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Project Description

Only applications that are pursuant to section 58 of the National Energy Board Act (NEB Act) (including those with associated components pursuant to other NEB Act sections or National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) sections listed below) may use this form. If this application is not pursuant to s.58 then do not use this form.

Identify all Sections of the NEB Act that apply:
45 Section 45 - deviation, change or alteration of facilities

48 Section 48 - exemption from OPR

58 Section 58 - facilities exemption order

For NEB Act section 58 applications, identify the sections, subsections or paragraphs of sections 29 to 33 and 47 of the NEB Act from which an exemption is sought. Also specify any additional exemptions or relief requested as part of this project application.

Identify all OPR sections that apply:
43 OPR 43 - increase in MOP

44 OPR 44 - deactivation of facilities

45 OPR 45 - reactivation of facilities


Company Legal Name
Project Name
Expected Submission Date
Proposed Construction Start Date
Estimated Cost
Project Purpose
Brief Description of Work



Contact Information

Please provide a contact person with whom the Board could follow-up. If this is your filing, enter your name and organization. If you are submitting this on behalf of someone else, enter their name and organization.

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Title (Optional)
Role
Organization (Optional)
Address
City
Province
Postal Code
Phone Ext. (Optional)
Fax (Optional) Ext. (Optional)


Technical Description

Proposed Facilities
Please check off each type of facility that is being proposed and provide the filing requirements in one or more attachments.

Click on the filing requirement link to view the list of filing requirements for each type of facility that is being proposed.
Pipeline
 Filing requirements:
  • Outside Diameter
  • Thickness
  • Grade and Classification Standard (i.e.: A333, Z245.1)
  • MOP
  • Length per province
  • Location
  • Burial depth
  • Coatings (external and/or internal)
  • Product carried, including H2S and CO2 content
  • Description of flaring system (if applicable)
  • Corrosion control elements
  • Crossings
  • Description of corrosion control elements
Pigging Facilities
 Filing requirements:
  • Pipeline specifications (if applicable)
  • Pig trap pressure ratings
  • Description of pig trap closure device
Compressor or Pump Facilities
 Filing requirements:
  • Type and power of pumps/compressors
  • Fuel type and source of pumps/compressors
  • Piping outside diameter, wall thickness, material type and grade
  • MOP, inlet and outlet design pressures
  • Inlet and outlet temperature
  • Station schematic of buildings, relief valves, flaring and control system
  • Basic description of surge control system, pressure control and overpressure control
  • Basic description of emergency shut down
  • Description of boilers and pressure vessels
  • Description of corrosion control elements
Pressure Regulating / Metering Stations
 Filing requirements:
  • Pipeline Specifications
  • Description of analysis system
  • Minimum and maximum stations flows and associated inlet and outlet pressures
  • Meter type & Number
  • Method used for regulating/metering (e.g.: mass balance)
  • Schematic showing tanks, buildings, major piping and valves with connections to existing pipelines
Liquid Tanks or Storage Facilities
 Filing requirements:
  • Requirements of "Pipelines"
  • Nominal capacity
  • Working capacity
  • Maximum injection and takeaway flow rates
  • Description of containment and overflow prevention system
  • Description of overpressure system
  • Schematic showing tanks, buildings, major piping and valves with connections to existing pipelines

Integrity Management
Briefly describe the integrity management program elements to be employed on the facility.



Construction and Inspection
Briefly describe the construction techniques to be employed (pipeline installation, welding method, crossings method). If horizontal directional drilling is involved, include planned contingency crossing method(s).



Briefly describe the inspection techniques and relative frequency of inspection to be employed at the facility.



List the major milestones for the Project schedule.




Manuals

Provide a list of existing manuals being relied on for the Project, indicating if they have been filed with the Board, if any.

Manual Title
Publication or Last Revision
On File With NEB? Yes No
Comments



Location - Map

Please provide maps in PDF format to describe the project location.

Provide 3 maps:

  • A global map

  • A regional map

  • A detailed map or survey plan
Optionally, GIS data



A global map will show the location of the project or area of interest within Canada or North America.

