On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). For further information please visit our Implementing the Canadian Energy Regulator Act information page

National Energy Board Landowner Guide


After you have heard that a company plans to build a pipeline nearby, you might be unsure how the pipeline may affect you or your community. Questions you may have could include:

  • Where will the pipeline be located?
  • Will it be safe?
  • What kind of pipeline will it be?
  • How will the pipeline affect me?
  • How do I get involved in the planning process?
  • What are my rights and responsibilities?
  • Will I be compensated?

The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) has produced this guide to help you get answers to these and other questions. We hope it will help you understand the regulatory process that pipeline projects must go through before they can be built, during construction and operation, and when they are abandoned.

The full content of the guide can be accessed by chapter using the menu on the right hand side of this page, or it can be opened in PDF format:

This guide may be helpful for the public, landowners, land occupiers, renters, lease holders, companies, environmental groups, Indigenous groups, and any other individual or group who wishes to know more about the NEB’s process and how to get involved.

The NEB’s website has a section called “Participation & Lands” that you may find helpful. Templates and documents to help you participate in our processes are also available. If you have any questions, please call toll free: 1-800-899-1265.

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