Pipeline Lifecycle

The National Energy Board’s regulatory oversight spans the entire life of a pipeline. Below is a lifecycle graphic with links to information on the regulatory processes that pipeline projects must pass before they can be built, operated, or abandoned.

Legend

Event

Engagement

Process

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Planning
Phase

Application
Assessment

Construction
Phase

Operation
Phase

Abandonment
Phase

Post-abandonment
Phase

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NEB Hearing

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Abandonment

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  • Project Application
  • Detailed Route
  • Right of Entry
  • Abandonment Hearing
Pipeline Arbitration Secretariat (Negotiation and Arbitration)

Pipeline Arbitration Secretariat (Natural Resources Canada)

Complaint Resolution and Process Advice

The Board has a Complaint Resolution Process in place to deal with landowner complaints and deliver Appropriate Dispute Resolution. The Complaint Resolution Process provides options for resolving outstanding issues that are not related to compensation.

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