A regional map will show the location of the project within the region. The map will include:

  • relevant provincial boundaries when they are important, for jurisdictional matters or situating the area of interest;
  • the nearest population centre(s);

A detailed map(s) or survey plan(s) will show the project details. Requirements are requirements:

  • Scale of the map or the survey plan must be 1:50,000 or more detailed Coordinates in UTM for at least 4 locations (could be a grid)
  • UTM zone must be indicated
  • Datum must be indicated
  • Dominion Land Survey grid (Township grid) where applicable
  • Width of the ROW
  • Location of temporary construction land,
  • Layout/boundary/routing details such as the fence line, and
  • Facility layout including pipeline center line.
  • Layout/boundary/routing details such as the fence line, width of the ROW, location of temporary construction land, and facility layout;
  • Relevant details of surrounding and connected facilities to enable to the Board to understand how it relates to existing facilities.

Optional GIS data

  • Proposed pipeline centre line, and facilities
  • Preferably ESRI shape format, or other GIS format
  • Latitudes and Longitudes and NAD83 Datum

Engineering - Self Assessment

E1 The Project will comply with the most recent version of all applicable acts, codes and regulations, including the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), National Energy Board Processing Plant Regulations (PPR) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.

E2-1 The Project uses steel pipe (grade X70 or lower), employs a conventional design and construction approach, and does not involve new or unproven technology.

E2-2 The Project involves only the use of water for facility pressure testing (including water/methanol mixture).

E2-3 Project facilities will not be used for sour service.

E2-4 Project facilities are not designed to transport CO2, slurry or commodities.

E2-5 Project facilities do not traverse terrain where there is a potential for geohazards to occur.

E2-6 Project facilities are not designed to transport high-vapour-pressure (HVP) product.

E3-1 The Project will only use new pipeline materials.

E3-2 The Project does not involve the reactivation of an existing pipeline.

E3-3 The Project does not involve the flow reversal of an existing pipeline.

E3-4 The Project does not involve a change in service fluid.

E3-5 The Project does not involve an increased maximum operating pressure (MOP) to an existing pipeline.

E3-6 The Project does not involve an increase in hydrogen sulphide (H2S) content above the maximum concentration specified on the existing approval.

E4 The class location designation of the Project is Class 1 under Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.

E5 Project does not involve the construction or expansion of liquid tank storage facilities.

E6 Project facilities are designed for passage of in-line inspection (ILI) tools and the proposed integrity management plan includes ILI runs as part of ongoing monitoring.

E7 The Project does not involve any work requiring an Engineering Assessment as per Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.



Engineering - Filing Requirement

E1
  • Projects not following the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations and mandatory annexes of CSA Z662 may require a variance. Projects requiring a variance are considered on a case by case basis and require submission of an application for exemption pursuant to the NEB Act section 48 (2.1). In addition to an application for a variance, the Applicant must provide:   
    • the rationale where a provision is not to be met;
    • information to demonstrate equivalence between the substituted standard and the most recent version of CSA Z662; and
    • documented acceptance by a certifying authority and/or subject matter expert.
  • If welding will be performed on a liquid-filled pipeline that has a carbon equivalent of 0.50% or greater and is a permanent installation, submit the following for approval (National Energy Board Onshore Regulations, subsection 38(3)):
    • welding specifications;
    • procedures; and
    • the results of procedure qualification tests.

E2-1
For projects utilizing non-conventional material technology, design protocols or construction methods, including high strength steels (greater than X70), composite reinforced pipe systems or substitutive design annexes from CSA Z662, provide:  
  1. a description of the rationale for the selection supported by an Engineering Assessment as per CSA Z662 demonstrating the suitability of the proposed material or design/construction technique for the proposed purpose; and
  2. a listing of all primary codes and standards, including the version and date of issue that will be followed in the design and material selection for each element of the applied-for facility, including:
  • pipe;
  • coatings;
  • valves;
  • fittings;
  • cathodic protection systems;
  • compressors and pumps;
  • regulators and control valves;
  • liquid tanks and other storage facilities;
  • boilers or pressure vessels;
  • electrical systems;
  • SCADA;
  • pressure control and overpressure protection;
  • leak detection; and
  • buildings.

