Pipeline Regulation in Canada: A Guide for Landowners and the Public

Revised September 2010

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? Will I be compensated?

The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) has produced a 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, Aboriginal groups, and any other individual or group who wishes to know more about the NEB's process and how to get involved.

The "Land Matters" section contains information and templates to help the public participate in NEB processes. If you have any questions, please call us toll free: 1-800-899-1265 and indicate that you have a question about "land matters".

You can also provide feedback on this guide by accessing our "Contact Us - General Information" form.

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