Archived CEPA submissions to government

Get CEPA's perspective and insight on a range of issues from 2010 to 2015.

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.

2010-2015 CEPA submissions to government

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.


  • Preparedness and and Response Organization Concept for land based spill response in British Columbia – December 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on the NEB’s Damage Prevention Regulatory Framework – November 2015 (PDF)
  • Letter supporting the NEB’s public consultation on the transparency of emergency management information – April 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on Bill C-46: An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act – March 2015 (PDF)
  • Response to the Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in British Columbia Policy Intentions Paper for Consultation  – November 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Proposed Amendments to Regulations for Pipeline Damage Prevention – October 2014 (PDF)
  • Response to NEB Safety Culture – January 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on the NEB’s Administrative Monetary Penalties scheme – September 2012 (PDF)
  • CCGA Application to CRTC for Shared Use of Dialing Code 811 – July 2011 (PDF)
  • Letter Supporting Application for Shared Use of 811 — May 2011 (PDF)
  • Letter to Minister of Natural Resources on Damage Prevention Activities — June 2010 (PDF)


  • Input to the Alberta Climate Change Panel – October 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Discussion Paper for the Conservation Authorities Act (PDF)
  • Comments on Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Effects – July 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on Draft Revised Minor Works Order, Navigable Waters Act – January 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on Potential Amendments to the Environmental Emergency Regulations – April 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on Amending the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act – April 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on Proposed Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou – March 2014 (PDF)
  • Response to the MacKenzie Valley Resource Management Act and foundational land and water legislation  – October 2013 (PDF)
  • Comments on Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities – May 2013 (PDF)
  • CEPA Comments on Species At Risk Act – March 2013 (PDF)
  • Comments on Multi Sector Air Pollutant Regulation – February 2013 (PDF)
  • Letter to Minister of Environment on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 – December 2012 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Review — October 2012 (PDF)
  • Submission to House of Commons Environment & Sustainability Committee – May 2012 (PDF)
  • Comments on Proposed Application of Requirements for On-Shore Aboveground Storage Tanks — June 2011 (PDF)
  • Comments Regarding the Comprehensive Air Management System and BLIERS for Natural Gas Pipeline Sector — June 2011 (PDF)
  • Comments on Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Consultation Paper — July 2010 (PDF)

Industry Insights

  • Comments on the Navigation Protection Act review – November 2016 (PDF)
  • 2017 Pre-budget Discussion for the Standing Committee on Finance – August 2016 (PDF)
  • Technical Guidance for Assessing the Current Use of Lands and Resources for Traditional Purposes under the CEAA – June 2016 (PDF)
  • Comments on the National Energy Board’s Notice of Intent to Order Pipeline Companies to Publish Emergency Procedures – March 2016 (PDF)
  • Submission to the Ontario Pre-budget Consultations – February 2016 (PDF)
  • 2016 Pre-budget Discussion for the Standing Committee on Finance – February 2016 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Alberta Royalty Review – October 2015 (PDF)
  • Input on the Alberta 2015/2016 Pre-budget Consultations – September 2015 (PDF)
  • Input on the process leading to a new Québec energy policy – July 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Ontario Energy Board Energy East Consultation – April 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Canada Transportation Act Review – March 2015 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Interim Comprehensive Land Claims Policy – December 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on the 2014 Pre-budget Consultations – July 2014 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Ontario Energy Board Energy East Consultation — May 2014 (PDF)
  • Brenda Kenny’s Appearance before the House of Commons’ Natural Resources Committee on the Benefits of the Oil and Gas Industry – March 2014 (PDF)
  • Finance Committee Pre-Budget Consultation Brief – November 2013 (PDF)
  • Response to Review and Analyze of Municipal Tax Tools report – July 2013 (PDF)
  • Comments on the Transition to a Single Alberta Regulator Model – July 2013 (PDF)
  • Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources – November 2012 (PDF)
  • Comments on the 2013 Budget before the Standing Committee on Finance — October 2012 (PDF)
  • Comments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on Designating Physical Activities – August 2012 (PDF)
  • Correspondence – British Columbia Tax Competitiveness  – May 2012 (PDF)
  • Comments on behalf of the Energy Framework Initiative to Minister of Environment and Minister of Natural Resources  — December 2011 (PDF)
  • Comments on Mandate and Funding of Major Projects Management Office — July 2011 (PDF)
  • Perspectives on Canadian Energy Strategy — July 2011 (PDF)
  • Letter to Secretary Clinton Supporting Keystone XL Pipeline Project — June 2011 (PDF)
  • Comments on National Energy Strategy in Advance of Canadian Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference — June 2011 (PDF)
  • Comments of the Role of the Regulatory Cooperation Council — June 2011 (PDF)

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