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National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations

The National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) are made under the National Energy Board Act. Companies are responsible for meeting the requirements of the OPR to manage safety, security and environmental protection throughout the entire lifecycle of their facilities, from design, through to construction, operation and abandonment.

Regulations

National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations – SOR/99-294

  • 2013-07-10
    Accountable Officer Appointment and Notification
    Pursuant to section 6.2 of the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), a company must appoint an accountable officer who has the authority over the company’s human and financial resources required to establish, implement and maintain its management system and protection programs, and to ensure that the company meets its obligations for safety, security and protection of the environment.

    A company has 30 days to notify the NEB of the name of its accountable officer after the appointment is made. The accountable officer must also submit a signed statement accepting the responsibilities of the position. This requirement is in effect for all NEB-regulated companies. For information on how to select the accountable officer, and suggested template letters, please see Company Submission Requirements.

Related Orders

Guidance

Audit Protocol

The NEB utilizes an audit protocol when conducting audits of a company’s obligations pursuant to the NEB Act and related regulations.

OPR Guidance Notes

The OPR Guidance Notes are provided to assist interested parties in understanding the requirements of the OPR.

Forms and Templates

Pressure Vessels and Equipment

Decommissioning

History

Amending Regulations

Management Systems

  • 2011-07-29
    Proposed Regulatory Change for Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 - Management Systems

    The Proposed Regulatory Change (PRC) 2011-01 is intended to clarify the National Energy Board's current requirement that NEB-regulated companies follow a management system approach. [Filing A30543]
    • Notification Letter
    • Appendix A: Proposed Regulatory Change 2011-01
    • Appendix B: NOPRC - Responses to Comments Received
    • Appendix C: Guidance for Proposed Regulatory Change
  • 2011-01-21
    Notice of Proposed Regulatory Change for Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 - Management Systems

    The National Energy Board (Board) is seeking comment on a proposed amendment to the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999 (OPR-99), as set out in the attached NOPRC 2011-01. This notice of proposed amendment provides further clarification regarding the Board's expectation that companies have a systematic, comprehensive and proactive approach to managing risk in order to promote safety, security and environmental protection and to satisfy requirements in the OPR-99. To find out more about the NOPRC and the review and comment period, please review the following material:

Security

  • 2010-05-03
    Proposed Regulatory Change (PRC) 2010-01 - Security
    Adoption of CSA Z246.1-09 Security Management for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems [Filing A25093]

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Date Modified:
2014-09-11