Where there is a choice in the code or standard selected, provide a brief reason why the referenced code or standard is considered the appropriate code.
 
Engineering assessments provided in support of an application should meet the requirements of CSA Z662 as a minimum.


E2-2
For projects using air or another nonflammable, nontoxic gas as the test medium, provide:  
  1. justification for appropriateness of fluid;
  2. a disposal plan for the test fluid; and
  3. a contingency program in the event of leakage (see guidance below).
Contingency programs should include as a minimum:
  • hazard identification and assessment;
  • a description of preventative (safety and environmental) measures to be employed by the company;
  • a description of monitoring and controlling programs to be in place; and
  • mitigation and response in the event of an incident.
For projects using air or other non-flammable gas as the test medium, provide:
  1. justification for appropriateness of the fluid;
  2. a test program including additional measures to increase detection to near equivalence with water testing and provisions for pre-testing rail, road and water crossings;
  3. a testing safety program;
  4. assurance that the test pressure is not to exceed a pressure corresponding to 100% of the Specified Minimum Yield Strength (SMYS); and
  5. documentation demonstrating that materials have adequate notch toughness properties that are as specified in CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.

Use of alternative integrity verification measures (AIV) are considered on a case by case basis and require submission of an application for exemption pursuant to the NEB Act clause 48 (2.1) supported by a detailed description of corporate and project specific management systems.
E2-3
If the project facilities will be used for sour service, provide:
  1. documentation indicating conformance to CSA Z662, sour service pipelines;
  2. a corrosion inspection and mitigation program; and
  3. documentation indicating that the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) under a worst-case scenario does not encompass dwellings or populated areas. If the EPZ does encompass dwellings or populated areas, provide an explanation on how the company will meet the Board’s expectations for emergency preparedness and response (guidance available at http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/bts/ctrg/gnnb/nshrppln/gdncntnshrpplnrgltn-eng.html).

For development of emergency preparedness and response (EPR) programs, companies are further referred to CSA Z731 Emergency Preparedness and Response. Companies are expected to describe how they will meet the essential elements of an EPR program including but not limited to:

  • hazard identification and assessment;
  • emergency procedures documentation;
  • first responder liaison;
  • continuing education;
  • emergency response training;
  • emergency response exercises;
  • incident evaluation; and
  • emergency response equipment.

E2-4
For projects designed to transport CO2, slurry or commodities, provide:  
  1. a listing of all primary codes and standards, including the version and date of issue that will be followed in the design and material selection for each element of the applied-for facility, including: pipe; coatings; valves; fittings; cathodic protection systems; compressors and pumps; regulators and control valves; liquid tanks and other storage facilities; boilers or pressure vessels; electrical systems; and buildings. Where there is a choice in the code or standard selected, provide a brief reason why the referenced code or standard is considered the appropriate code;
  2. a corrosion inspection and mitigation program;
  3. documentation indicating if an Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) is applicable. If an EPZ is applicable, confirm that under a worst-case scenario the EPZ does not encompass dwellings or populated areas or if the EPZ does encompass dwellings or populated areas, provide an explanation on how the company will meet the Board’s expectations for emergency preparedness and response.
  4. a materials QA program outlining the necessary action required to ensure the materials purchased for use in the proposed facility are appropriate for their intended service and that materials purchased meet the company's specified requirements. The rigor of the QA program should be consistent with the scale of the purchase order and its intended application. Materials QA programs can include the elements of a recognized standard such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 series or quality management systems, and, where appropriate:
  • requirements for the Pipeline Company's (or its agents) evaluation of the manufacturer's or supplier's quality management system prior to the award of any contract;
  • requirements for Company (or its agents) audits and inspections during manufacture and fabrication, shipping, storage, etc.;
  • requirements for random and progressive product testing;
  • inspection procedures and inspector qualifications;
  • requirements for handling and review of documentation;
  • a system for managing non-conformances to specifications; and
  • procedures for Company acceptance of products.

