The National Energy Board (NEB) provides regulatory oversight for both the people planning activities near pipelines and the pipeline companies themselves with new Damage Prevention Regulations (DPRs). The NEB is fostering a cooperative approach to increase the understanding of the responsibilities of those who have an interest in pipeline right-of-ways, or who may disturb the ground near underground infrastructure.
The National Energy Board is developing engagement strategies and additional guidance materials that will help us reach relevant parties for outreach and education. To do this, we asked our Canadian stakeholders and association memberships to tell us, in a recent survey, who they are, how best to reach them and what tools should be used going forward. Also sought were suggested key messages in the guidance materials that will help educate stakeholder groups.