National Energy Board public consultation on emergency management transparency to close June 25th
June 15, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board
The National Energy Board (NEB) reminds Canadians that the public consultation on the transparency of emergency management information will close at the end of day, Thursday, June 25th.
On April 27, NEB Chair, Peter Watson launched the public consultation process to gather input into the type and the level of detail Canadians feel is appropriate to include in pipeline company emergency management information.
All NEB-regulated pipeline companies are required to develop and maintain an emergency management program to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, and manage public safety and environmental protection in the event of an emergency. The NEB assesses company emergency management programs through reviews, emergency response exercises, company compliance meetings, and emergency management system audits.
The NEB encourages all stakeholders to participate in the emergency management public consultation. At its conclusion, the NEB will respond in a meaningful and measured way that takes into account public input and what is in the public interest.
To learn more about pipeline company and NEB emergency management, and to participate in the public consultation, visit Engaging with Canadians on Emergency Response.
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.
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