National Energy Board Ministerial Briefing Binder – 2015 OAG/CESD Performance Audit: Oversight of Federally Regulated Pipelines – NEB/NRCAN

ADVICE TO THE MINISTER
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FOR INFORMATION

Security: Protected B
Date: 4 November 2015

Issue

  • The Office of the Auditor General’s Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) will table an Audit on the oversight of federally-regulated pipelines when the 42nd Canadian Parliament is in session and sent to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for study.
  • Information not available s. 21(1)(a) Information not available s. 21(1)(b)

Background:

  • The OAG conducted an Audit on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods in 2011, involving the NEB and, in 2014 the then-Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) conducted an Audit on the Implementation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, also involving the NEB.
  • On September 19, 2014, the NEB was notified that the OAG was commencing a performance audit on the oversight of federally-regulated pipelines.
  • Information not available s. 21(1)(a) Information not available s. 21(1)(b)

Current Status:

  • The audit is in its final stages.
  • Information not available s.21(1)(a) Information not available s.21(1)(b)

Next Steps:

  • The OAG-CESD 2015 Fall Report will be tabled in Parliament and sent to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for study between December 2015 and February 2016 (public after date tabled).
  • NEB officials may be called to testify before the Standing Committee.
  • Should the Standing Committee request it, the NEB will provide the CAP.
  • Information not available s.21(1)(a) Information not available s.21(1)(b)

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