Filing Manual Update Record

Filing Manual Update Record [PDF 169 KB]

On 6 August 2020 the Filing Manuals were updated to reflect the coming into force of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act of August 28th, 2019. The following table addresses updates to the Filing Manual made since that date.

Filing Manual updates





  • Consequential Amendments arising from the coming into Force of the CER Act
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  • Corrected errors in French glossary re. navigable waters and human health


  • Removed dead link in Ch. 7
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  • Deleted point #2 in A.4.5 Checklist
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  • Text box at end of Guide O moved to beginning of Guide P



  • Amended Guide O to add reference to section 190 in first paragraph and headings
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  • Updated Remediation Guide link, Table A-2, Soil and Soil Productivity
  • Added “is suspected” to sentence containing Remediation Process Guide link, as all other versions used that
  • Updated Remediation Guide link, Table A-2, Soil and Soil Productivity


  • Updated links to new Event Reporting Guidelines
  • Changed occurrences of “significant incident” to “incident that harms people or the environment” in 4.2.1 and A.3.4 and Appendix 1
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  • Repaired broken links and replaced missing figures


  • Corrected Table of Contents “Guidance” subheading entry under A.4.5 to read “section 322 Notices” instead of “section 214 Notices” (html version only)



  • Updated 1.11 and Ch. 7 link to Filer's Guide to Electronic Submission
  • Updated 1.11 and Ch. 7 links to Guide du dépôt électronique à l’intention des déposants


  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has made updates to its Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC). To reflect these updates in the CER Filing Manual, the following minor revisions were made in Table A-2 (GHG Emissions and Climate Change, and Assessment of Upstream GHG Emissions sections) and A 4 (Economics and Financing):
    • replaced the SACC hyperlinks to the most current version (October SACC)
    • included guidance around a credible plan to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050, and adding reference to section 5.3 of the SACC for additional details
    • included guidance around a credible plan to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 in the Economics and Financing section
    • other small edits to align with the SACC wording, and the reference to SACC technical guides
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  • Updated A.2 link to Remediation Guide 2020
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  • Changed “Appropriate Dispute Resolution” to “Alternative Dispute Resolution” in List of Abbreviations, A.4.2, U.2


  • Added new section 1.12 describing filing requirement for digital map data
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  • Modified section 1.1 para. 3 to clarify the distinction between filing guidance and regulatory requirements
  • Corrected list indentation U.2, first filing requirement
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  • Guide B and Guide K extensively revised after public comment period
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  • Updated CER mailing address to numeric in all occurrences, i.e., 210-517 10 Ave SW Calgary AB  T2R 0A8
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  • Filing Manual – extensive revisions after public comment period:
    • Guide O (Variances and Project Updates)
    • Guide N (Review, Rescind, or Rehear)
    • section 1.5 (Confidential Filing)
    • section A.3.1 (Supply)
    • section A.3.3 (Markets)
  • Filing Manual – minor revisions after public comment period:
    • minor update to B.2.1 Notice of Proposed Abandonment guidance
    • minor edits to improve consistency of Filing Requirements formatting
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  • Deleted reference and link to Pipeline Associated Watercourse Crossings (5th Edition) in Table A-2, as document is no longer current nor widely available
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  • Updated Step 6 of the Early Engagement Guide
  • Included a link to the CER’s Statement of Concern form
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  • B.1.3 – updated Reporting form – Companies using Set-aside mechanisms other than Trusts and Exempt Companies
  • B.2.1 – updated Notice of Proposed Abandonment form
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  • Updated Guide Q Introduction to reflect Commission’s 3 February 2022 letter to All Gas Importation Authorization Holders indicating that, effective 29 August 2022, the CER Act no longer requires companies to obtain authorization for the importation of natural gas
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  • Updated P.6 Accounting Requirements and Financial Reporting to correct the basis for the regulatory requirement
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  • All instances of “proponent” changed to “applicant”
  • All instances of “promoteur” changed to “demandeur”
  • All instances of “Indigenous peoples” changed to “Indigenous Peoples”
  • All instances of “Indigenous communities” changed to “Indigenous Nations”
  • A.2 Table A-2 – Filing Requirements for Biophysical Elements entry for GHG Emissions and Climate change extensively updated for consistency with ECCC’s October 2020 version of the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change and draft Technical Guides. The updates provide further precision and refinement in the areas of scalability, project lifetime, credible net-zero emissions plan, and avoided emissions and offset credits
  • New section A.2.9 – Supplemental guidance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change created to provide additional context for applicants on GHG emissions and climate change assessments in relation to CER-regulated projects
  • A.3 Table A-4 – Filing Requirements for Economics and Financing updated to reference “those laws and regulations that are reasonably expected to come into force ... “
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  • Guide AA, section AA.1 Filing Requirements – Engineering and Technical, Pressure Testing and Leave to Open, point 2: “One week prior” changed to “Prior”, with an explanatory footnote regarding project complexity
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  • “there is no potential for the rights of Indigenous Peoples to be affected by the project” added to list of conditions under No or Negligible Environmental or Socio-economic Effects in section 3.4.4
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  • Copyright page on pdf version updated
  • Links to Operations and Maintenance Requirements and Guidance Notes updated
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