CALGARY, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) today posted information online that allows Canadians to track company compliance with pipeline approval conditions. The new web page addresses the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development's (CESD) recommendation that the NEB improve public access to information about company compliance with approval conditions.
The information includes company compliance with pipeline approval conditions from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015 and is in a downloadable format. Information will be updated monthly and improvements to enhance the user experience, including additional search and view options will be completed shortly.
The NEB imposes conditions to mitigate impacts and potential risks that have been identified through the application process. Companies are required to demonstrate their compliance with NEB conditions and enforcement action may be taken in circumstances of non-compliance with conditions.
- The total number of conditions being posted February 22 is 2869, of which 59 per cent are closed and 41 per cent are in-progress.
- Recent NEB transparency initiatives include: an online incident web page; posting inspection reports online; online posting of emergency response exercise evaluations; and a public consultation on the availability of emergency management plans.
"Transparency is the foundation of public trust and, in posting condition data, we continue to support the NEB's commitment to open and clear regulatory information for all Canadians," said Peter Watson Chair and CEO, National Energy Board.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE National Energy Board
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