E2-5
For projects that traverse terrain where there is a potential for geohazards to occur companies should provide:
  • a geotechnical hazard assessment; and
  • a monitoring and mitigation program.

E2-6
For projects designed to transport HVP product provide:  
  • Documentation indicating conformance to clauses in CSA Z662 that apply to HVP systems; and
  • Documentation indicating that Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) under worst case scenario does not encompass dwellings or populated areas. If EPZ does encompass dwellings or populated areas, provide an explanation on how the company will meet the Board’s expectations for emergency preparedness and response.

E3-1
If the project reuses any materials, companies should provide an engineering assessment which meets the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. The engineering assessment should demonstrate the reused material is fit for the intended service.
E3-2
For the reactivation of existing piping, provide:  
  1. an engineering assessment demonstrating that the existing line is fit for the proposed service. The engineering assessment must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems;
  2. the rationale for the reactivation and the measures to be employed for the reactivation;
  3. a complete description of the activities associated with the reactivation; and
  4. a description of the operating conditions under which the  reactivated facility will operate. This may include a description of significant changes to the hydraulic profile of the facility (i.e. downstream of pumping or compression).

E3-3
For the flow reversal of existing piping, provide:  
  1. an engineering assessment demonstrating that the existing line is fit for the proposed service. The engineering assessment must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems;
  2. the rationale for the flow reversal and the measures to be employed for the flow reversal;
  3. a complete description of the activities associated with the flow reversal; and
  4. a description of the operating conditions under which the facility will operate. This may include a description of significant changes to the hydraulic profile of the facility (i.e. downstream of pumping or compression).

E3-4
For a change in service fluid provide:  
  1. an engineering assessment demonstrating that the existing line is fit for the proposed change in service. The engineering assessment must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems;
  2. a risk assessment demonstrating that hazards have been identified and mitigated; and
  3. details of the current state of service and proposed service.

E3-5
For an increase in MOP provide:  
  1. an engineering assessment demonstrating that the existing line is fit for the proposed increase in MOP. The engineering assessment must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems;
  2. a risk assessment demonstrating that hazards have been identified and mitigated; and
  3. details of the current state of service and proposed service.

E3-6
For increased capacity for sour products (increased H2S content above the previously maximum fluid concentration specified on an existing approval), provide: 
  1. a risk assessment demonstrating that hazards have been identified and mitigated;
  2. details of the current state of service and proposed service; and
  3. documentation indicating that Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) under worst case scenario does not encompass dwellings or populated areas. If EPZ does encompass dwellings or populated areas, provide an explanation on how the company will meet the Board’s expectations for emergency preparedness and response.

E4
If segments of the Project are designated Class 2, 3 or 4 under CSA Z662, provide:  
  1. a scaled map indicating the location of populated areas relative to the proposed facilities;
  2. population density of populated areas;
  3. a description of the nature of the populated areas (e.g. single dwelling residential, school, multifamily residential, commercial);
  4. an explanation on how the company will meet the Board’s expectations for emergency preparedness and response; and
  5. a description of the elements of the 3rd party damage prevention program for the proposed facilities.

E5
For projects involving liquid tank storage facilities, companies should provide engineering design details, as listed in Guide A.1.1 of the Filing Manual.
E6
For projects that are not designed for passage of ILI tools or do not include ILI runs as part of ongoing monitoring, companies should provide their integrity management programs for the project.
E7
If any work for the proposed project requires an engineering assessment as per CSA Z662, companies should submit a copy of the engineering assessment. The engineering assessment must include the requirements specified in CSA Z662.


Economics - Self Assessment

EC1 There is or there will be adequate supply to support the use of the applied for facilities.

EC2 The applied-for facilities are likely to be used at a reasonable level over their economic life.

