Electricity Filing Manual – Chapter 2 – Instructions to Users
- 2.1 Summary of International Power Line Filing Requirements
- 2.2 Regulatory Listing
- 2.3 Permit Applications
2.1 Summary of International Power Line Filing Requirements
Table 2-1 below provides a high level overview of the information requirements the Board considers applicants must file with the Board for an authorization to construct an international power line. The table outlines the main chapters and headings and their corresponding main information filing requirements.
Applicants should consider each chapter of this manual and file all the information that is of relevance to their particular project, in accordance with the nature and magnitude of the project.
Applicants are encouraged to structure their application in logically sequenced and numbered paragraphs based on the content of the information.
|Filing Manual Chapter||Main Information Requirements|
3. Common Information Requirements
3.1 Action Sought by Applicant
3.2 Project Proponents
3.3 Proof of Publication of Notice
|4. Project Description and Engineering||
|4.1 Project Location||
|4.2 Project Components and Activities||
|4.3 Impacts to the Bulk Power system||
|4.4 Other Required Approvals and Project Schedule||
|6. Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment||
|8. Lands Information||
Figure 2-1 outlines the different regulatory options an applicant should choose from before applying to the Board. The figure also sets out, under each option, the different steps for processing IPL facilities applications and the legislation, whether federal or provincial that would apply.
Figure 2-1 – Options Under NEB Act
2.2 Regulatory Listing
Table 2-2 lists the sections of the NEB Act and instruments issued in accordance with the NEB Act that have been identified within this Manual as requiring an application to the Board with respect to IPLs.
|Application Description||NEB Act and Legal Instruments||Guide or Appendix|
|International Power Line (election certificate)||58.23|
|Information Filed Respecting PPBoR and Notices||33 and 34||Guide A|
|Right-of-Entry Application||104||Guide B|
|International Power Line (permit)||58.11|
|Addition or modification of facilities||21|
|Deviations (for federal lines)||45|
|General Order for Electricity Reliability Standards||MO-036-2012||Appendix I|
2.3 Permit Applications
Permit applicants should note that the information required for NEB IPL permit authorizations is stipulated in Part II of the Electricity Regulations.
As this Filing Manual is intended to set out the requirements for an election certificate, the requirements and guidancewithin the manual may be more extensive and detailed than necessary for a permit application. The manual should be used as a reference and potential source of guidance and applicants should apply judgment accordingly.
For example, judgment should be used where regulatory requirements logically require certain other information or details that may not necessarily be stipulated in the Electricity Regulations. For instance, where section 5 of the Electricity Regulations refer to the need for an environmental assessment report, this would necessarily require sufficient description of the project and the environmental setting to complete the report regardless whether certain details about the project or environmental setting are specifically required in other sections of the regulation. Therefore, in accordance with the nature and magnitude of the project, as well as the Electricity Regulations, applicants should file all relevant information. This filing manual strives to provide guidance to this end.
A pre-application meeting with staff at the NEB is available if further guidance is desired. Please contact the Board if you wish to arrange a pre-application meeting.
To assist permit applicants for IPLs greater than 50 kV in using this filing manual as guidance, Table 2-3 below cross-references the section 5 Electricity Regulations requirements with the corresponding relevant chapter in the manual. Table 2-4 cross-references section 4 of the Electricity Regulations for IPLs less than 50 kV with related sections in the manual.
As with certificate applications, applicants are encouraged to structure their application in logically sequenced and numbered paragraphs based on the content of the information. However, permit applications may also be filed according to the order and structure of Section 5, Part II of the Electricity Regulations.
|Part II Electricity Regulations||Filing Manual Chapter|
|s.5(a) and (b)||3. Common Information Requirements
|s.5(c)||3.3 Proof of Publication of Notice|
|s.5(e) and (f)||4.1 Project Location
|s.5(g), (h) and (i)||4.1 Project Location|
|s.5(j)||8. Lands Information|
|s.5(k)||3.2 Project Proponents|
|s.5(m), (n) and (o)||4.2 Project Components and Activities
4.3 Impacts to the Bulk Power System
|s.5(p), (q) and (r)||5. Consultation
4.4 Other Required Approvals and Project Schedule
|s.5(s), (t) and (u)||6. Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment|
|s.5(w)||4.2 Project Components and Activities|
Based on the nature and magnitude of the project, Applicants may wish to consult the appropriate chapter of this manual and file all the information that is of relevance to their particular project while keeping in mind that this manual generally goes further than what is required for Permit applications for IPLs over 50 kV.
|Part II Electricity Regulations||Filing Manual Chapter|
|s.4(a) and (b)||3. Common Information Requirements|
|s.4(c)||3.3 Proof of Publication of Notice|
|s.4(e) and (f)||4.1 Project Location|
|s.5(g)||3.2 Project Proponents|
|s.5(h)||4.2 Project Components and Activities|
|s.5(i)||4.3 Impacts to the Bulk Power System|
|s.5(j)||6. Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment|
|s.5(k) and (l)||4.4 Other Required Approvals and Project Schedule|
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