Land Matters Group Steering Committee - Conference Call Summary - 12 December 2013

Conference Call SUMMARY
Land Matters Group Steering Committee (LMGSC)
Thursday, 12 December 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Teleconference Call

Participants:
  • Isabelle Bouffard - Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA)
  • Pierre Lemieux - Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA)
  • Deborah Eastlick - Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • Elvin Gowman - Farmer’s Advocacy Office (BC)
  • Jamie Kereliuk - National Energy Board
  • Beth  Lau (for Barry Jardine) - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Greg Northey - Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Gavin Smith - Westcoast Environmental Law
Guests:
  • Zeeshan Syed - Alberta Energy Regulator
NEB support:
  • Lorna Patterson, Thea Wingert, Marie McKenney, Carol Mullet
Regrets:
  • Shirley Benson - Metis National Council
  • Jason Laronde - Union of Ontario Indians
  • Jeff Paetz - The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
  • Gary Redmond - Synergy Alberta
  • Philippe Reicher - The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
Agenda Item, Decisions / Actions / Messages, Updates on Decisions/Actions
AGENDA ITEM DECISIONS / ACTIONS / MESSAGES UPDATES ON DECISIONS/ACTIONS
1. Welcome / Introductions

New Steering Committee members:

  • - Gavin Smith replacing Brenda Belak (West Coast Environmental Law)
  • - Tim Church will be replacing Deborah Eastlick (AER)
    Zeeshan Syed will be Tim’s back-up
 
2. Confirm proposed agenda Agenda confirmed  
3. Round table updates Updates received from SC members

Message - NEB to continue to work with LMG SC members in testing the Application to Participate form.
 
4. Approval of 2013/14 Workplan Decision - Steering Committee approved 2013-14 Workplan with one minor edit.

Action - NEB to post 2013-14 Workplan on NEB website.
 
5. Proposed meeting schedule for 2014 Decision - 2014 meeting schedule will be confirmed at the 9 January 2014 LMG SC meeting in Calgary.  
6. Proposed items for 9 January 2014 meeting Decision - A working session on the NEB Proposed Changes to Regulations for Damage Prevention to be part of the agenda.

Decision - A working session on the Land Agent Code of Conduct to be part of the agenda.
 
7. Review Action Items See items 6 and 8  
8. Closing Decision - NEB will provide the most current links for Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS) to the LMG SC.

Message - LMG SC members would like more information on how AMPS will be communicated to the public.

Message - SC would like an updated briefing on abandonments and Company accountability and commitment.

Message - SC would like to know if Companies have committed to bilingual filings requests. For example, pan- Canadian projects and SAM COMS.
Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (National Energy Board)

Decision - the NEB will follow-up with the LMG SC on AMPS questions.

Meeting notes prepared by Thea Wingert and Marie McKenney

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