EC3 Adequate markets exist for the volumes that would be available as a result of the applied-for facilities.

EC4 The Applicant has made arrangements with the operators of upstream and downstream facilities.

EC5 The Applicant is able to finance the applied-for facilities and to safely operate, maintain and abandon the facilities.

EC6 Select the option below that best applies to the project for current and potentially affected (includes possible but not yet actual) third party shippers.
The applied-for facilities do not (and will not) have any third party shippers.    
The applicant has notified third party shippers about the project and they do not have any outstanding concerns about the impact of the project on tolls, tariffs, access or service.
The applicant has not notified third party shippers about the project.
The applicant has notified third party shippers about the project and there are outstanding concerns about its impact on tolls, tariffs, access or service.

EC7 Select the option below that best applies to the project for current and potentially affected (includes possible but not yet actual) commercial third parties (e.g. suppliers, end users, and other pipelines).
The applied-for facilities do not (and will not) have any commercial third parties.
The applicant has notified commercial third parties about the project and they do not have any outstanding concerns about its impact.
The applicant has not notified commercial third parties about the project.
The applicant has notified commercial third parties about the project and there are outstanding concerns.

EC8 The Applicant has undertaken an assessment to determine the impact the proposed facilities will have on its Abandonment Cost Estimate total for its NEB-regulated pipelines.



Economics - Filing Requirement

EC1
Submit:  
  • a description of each commodity (e.g., crude oil, natural gas or NGL);
  • a discussion of all potential supply sources;
  • a forecast of the productive capacity for each commodity over the economic life of the facilities; and
  • for facilities with contracted capacity, a discussion of the contractual arrangements underpinning the supply.

EC2

Submit:
Throughput:
  

  • For facilities with contracted capacity, provide information on contractual arrangements underpinning the projected throughput volumes.
  • For all facilities other than facilities with contracted capacity, provide a forecast of projected throughput volumes by commodity type, receipt location and delivery destination on an annual basis over the economic life of the applied-for facilities.
  • If the proposed project results in an increase in throughput capacity, provide:
    1. the theoretical and sustainable daily, seasonal and annual capabilities of the existing and the proposed facilities versus the current and forecasted requirements, indicating any contracted interruptible quantities; and
    2. the flow formulae and flow calculations used to determine the daily or hourly (as appropriate) capabilities of the proposed facilities and the underlying assumptions and parameters, including a description of the gas or fluid properties.
  • Where more than one type of commodity would be transported in the same facilities, describe the segregation of the commodities, including where applicable, potential contamination issues or cost impacts.

Expansion to an existing facility:

  • The facilities capacity before the expansion capacity is added;
  • The added capacity of the expansion project;
  • The facilities capacity as it would be following the expansion; and
  • A justification that the capacity of the facilities expansion is appropriate in terms of incremental volumes to be shipped on the expanded facility.

New facilities construction:

  • A justification that the capacity of the new facilities will be appropriate for the productive capacity or supply that would be available to the facilities.

EC3
Submit:     
  1. an analysis of the market in which each commodity is expected to be used or consumed; and
  2. a discussion of the physical capability of upstream and downstream facilities to accept the incremental volumes that would be received and delivered.

EC4
Provide explanation:  
  • of the physical capability of upstream and downstream facilities to adapt to the change in volumes that would be received and delivered.

EC5
Provide explanation:  
  • how the project will be financed and how the costs associated with operating, maintaining and abandoning the facilities will be recovered.

EC6
Provide explanation:  
  • list unresolved concerns;
  • information that would assist the NEB to understand the issues, including a discussion of any attempts to reach agreement, such as a summary of the consultative process that was used prior to filing the application

EC6
Provide explanation:   
  • reasons why third-party shippers were not notified.

EC7
Provide explanation:   
  • list unresolved concerns;
  • information that would assist the NEB to understand the issues, including a discussion of any attempts to reach agreement, such as a summary of the consultative process that was used prior to filing the application.

EC7
Provide explanation:  
  • reasons why commercial third parties were not notified.

