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The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is committed to engaging with Stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples to establish meaningful relationships through its ongoing activities. Engagement involves dialogue, sharing information and building relationships with Canadians about the CER’s regulatory processes and services. Through engagement we gather valuable input, share information and foster understanding of issues important to Canadians, to better inform our decisions and our work.
This briefing material was developed to prepare the Canada Energy Regulatory (CER) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for her appearance before the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee on 6 April 2022. The CER CEO was called to appear regarding a proposed greenhouse gas emissions cap on the oil and gas sector
A Regulatory Instrument is an Order, a certificate, or a permit issued by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) following a decision made under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act. Different numbers are given depending on the application made under different part of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.
The Service Fees Act (SFA) provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight. The Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act) has an explicit legislative exemption from the SFA. Pursuant to the Interpretation Act, the National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations remain in effect for the CER until new cost recovery regulations are made under the CER Act. Launched in the summer of 2019, the CER’s first full fiscal year in operation was 2020-21.
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) will assess export licence applications to determine if the volume of the applied for energy commodity proposed for export, is surplus to Canadian requirements. The CER considers gas import licence applications, including licence applications for liquefied natural gas (LNG). For gas, natural gas, and propane licence applications, the CER uses a written process that includes a public comment period for impacted persons. Following the comment period, the Board will complete its assessment of the application, and either approve or deny the application.
Once the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) decides that an application requires a hearing, the CER issues a process letter or a document called a Hearing Order. A Hearing Order usually gives a brief description of the proposed project or application, the list of issues that will be considered, as well as details on the steps in the hearing process and the schedule for the various steps. The Hearing Order includes information on how people might participate in the hearing. The process to apply to participate in a hearing will involve filling in an online form with details such as how the project will impact you or your group.
The Service Fees Act (SFA) provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight. On August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the CER as per the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER Act). This report covers both the CER, which has an explicit legislative exemption from the SFA, and its predecessor, which did not have an explicit exemption. In addition, pursuant to the Interpretation Act, the NEB Cost Recovery Regulations remain in effect for the CER until new cost recovery regulations are made under the CER Act.
CER Regulatory Framework - The Regulatory Framework provides the structure around which all our regulatory activities take place. The Regulations, Regulatory Documents and Guidance are the regulatory tools we use to execute our mandate, through our Core Responsibilities. The execution of our mandate is shaped by Government policy, our governance, strategic priorities, and our regulatory approaches.
This dataset contains a list of Significant or Commercial Discovery Declarations (SDD and CDD), on Frontier Lands under the CPRA, that the CER regulates. This list includes the declaration date, company, the field name and/or well name, CER area and sections identified.
CER Reports on Compliance and Enforcement
When companies do not meet requirements, the CER has the authority to take action to bring the company back into compliance, so they are operating safely. The CER’s response depends on the issue and the situation, and it enforces requirements in a manner that is fair predictable, consistent, timely, and transparent. The CER has several enforcement tools available. Explore the reports on the work we do to check that companies are meeting requirements and the work we are doing to enforce those requirements.