The National Energy Board (NEB), an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry, announced on Wednesday that it will require companies to provide additional emergency response detail during the pipeline application phase of a project.

NEB said in a statement that it will amend the NEB Filing Manual after considering public input received during a 60-day online public comment period launched on Wednesday. The Filing Manual provides direction to companies on the extent of information required during the application process.

When implemented into the NEB Filing Manual, company applications could be deemed incomplete if the additional emergency response information is not included, or companies could be required to submit additional information before a hearing begins, NEB explained. “This is a significant change that addresses increased requests for company emergency response information, from the Board and other hearing participants, during recent application and hearing processes,” the statement said.

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Canadian Underwriter – January 12, 2017.


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