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Areas to which such responsibilities relate include Nunavut; Sable Island; the Inuvialuit Settlement Region onshore; that part of the onshore that is under the administration of a federal minister (including Norman Wells Proven area and other miscellaneous parcels); that part of the internal waters of Canada or the territorial sea of Canada that is not situated in a province or territory other than the Northwest Territories, or in that part of the onshore that is not under the administration of a federal minister; and the continental shelf of Canada, but does not include the adjoining area as defined in section 2 of the Yukon Act.
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Type is defined as follows: previously committed to—committed to in the first or second fiscal year prior to the subject year of the report; ongoing—committed to at least three fiscal years prior to the subject year of the report; and new—newly committed to in the reporting year of the Report on Plans and Priorities or the Departmental Performance Report.
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As indicated in the NEB’s Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16, the title for this priority is “Take Action on Safety” effective 2015-16. The new title reflects the next phase in the organizational priority, which focuses on further development and refinement of activities to deliver on safety and environmental outcomes.
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The public interest is inclusive of all Canadians and refers to a balance of economic, environmental and social considerations that changes as society's values and preferences evolve over time.
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In this case, devolution is the transfer of powers from the federal government to the territorial government.
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The proportion of the NEB’s time allocated to frontier matters has decreased as a result of devolution, effective 1 April 2014, which has resulted in an increase in the amount of NEB work that is cost recovered, to approximately 95 per cent.
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Key topics discussed at the 2013 Safety Forum included corporate leadership’s role in building and maintaining a safety culture, effectiveness of management systems and performance measurement’s role in risk management, as well as public expectations around transparency of information, and the evolving role of the regulator.
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The three regulatory Boards endorse the definition as put forth by Mearns, K., Flin, R., Gordon, R. & Fleming, M. (1998): Measuring safety culture in the offshore oil industry. Work and Stress, 12(3), 238-254. “Safety” includes safety of workers and the public, process safety, operational safety, facility integrity, security and environmental protection.
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Details of the NEB’s own report on pipeline performance measures published this year are presented under sub-program 1.1.2: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement.
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FORRI is a partnership of federal and provincial government departments and regulators that have responsibility for frontier and offshore regulatory issues. Participants include Natural Resources Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, and the National Energy Board.
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Through the Review of Offshore Drilling in the Canadian Arctic (Arctic Review), the Board reaffirmed its SSRW Policy: the applicant must demonstrate, in its Contingency Plan, the capability to drill a relief well to kill an out-of-control well during the same drilling season. The intended outcome of the policy is to minimize harmful effects on the environment. Applicants wishing to depart from the policy would need to demonstrate how they would meet or exceed the intended outcome of the policy.
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In December 2014, Chevron withdrew from the SSRW Technical Proceeding.
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Previously known as the Safety and Environmental Performance Dashboard.
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Pipeline damage prevention is important to reduce the risk of accidental damage from nearby excavation or construction activity close to buried pipelines.
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CCGA’s primary role is to manage damage prevention issues of national interest that regional partners consider best addressed through a single voice.
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>CANUSNORTH is the short form used to refer to the Annex of the Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (JCP) that covers the Beaufort Sea. Under the JCP, Canadian and United States Coast Guards are required to exercise each geographic annex to the plan every two years.
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The NEB required companies that operate over 96 per cent of NEB-regulated pipelines to submit data on a suite of leading and lagging performance measures by 1 April 2014.
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