Filing Manual – Chapter 2 – Instructions to Users

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2.1 Process Flowchart

A flowchart has been provided in Figure 2-1 to guide applicants through the process of:

  • determining what type of filing must be submitted (i.e., physical project application, applications not for physical projects or an information filing); and
  • identifying what information must be included in the filing.

Figure 2-1: CER Filing Manual Flowchart [PDF 68 KB]

An important consideration for applicants to remember while working through the flowchart is that an application may trigger various sections of the CER Act and regulations, and therefore, applicants should work through all steps of the flowchart until reaching an end point.

The guidance boxes within the flowchart indicate the requirements that must be fulfilled and direct the applicant to the appropriate location in the Manual for the specific filing requirements. Following the flowchart from the start to finish assures that applicants will have identified each of the elements essential to a filing.

2.2 Steps to Work through the Flowchart

Flowchart Symbols

The flowchart uses standard symbols to represent the process for completing a filing. The symbols are as follows:

Flowchart Symbols

starting point

starting point

chapter identifiers

chapter identifiers

decision required

decision required

CER referenced documents

CER referenced documents

guidance or direction

guidance or direction

stop point

stop point

relevant guide and corresponding section of the CER Act or regulation identified

relevant guide and corresponding section of the CER Act or regulation identified

Please remember that the Manual and therefore this flowchart, applies only to applications and filings under the CER Act and the regulations under the CER Act.

Procedure

  1. Begin at the green “Start” circle in the upper left corner.
  2. Is the potential filing an application or information filing?
  3. If the potential filing is an information filing, complete the appropriate reports (see Chapter 6 for details).
  4. If the potential filing is an application, complete the common application information (outlined in the yellow box). See Chapter 3 for details.
  5. If the application is for a physical project, complete the base application requirements and begin to work across the flowchart. Working across the flowchart will require that you answer certain questions to determine what sections of the CER Act or regulations are triggered (see also Table 2-1). Any sections triggered will require an application pursuant to the triggered section(s). See Chapter 4 for details.
  6. If the application is not for a physical project, follow the flowchart down the left side and see Chapter 5 for supporting information.

2.3 Regulatory Listing

Table 2-1 lists the sections of the CER Act and regulations that have been identified within this Manual as requiring an application to the CER. The corresponding Guide is also included.

Table 2-1: Sections of CER Act and Regulations Requiring Applications

Table 2-1: Sections of CER Act and Regulations

Application Description

Relevant Legislation

Section(s)

Guide ID

Addition or modification of facilities

CER Act

183,214

Guide A

Abandonment

CER Act

241(1)

Guide B

Protection of Pipelines from Ground Disturbance, Facility Construction, Crossings and Mining Operations

CER Act

335, 338

Guide C

Deviations

CER Act

211

Guide D

Change in Class Locations

OPR

42

Guide E

Change of Service or Increase in Maximum Operating Pressure

OPR

43

Guide F

Deactivation

OPR

44

Guide G

Reactivation

OPR

45

Guide H

Processing Plants: Facility Deactivations and Reactivations

PPR

42,43

Guide I

Commodity Pipeline Systems

CER Act

 

Guide J

Decommissioning

OPR
PPR

45.1
43.1

Guide K

Reviewing or Amending a CER Decision

CER Act

69, 190-194
348, 349, 365

Guide O

Tolls and tariffs

CER Act

225-240

Guide P

Export & Import Authorizations

CER Act

343-380

Guide Q

Transfer of Ownership, Lease or Amalgamation

CER Act

181

Guide R

Access on a Pipeline

CER Act

239

Guide S

Leave to Open

CER Act

213

Guide T

Information Filed Respecting PPBoR and Notices

CER Act

201

Guide U

Right-of-Entry Application

CER Act

324

Guide V

Requirements for Substituted Service Applications

National Energy Board Substituted Service Regulations

 

Guide W

Post Certificate/Order Information

 

 

Guide AA

Financial Surveillance Reports

 

 

Guide BB

Import and Export Reporting Regulation Requirements

National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations

 

Guide CC

Leave to make contact with, alter, or remove an abandoned pipeline

CER Act

101

Contact the CER

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