National Energy Board – 2018–19 Departmental Results Report

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On August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), with the coming into force of Bill C-69 and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CERA). The organization has now transitioned to the CER.

The 2018–19 Departmental Results Report details how the organization performed against its planned Departmental outcomes in Fiscal Year 2018–19, prior to the coming into force of the CERA. For this reason the report refers to the NEB as the reporting organization for 2018–19.

National Energy Board

2018–19

Departmental Results Report




The original version was signed by
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C. Peter Watson, P.Eng., FCAE
Chair and CEO
National Energy Board
The original version was signed by
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The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, P.C., M.P
Minister
Natural Resources

ISSN 2560-9742

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Table of contents

Message from the Chair and CEO

Peter Watson, Chair and CEOOn August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), with the coming into force of Bill C-69 and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CERAFootnote 1). The organization has now transitioned to the CER, supported by decades of experience regulating energy projects in the Canadian public interest as well as a history of successfully implementing legislative changes.

This Departmental Results Report details how the organization performed against its planned Departmental outcomes in Fiscal Year 2018–19, prior to the coming into force of the CERA. For this reason the report refers to the NEB as the reporting organization for 2018–19, and to my former title as Chair and CEO.

In 2018–19, the fulfilment of our mandate as Canada’s federal energy regulator continued: oversight of pipeline construction and environmental protection, damage prevention and emergency response; adjudication of applications before the Board; expanded access to energy information and data; and the focused, collaborative development of an Indigenous Monitoring program as a key part of enhanced engagement to improve safety and environmental protection outcomes.

Through this period of transition, we have maintained unwavering focus on creating systemic improvements in our work and striving to be a more modern and excellent regulator. We increased our ability to leverage the work across all of our programs and create integrated approaches to the big issues we see, including:

  • The importance of listening to and understanding Indigenous Knowledge as a fundamental aspect of safety and environmental protection;
  • Using the rich data collected over the past 60 years of regulation to improve the future of regulation – and use that data to invite Canadians to explore that future with us;
  • Data experimentation to illuminate root causes of incidents, to create visibility on emerging issues, and to strengthen our regulatory framework; and,
  • Ensuring more engagement, transparency and communication in adjudication processes before they even begin.

The work of modernizing the NEB has progressed and will continue to do so. I am proud to work alongside people who remain dedicated in their commitment to regulatory excellence and public service.

C. Peter Watson, P.Eng., FCAE

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