EC8
Provide an explanation for not undertaking an assessment or an estimate of the abandonment costs for the proposed facilities.

Further guidance can be found in National Energy Board Reasons for Decision Mh-001-2012.


Socio Economics - Self Assessment

S1

An Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESA) has been conducted to identify and document potential environment and socio-economic effects.

This information does not normally have to be submitted but must be available for audit purposes.



S2

All elements for which there are potential interactions associated with the project have been indicated on the attached Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table.

Applicant must submit an Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table.

Applicant can file a full ESA at their discretion.

Note: This application may be delayed if the interactions table has not been completed and attached to this filing.

You can obtain a template here.

Once you have downloaded and completed the Interactions Table, create a PDF copy of the completed template to include with your application.



S3 There are no residual effects after applying mitigation (as detailed in response to S2).

S4 Project does not require provincial or territorial heritage resources clearance or approval.



Socio Economics - Filing Requirement

S1
Applicant to provide an explanation in the comment box 
  • See guidance

S2

There are no predicted interactions and justification is provided in the interactions table.   


S3
Applicant to provide an explanation in the comment box.  
  • If the box for S3 is not checked (i.e. there are residual effects after applying mitigation), please provide further discussion or assessment of the significance of each of the residual effects and the need for any additional monitoring or contingency plan. This information may be provided in the fields provided by the Interactions Table (S2) or as a separate Cumulative Effects Assessment (to be attached).  Note: This criterion applies to the entire Project (combining the residual effects indicated for the individual elements detailed in the Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table).

S4
Applicant to provide either: 
  • As an attachment, copies of the correspondence from provincial or territorial authorities responsible for heritage resources along with comments on any heritage resource assessment and proposed mitigation measures; or
  • In the comment box, a commitment to obtain the provincial or territorial heritage resources clearance or approval prior to the commencement of construction along with the anticipated timing. Note: depending on the circumstances, the NEB may include a condition for the company to file the heritage resources clearance or approval.



Consultation - Self Assessment

C1 The applicant has established, and filed with the National Energy Board, a corporate policy with respect to consultation, and the principles and goals that guide the applicant’s consultation program.

C2 Consultation activities were designed and implemented for the Project.

C3 Potentially affected persons or groups

C3-1 There are no potentially affected landowners.

C3-2 There are no potentially affected nearby residents who may see, hear, or smell the Project.

C3-3 There are no potentially affected land or waterway users (e.g., guide-outfitters, recreational users, navigation user groups).

C3-4 There are no potentially affected Municipalities.

C3-5 There are no potentially affected Provincial or Territorial Governments (e.g. resource development, environment departments, heritage resources).

C3-6 There are no potentially affected Federal Government Departments (e.g., Fisheries & Oceans, Transport Canada, Environment Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development).

C3-7 There are no potentially affected Non-Government Organizations.

C4 The Applicant can demonstrate that they have provided to all those identified in C3 all of the following:  
  • Description of the Project
  • Description of potential impacts of the project
  • Description of your company’s dispute resolution (or landowner complaint) process
  • Information about the NEB and its application review process (including the NEB brochure “A Proposed Pipeline or Power Line Project: What You Need to Know”)
  • Notice of your company’s intention to file an application to the NEB for approval of the project provided at least 14 days prior to filing the application
  • Notice that they can raise outstanding project-related concerns with the NEB, (the NEB encourages people to submit any concerns about the project as soon as possible and preferably within 14 days after the application has been filed)
  • Notice of the actual date of your company’s filing provided within 72 hours of filing the application with the NEB.


C5 All concerns about potential project impacts have been addressed.



Consultation - Filing Requirement

C1
Applicant to provide a draft policy with respect to consultation in the comment box.
C2
Applicant to provide a justification for not undertaking consultation activities in the comment box.  
  • See guidance

C3-1
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-2
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-3
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-4
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-5
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-6
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C3-7
Applicant must describe the potentially affected persons or groups in the comment box or in an attachment.
C4
Applicant to provide a justification for not providing the potentially affected persons or groups with the specified information in the comment box.  
  • See guidance

C5
Applicant to provide in the comment box or as an attachment: a summary of the concerns expressed by potentially affected persons or groups; a summary of the response made regarding each of the concerns; and how any outstanding concerns will be addressed.


