On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 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

Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations, Orders and Guidance

The Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) are made under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act. Companies are responsible for meeting the requirements of the OPR to manage safety, security and environmental protection throughout the entire lifecycle of their facilities, from design, through to construction, operation and abandonment.

Regulations

  • Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations (SOR/99-294)
  • National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) Amendments – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
    In addition to the name and term changes made in the Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the National Energy Board Act (Miscellaneous Program), the updates also include non-substantial amendments made to the OPR. The OPR amendments were made in response to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations’ 2013 review entitled The Regulations Amending the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations. For more details on changes made to the regulations, please see the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement and the Regulations.

Related Orders

Guidance

OPR Guidance Notes

Operations and Maintenance Activities

Pressure Vessels and Equipment

Decommissioning

Reporting

Accountable Officer Appointment and Notification

Pursuant to section 6.2 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), a company must appoint an accountable officer who has the authority over the company’s human and financial resources required to establish, implement and maintain its management system and protection programs, and to ensure that the company meets its obligations for safety, security and protection of the environment.

A company has 30 days to notify the CER of the name of its accountable officer after the appointment is made. The accountable officer must also submit a signed statement accepting the responsibilities of the position. This requirement is in effect for all CER-regulated companies. For information on how to select the accountable officer, and suggested template letters, please see Company Submission Requirements.

Forms and Templates

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