Vol. 150, No. 12 — March 19, 2016

Regulations Amending the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations

Statutory authority

National Energy Board Act

Sponsoring agency

National Energy Board

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

For the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, see the National Energy Board Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations.

PROPOSED REGULATORY TEXT

Notice is given that the National Energy Board, pursuant to subsection 48(2) (see footnote a) of the National Energy Board Act (see footnote b), proposes to make the annexed Regulations Amending the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations.

Interested persons may make representations concerning the proposed Regulations within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to Chantal Briand, Regulatory Approaches, National Energy Board, 517 Tenth Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2R 0A8 (Toll free tel. in Canada: 1-800-899-1265; fax: 403-299-5503; Toll free fax in Canada: 1-877-288-8803; email: damagepreventionregs@neb-one.gc.ca).

Ottawa, March 10, 2016

Jurica Čapkun
Assistant Clerk of the Privy Council

Regulations Amending the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations

Amendments

1 The National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (see footnote 1) are amended by adding the following after section 47.1:

Damage Prevention Program

47.2 A company shall develop, implement and maintain a damage prevention program that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates damage to its pipeline and meets the requirements set out in section 16 of the National Energy Board Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations — Obligations of Pipeline Companies.

2 Subsection 55(1) of the Regulations is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (d), by adding “and” at the end of paragraph (e) and by adding the following after paragraph (e):

Application Prior to Publication

3 For the purposes of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, these Regulations apply before they are published in the Canada Gazette.

Coming into Force

4 These Regulations come into force on the first day on which both sections 15 and 34 of the Pipeline Safety Act are in force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

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