On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). For further information please visit our Implementing the Canadian Energy Regulator Act information page

Update on coming into force of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act

Update on coming into force of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act [PDF 331 KB]

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14 August 2019

To: All companies under the jurisdiction of the National Energy Board

  • Update on coming into force of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act

On Wednesday, 28 August 2019, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act) will come into force, replacing the National Energy Board Act (NEB Act), and the National Energy Board (NEB) will become the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

This transition will not impact the critical work we do as the federal energy regulator. We will continue to protect the public and the environment while supporting efficient markets.

At this time we would like to bring a few points to your attention:

  • All decisions or orders made by the NEB will be considered to have been made under the CER Act and will be enforced as such. Pursuant to applicable transitional provisions, all ongoing/pending regulatory applications will be considered by the CER in accordance with the NEB Act.
  • All applications filed on or before 27 August 2019 that are found to be complete will continue under the NEB Act.
  • If an application is found to be incomplete it must be resubmitted.
  • If the resubmission is filed on or after 28 August 2019 it will be considered under the CER Act.
  • New applications filed on or after 28 August 2019 will be considered under the CER Act.
  • Consideration of post-approval or operational matters, including Condition Compliance, will be made as per the CER Act, starting on 28 August 2019.
  • Compliance verification activities, such as Inspections or Audits will be undertaken pursuant to the CER Act, starting on 28 August 2019.

There will be brief network outages to allow us to transition our various online systems to the CER, including our electronic filing system. We will time this work to minimize the impact on users. Consult the NEB website closer to 28 August 2019 for details.

We are committed to making the transition to the CER as seamless as possible and ensuring business continuity. We encourage you to check our existing website for updates leading up to coming into force, and to visit our new website once we become the CER.

In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact your assigned company contact or contact us by email Mod.Questions@cer-rec.gc.ca, or by telephone toll-free at

1-800-899-1265.

Yours truly,

Original signed by L. George for

Sheri Young

Secretary of the Board

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