Environment - Self Assessment

EV1 The Project will not involve an activity listed in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, Regulations Designating Physical Activities.

NOTE: If the proposed project involves an activity designated under the Regulations Designating Physical Activities, the Online Application System cannot be used to prepare and file your application. Please prepare and file your application using the Board’s electronic document submission tool (https://apps.neb-one.gc.ca/efile/ElectronicDocumentSubmission.aspx?Language=English). If you have questions about this process, please contact the NEB at 403-292-4800 and ask for the Applications Business Unit Administrator who can put you in touch with the appropriate Director.

EV2 The Project is not located on federal lands, as defined under subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

EV3 The Project will not take place within a provincially or federally designated environmentally sensitive area.

EV4 The Project will not extend beyond the existing approved property limits or right-of-way; no new land will be acquired for the construction of the Project.

EV5 An Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESA) has been conducted to identify and document potential environment and socio-economic effects.

This information does not normally have to be submitted but must be available for audit purposes.

EV6 All elements for which there are potential interactions associated with the project have been indicated on the attached Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table. 

Applicant must submit an Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table (table will be filled in by applicant and attached to the application).  

Applicant can file a full ESA at their discretion.  

Note: This application may be delayed if the interactions table has not been completed and attached to this filing. 

You can obtain a template here

Once you have downloaded and completed the Interactions Table, create a PDF copy of the completed template to include with your application.



EV7 There are no residual effects after applying mitigation (as detailed in response to EV6).

EV8 All relevant government agencies have been consulted.

EV8-1 Any concerns raised by the agencies consulted have been resolved.

EV9 The Applicant commits to having and implementing an Environmental Protection Plan, or equivalent, onsite.



Environment - Filing Requirement

EV2
Provide a description and the location of federal lands.
EV3
Provide the locations of provincially or federally designated environmentally sensitive area(s) and the requirements of applicable provincial, territorial and federal legislation governing the site.
EV4
Provide an explanation:  
  • details on width right-of-way and locations of any changes to width;
  • locations and dimensions of known temporary workspace and drawings of typical dimensions; and
  • locations and dimensions of any new lands for facilities

EV5
Applicant to provide an explanation in the comment box.  
  • See guidance

EV6
There are no predicted interactions and justification is provided in the interactions table.
EV7
Applicant to provide an explanation in the comment box.  
  • If the box for EV7 is not checked (i.e. there are residual effects after applying mitigation), please provide further discussion or assessment of the significance of each of the residual effects and the need for any additional monitoring or contingency plan. This information may be provided in the fields provided by the Interactions Table (EV6) or as a separate Cumulative Effects Assessment (to be attached).  Note: This criterion applies to the entire Project (combining the residual effects indicated for the individual elements detailed in the Environment and Socio-Economic Interactions Table).

EV8
If consultation was not deemed necessary, provide an explanation as to why consultation was not done.
EV8-1
Submit:  
  • A list of the agencies contacted;
  • The dates and forms of contact;
  • A summary of comments and concerns raised by the agencies;
  • Proposed recommendations to resolve the agencies concerns; and
  • The Applicant’s commitment to follow the recommendations, or a detailed explanation why the Applicant will not follow the recommendation.

EV9
Provide a justification as to why an EPP is not prepared.


Land Matters - Self Assessment

L1 The Project does not extend beyond existing land rights held by the Applicant.

L2 The Project does not require any temporary workspace.


L3 The Project does not require new permanent land rights.



Land Matters - Filing Requirement

L1
Applicant to provide in the comment box or as an attachment: 
  • a description of the type of land rights proposed to be acquired for the Project and related facilities; and
  • the relative proportions of land ownership along the Project (i.e., freehold, Crown or public lands).

