Forward Regulatory Plan

Given the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the ability of regulated companies and impacted persons to participate in regulation development activities, the CER will not advance any new regulatory proposals at this time. Information on when consultation opportunities will occur will appear on the CER’s website including the Forward Regulatory Plan and the Consultation and Engagement Activities page.

Canada Energy Regulator’s Forward Regulatory Plan for 2020 to 2022:

  • is a publicly available list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated regulatory changes (regulatory initiatives) that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) intends to propose or finalize within a 2-year period
  • may include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame and that are indicated as long-term

Some of the initiatives in this plan may be associated with the CER’s multi-year plan to review its existing regulations (Regulatory Stock Review Plan).

Forward Regulatory Plans are intended to help Canadians, including businesses, Indigenous peoples and trading partners, plan for:

  • opportunities to provide their feedback during regulatory development
  • future regulatory changes

The Forward Regulatory Plan briefly describes each regulatory initiative and includes information such as:

  • who may be affected by a regulatory initiative
  • regulatory cooperation efforts undertaken or planned
  • opportunities for public consultation
  • links to related information or analysis
  • the CER’s contact information

The Forward Regulatory Plan will be updated over time to reflect, for example:

  • progress in regulatory development
  • changes to the CER’s regulatory priorities or its operating environment

Consult the Canada Energy Regulator’s Acts and Regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by the Canada Energy Regulator
  • further information on the Canada Energy Regulator’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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