The National Energy Board (NEB) has launched a condition compliance web page that enables Canadians to track company compliance with pipeline approval conditions. Over 3200 approval conditions and their respective completion status 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, with all records being retained and updated accordingly. However, this move is another of the organisation’s continuing efforts to increase regulatory transparency in 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.
"It is the NEB's firm belief that Canadians deserve to have increased access to regulatory information. We have made significant strides toward increased transparency and we will continue to seek new and innovative ways to increase our foundation of openness," commented Peter Watson, the NEB’s Chair and CEO.
Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/regulations-and-standards/20092016/neb-makes-key-information-more-accessible/