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.

CEPA’s Response to the Alberta Energy Regulator Creating Efficiency and Certainty Through Regulatory Changes (PDF)

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) was presented the opportunity to comment on the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) Pipeline Rules Rewrite Project. CEPA and its members are supportive of the AER’s intent to create efficiency and certainty through regulatory changes.

Deferring the Development of Non-Critical Regulatory and Policy Proposals due to COVID-19 (PDF)

Concerns are rising over the development of new legislation, policy and regulation that is not focused on our current national priorities of health, safety and economic recovery. Due to COVID-19, now is the time to defer the development of non-critical regulatory and policy proposals on issues unrelated to the current public health and economic crisis.

Designating Canada’s Pipeline Industry as Critical Energy Infrastructure (PDF)

Due to COVID-19, there is an urgent need to immediately confirm the designation of Canada’s pipeline industry as critical infrastructure, and the workers who operate and build the infrastructure as essential services personnel.

  • Seeking Regulatory Flexibility on Compliance Deadlines and Administrative Requirements (PDF)
  • Red Tape Reduction in Alberta (PDF)
  • Creating Viable Pathways to Methane Regulations and Compliance in BC (PDF)
  • Reviewing BC’s Emergency Program Act (PDF)
  • Fostering Population Growth in Saskatchewan with Pipeline Infrastructure (PDF)
  • Supporting Ontario’s Industrial Emission Performance Standards (IEPS) (PDF)
  • Rising Concerns with BC’s Environmental Assessment Act Revitalization Process (PDF)
  • Supporting Ontario’s Proposed Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan (PDF)
  • Contributing to the Conservation and Recovery of Woodland Caribou in Canada (PDF)
  • Requesting Greater Flexibility to the Application of Fugitive Emissions Management in BC (PDF)
  • Developing an Upcoming Guidance Document for BC OGC’s Draft Work Plan (PDF)
  • Requesting Budget 2018 Tax Details as a Result of Ministerial Order No. MAG:010/19 (PDF)
  • Proposal for Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) System (PDF)
  • Focusing Red Tape Reduction in Alberta on Large-Scale Issues (PDF)
  • Updating the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Draft Requirements for Public Involvement (PDF)
  • Proposed Modifications to the Applications for Authorization under Paragraph 35(2)(b) of the Fisheries Act Regulations (PDF)
  • Implementation of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act (PDF)

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