Atlantic Component

NEB Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, travelled through the Atlantic at the end of January 2015. Meetings occurred through all the provinces with the exception of Prince Edward Island (PEI) due to inclement weather.

Dalhousie University, Engineering

  • Discussion Topics Included: the hearing process, how the NEB defines ‘public interest’, technical questions around converting gas pipelines to oil pipelines, emergency management, lifecycle regulation and differentiating between the NEB’s federal jurisdiction and that of the provinces.

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

  • Discussion Topics Included: addressing public sentiment of energy development, strengthening understanding of ourselves as regulators, managing the expectations of participants in a hearing process and how we can strengthen the transparency of our reporting.

Ecology Action Centre (Halifax)

  • Discussion Topics Included: the role of the NEB with regards to climate change, legislative context surrounding environmental assessments and time limits for the hearing process, infrastructure regulated by the NEB in Atlantic Canada and differentiating between the NEB’s federal jurisdiction and that of the provinces.

St. Mary’s First Nation (Chief Candice Paul)

  • Discussion Topics Included: industrial development on traditional territory, hearing process, responsibilities  of the NEB as it pertains to Aboriginal engagement, financial responsibility of companies in the event of an incident or pipeline abandonment.

Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick

  • Discussion Topics Included: landowner rights and compensation, use of land on pipeline right-of-ways, pipeline safety and process and conditions for pipelines abandonment.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick/Fundy Baykeepers

  • Discussion topics: the hearing process, the role of the NEB with regards to climate change, communications, environmental assessment of projects, protection of marine environments.

New Brunswick Woodlot Owners’ Association

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB regulatory engagement, alternative dispute resolution process, lifecycle regulation, environmental assessments, hearing process, use of land on pipeline right-of-ways.

Fundy North Fishermen’s Association

  • Discussion Topics Included: legislative context surrounding environmental assessments, TERMPOL reporting, hearing process, pipeline safety and protection of fresh and saltwater fisheries.

Hampton Town Council

  • Discussion Topics Included: hearing process, pipeline safety, environmental assessments, lifecycle regulation, landowner concerns, damage prevention, how the NEB defines ‘public interest’ and abandonment process.

Horst Sauerteig (Saint John)

  • Discussion Topics Included: Communications, NEB hearings, pipeline safety, integrity management plans.

Canada Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

  • Discussion Topics Included: addressing public sentiment of energy development, strengthening understanding of ourselves as regulators, pipeline integrity management plans, emergency management and response, safety culture and how we can strengthen the transparency of our reporting.

Memorial University, Harris Centre

  • Discussion Topics Included: Hearing process, role of the Board, infrastructure regulated by the NEB, coordination with provincial energy regulators.
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