L2
Applicant to provide in the comment box or as an attachment:
  • a description of the locations and dimensions of known temporary work space required for the project or, if locations are not known;
  • a drawing showing the typical dimensions of the temporary work space required for road, watercourse and other crossings, storage areas and camps.

L3
Applicant to provide in the comment box or as an attachment:
  • a description of the locations and dimensions of the permanent land rights required as well as the relative proportions of land ownership along the proposed route;
  • confirmation that the lands acquisition process for the Project will comply with the applicable sections of the National Energy Board Act, including sections 86 and 87; and
  • the status of the land acquisition process, including service of section 87 notices.



Aboriginal Matters - Self Assessment

A1 The applicant has established, and filed with the National Energy Board, a corporate policy with respect to Aboriginal consultation, and the principles and goals that guide the applicant’s consultation program.

A2 Consultation activities with Aboriginal groups were designed and implemented for the Project.

A3 There are no potentially affected Aboriginal groups. 
  
(Applicant must describe in the comment box how it concluded that there are no potentially affected Aboriginal groups. Note: the Board considers that Aboriginal groups’ whose Traditional Territory is traversed by a Project may be potentially affected).

A4 The Project does not traverse Indian Reserve Lands or Métis Settlement Lands.

A5 The Applicant can demonstrate that they have provided to all those identified in A3 and A4 all of the following:
  • Description of the Project
  • Description of potential impacts of the project
  • Description of your company’s dispute resolution (or landowner complaint) process
  • Information about the NEB and its application review process including the NEB brochure “A Proposed Pipeline or Power Line Project: What You Need to Know”)
  • At least 14 days notice that your company intends to file an application with the NEB
  • Notice that they can raise outstanding project-related concerns with the NEB, (the NEB encourages people to submit any concerns about the project as soon as possible and preferably within 14 days after the application has been filed)
  • Notice of the actual date of your company’s filing provided within 72 hours of filing the application with the NEB.


A6 All concerns raised by Aboriginal groups about potential project impacts have been addressed.



Aboriginal Matters - Filing Requirement

A1
Applicant to provide a draft policy with respect to consultation in the comment box.
A2
Applicant to provide a justification for not undertaking consultation activities with Aboriginal groups in the comment box.
A3
Applicant must describe the potentially affected Aboriginal groups in the comment box or in an attachment. Note: the Board considers that Aboriginal groups’ whose Traditional Territory is traversed by a Project may be potentially affected.
A4
Applicant must submit:  
  • A list of specific Indian Reserve Lands and Métis Settlement Lands that are traversed by the project; and
  • Details of consultation with the affected Aboriginal group(s) and with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), including any concerns raised and how those concerns have been or will be addressed.

A5
Applicant must submit for each group who did not receive all the information in A3 the following information:
  • The name of the group,
  • What information the group did receive, and
  • An explanation why they did not get all of the information in A3.

A6
Applicant to provide in the comment box or as an attachment: a summary of the concerns expressed by potentially affected persons or groups; a summary of the response made regarding each of the concerns; and how any outstanding concerns will be addressed.


Security - Self Assessment

Sec1 The project will comply with the most recent version of all applicable acts, regulations, and standards, including CSA Z246.1 Security Management for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems and the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations.

Sec2 The applicant has conducted and documented a security assessment for the project.

Sec3 Based on the security assessment, the applicant has developed a Security Plan that is applicable to the project.



Security - Filing Requirement

Sec1
If the applicant will not follow the OPR and CSA Z246.1 (per paragraph 4(1)(e) of the OPR), please file a justification.
Sec2
If the applicant has not conducted and documented a security assessment for this project, please file a justification.
Sec3
If the applicant has not developed a Security Plan that is applicable to this project, please file a justification.


Emergency Management - Self Assessment

EM1 The project will comply with the most recent version of all applicable acts, regulations, and standards, including the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations and CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.



Emergency Management - Filing Requirement

EM1
If the applicant will not follow the National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations and CSA Z662, please file a justification.