Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

Background

The Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Energy Regulator) (AMPs Regulations) are made under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act). The CER Act came into force on 28 August 2019 and replaced the National Energy Board Act.

The AMPs Regulations set out the list of violations that are subject to Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) under the CER Act, the method and criteria by which the penalty amounts will be determined, and the manner in which notices of violations must be served. The Regulator can impose financial penalties on companies or individuals for non-compliance with the CER Act, regulations, decisions, permits, orders, licenses or certificate conditions intended to promote safety or environmental protection.

The AMP sections in the CER Act set out the maximum daily penalties for both individuals and companies. For individuals the maximum daily penalty is $25,000 for each violation, and for companies the maximum daily penalty is $100,000 per violation. The CER Act stipulates that each day that a violation continues is considered to be a separate violation. This means that separate penalties could be issued per infraction, per day with no maximum total financial penalty.

Regulations

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Energy Regulator) (SOR/2013-138)

AMP Process Guide

The AMP Process Guide describes the overall administrative monetary penalties process and the key elements of the AMP process from initiating an AMP through to the review and final decision stages of the process.

Contact Information

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Address: Administrative Monetary Penalties
Canada Energy Regulator
210-517 10 Ave SW
Calgary AB  T2R 0A8
Email:  ampsap@cer-rec.gc.ca
Toll free:  1-800-899-1265
Fax:  403-292-5503
Toll free fax:  1-877-288-8803

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