Regulatory Stock Review Plan

Overview

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan describes the planned reviews of regulations that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is proposing within the next 3 year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future.

The Regulatory Stock Review Plan identifies a CER contact point for the planned reviews. The Regulatory Stock Review Plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect the CER’s regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

The CER welcomes feedback on this Regulatory Stock Review Plan, and on the various components of our regulatory framework, at any time, by sending an email to Regulatory.Framework@cer-rec.gc.ca.

Regulatory Stock Review Plan: 2023–2026

Cost Recovery Regulations

Enabling act(s): Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act)

Rationale: The regulations will be updated to reflect the changes in the regulation-making authority introduced by the CER Act

Narrative: Section 87 of the CER Act provides that regulations may be made for recovering all costs attributable to the CER’s mandate, including costs for applications that are denied or withdrawn. The existing Cost Recovery Regulations will be amended to reflect this regulation-making authority.

Date of last review or amendment: 2011

Targeted start for review: 2019

For further information:

Departmental or agency contact:
Rumu Sen
Regulatory Policy
Telephone: (403) 390-6177
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-899-1265
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-288-8803
Email: rumu.sen@cer-rec.gc.ca

Export and Import Regulatory Framework

Enabling act(s): Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act)

Rationale: The regulations are being updated to align with the CER Act and to reflect previous stakeholder feedback.

Narrative: On 6 July 2012, the Government of Canada enacted the Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act which made amendments to the NEB Act that affects the NEB’s export and import regulatory framework.

On 28 August 2019, the CER Act came into force. The CER Act contains similar regulation making authorities as the repealed NEB Act with respect to the federal export and import regulatory framework.

The regulations included in this proposal are:

Date of last review or amendment: 2011

Targeted start for review: 2019

Stakeholder Feedback: Engagement on proposed changes was conducted from August to October 2013. Stakeholders asked that the NEB continue to make export and import data available for their use, and to continue to develop the draft regulations with a view towards maintaining stability across the systems. These comments are being revisited as part of the 2019 review.

For further information:

Departmental or agency contact:
Jenni Low
Regulatory Policy
Telephone: (403) 607-3857
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-899-1265
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-288-8803
Email: jenni.low@cer-rec.gc.ca

Onshore Pipeline Regulations

Enabling act(s): Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act)

Rationale: This is a planned review and update of the Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations, for continual improvement, under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.

Narrative: Below are the planned steps:

  • Review and engagement
  • Updating regulations and regulatory instruments
  • Issuing updated regulations and implementation

Date of last review or amendment: 2016

Targeted start for review: 2020

For further information:

Departmental or agency contact:
Elliot McLauchlan
Regulatory Policy
Telephone: (403) 561-7435
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-899-1265
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-288-8803
Email: elliot.mclauchlan@cer-rec.gc.ca

Rules of Practice and Procedure

Enabling act(s): Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act)

Rationale: A comprehensive update to the National Energy Board Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995 (Rules) is needed to align with the CER Act, reflect the CER’s new governance structure, and to formalize the practices, processes and terminology which have evolved in the years since the Rules were first in effect.

Narrative: The planned steps for this regulatory review include:

  • Review and public engagement
  • Updating regulations and regulatory instruments
  • Issuing updated regulations and implementation

Date of last review or amendment: 1995

Targeted start for review: 2022

For further information:

Departmental or agency contact:
Melissa Mathieson
Regulatory Policy
Telephone: (403) 542-9274
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-899-1265
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-288-8803
Email: melissa.mathieson@cer-rec.gc.ca

Additional Information

The CER is also working with the departments listed below on regulations that would be made under the CER Act or which impact the CER.

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