Regulatory consultation and application

Regulatory Process

The National Energy Board (NEB) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) will lead a Joint Review Panel for Northern Gateway. The review panel will be established by the NEB and the federal Minister of Environment. Other government agencies, such as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada will be involved in the review panel.

The NEB regulates the construction and operation of interprovincial pipelines to ensure their safety, security and economic efficiency. Interprovincial pipelines transporting petroleum products or natural gas require approval from the NEB before they can be built. In addition, the NEB will regulate the pipeline for its lifetime.

The NEB and CEAA-led panel will hold public hearings along the route for Aboriginal groups, stakeholders and individuals to express their views and opinions on the pipeline directly to the government agencies.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Preliminary HDD Feasibility Assessment

Preliminary Geotechnical HDD Feasibility Assessment

Volume 4

Appendices for Volume 4 Update: March 2011

Volume 5A

Appendices for Volume 5 Update: June 2011

Volume 5B

Volume 6A

Volume 6B

Volume 6C

Volume 7A

Volume 7B

Volume 7C

Volume 8A

Volume 8B

Volume 8C

Additional Information Request from the Joint Review Panel

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