NEB responds to pipeline oversight audit

NEB responds to pipeline oversight audit

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016893 Views

January 26, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board

The National Energy Board (NEB) welcomes the Fall 2015 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD).

The findings and recommendations of the audit reflected areas that the NEB had recognized as needing improvement and will help improve the NEB to better serve Canadians. The NEB has completed work on many of the recommendations and by the end of 2016 will have comprehensively addressed all of the report’s findings.

More information on how the NEB is responding to the report’s recommendations is available in the attached background information and progress table.


“The NEB thanks the Commissioner and welcomes the audit’s findings and recommendations. The NEB had identified the same areas for improvement and has already completed work on many of the recommendations. An action plan is in place to comprehensively address all of the report’s findings by the end of 2016.”
– Peter Watson, Chair and CEO, National Energy Board.

“The NEB absolutely enforces and monitors all companies’ compliance with pipeline approval conditions and has complete confidence that compliance with pipeline approval conditions is appropriately and comprehensively evaluated by NEB staff and Board members. The audit makes recommendations regarding the documentation of this work and the NEB took immediate action after speaking to the CESD last year to begin rectifying this issue.”
– Peter Watson, Chair and CEO, National Energy Board.

Quick Facts

  • The report makes six recommendations:
    • Four recommendations are about improving NEB documentation processes and data management systems.
    • One recommendation is about consolidating the NEB’s risk assessment activities into a central document.
    • One recommendation is about continuing to pursue new ways to meet key staffing challenges.

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The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit

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Craig Loewen
Communications Officer
National Energy Board
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 403-837-5267 Telephone (toll-free) 1-800-899-1265


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