergency response exercise evaluation
- Emergency procedure manual review