The NEB uses a regional and community approach to engage with stakeholders to build awareness, confidence and responsiveness in the NEB and NEB regulatory processes. The NEB engages with landowners, municipalities and other orders of government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and others. The view and insights we gain informs improvements to NEB regulatory practices, processes and information materials.
Expected Stakeholder Engagement Program Outcomes…
Regional engagement reflects and responds to the diversity of views and interests of stakeholders… so that Stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples share their perspectives and provide feedback regarding the NEB’s mandate and role, and our engagement activities with stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples are meaningful.
Number of engagement activities by region, to demonstrate a regional presence by the NEB in areas where the NEB has a high profile.
- Target 300
Municipal Roundtables – Dialogue about Energy
The NEB, through feedback from regional stakeholders, is developing better mechanisms for proactive, ongoing dialogue on issues of common interest between industry and municipalities impacted by existing energy infrastructure.
In 2017-18, the NEB, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Canadian Energy Pipeline Association established a Municipal Roundtable. The goal of the Roundtable is to identify areas of common concern related to pipeline operations or activities, and to support systemic solutions to issues. Stronger communication and collaboration between Municipalities, the NEB and the pipeline sector will drive better public awareness, emergency management, municipal planning and pipeline development regulations in the future.
Number of meetings by the Land Matters Group Steering Committee, to monitor our work with members of the public and industry who have vested interests in land matters to support continual improvement in the development of the NEB’s regulatory approach to land matters.
- Target 3
Percentage of participants in NEB regional engagement activities that indicate that they had the opportunity to adequately share their views and perspectives.
- Target 75%
2016-17 No Results
Understanding federal regulations at a local level
The NEB’s Vancouver Regional Office engaged extensively with five Vancouver Lower Mainland municipalities and NEB-regulated companies during 2017, to discuss and create mutual understanding of the new 2016 Damage Prevention Regulations, particularly for municipal operations and maintenance activities around NEB-regulated pipelines. Through meaningful dialogue and cooperative efforts, this work generated an NEB guidance document for all municipalities and NEB-regulated companies across Canada.