CEPA submissions to government

Learn about CEPA's perspective and insights on a range of issues.

As part of our role as an industry association, CEPA engages with public entities to offer guidance, improvements and clarity on government policies, new legislation and regulations and other actions that impact the Canadian pipeline industry.

CEPA government submissions

The submissions found below are representative of the views and values of our member companies which transport 97% of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil production from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and the United States.

Alberta Natural Gas Methane Content Variability (PDF)

CEPA and its members met with technical leaders at Environment and Climate Change Canada to discuss the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants regulations (MSAPR). CEPA provided data and other information pertaining to the methane content in Alberta’s natural gas pipeline system for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years. This data is meant to establish whether natural gas in Alberta’s transmission pipeline system experiences occurrences molar percentage below 90% methane and if so, the frequency of these occurrences.

Proposed Amendments to Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) Program and Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements (PDF)

CEPA and its members support the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks’ (MECP) intention to further assist industry’s transition from the federal OBPS to the provincial program.

Amendments to Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) Regulations (PDF)

These draft regulations are intended to clarify the treatment of OBPS compliance credits and other rules for facilities moving to a provincial pricing system. CEPA raised two points of concern; the first being that the review of the OBPS did not reassess the risk of carbon leakage from the currently regulated Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed (EITE) industries due to the increase in carbon price post-2022. The second pertained to notification requirements due to a change in the responsible person for a regulated facility.

  • Draft Federal GHG Offset Credit System Regulations- A System That is Consistent Across Jurisdictions (PDF)
  • How the OBPS Use of Proceeds Can Support Registered Facilities’ Climate Action (PDF)
  • Proposed Changes to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Reporting Requirements (PDF)
  • The Need For Pipelines To Achieve The Near- and Long-Term Goals of Implementing Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy (PDF)
  • The Critical Role Pipelines Play In The Value Chain For The Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry (PDF)
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Review Of Industry Levy Methodology (PDF)
  • Canada Energy Regulator (CER) Land Matters Group (LMG) and Landowner Guide Feedback (PDF)
  • Clean Fuel Standard Comments on June 2020 Consultation (PDF)
  • Concerns Arise Over Bill 23, Workers’ Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (PDF)
  • Alberta Government Reviews the Property Tax Assessment Model (PDF)
  • CEPA Provides Feedback on the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Pipeline Rules Rewrite Project (PDF)
  • Government of BC Reduces Property Tax Rates amidst COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
  • Alberta Government Reviews the Property Tax Assessment Model (PDF)
  • CEPA’s Response to the Alberta Energy Regulator Creating Efficiency and Certainty Through Regulatory Changes (PDF)
  • Deferring the Development of Non-Critical Regulatory and Policy Proposals due to COVID-19 (PDF)
  • Designating Canada’s Pipeline Industry as Critical Energy Infrastructure (PDF)
  • Seeking Regulatory Flexibility on Compliance Deadlines and Administrative Requirements (PDF)
  • Red Tape Reduction in Alberta (PDF)

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