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Appendix A: What Some Sections of the NEB Act Mean for Landowners

Appendix A: What Some Sections of the NEB Act Mean for Landowners
Section 21 The may review and change a decision it has already made.
Sections 31-33 Sets out the required information for drawings and lands information to be provided for landowners to decide if they oppose the detailed route.
Section 34 Sets out the required information for notices to be given to landowners and printed in newspapers about the detailed route, and also what is required to oppose a route.
Section 35 Provides for the Board to be able to hold a detailed route hearing based on set criteria.
Section 36 Under this section drawings for the detailed route are approved by the Board.
Section 39 Provides for costs of detailed route hearings to be set for reimbursement to landowners.
Sections 41-42 Companies can apply to fix errors in drawings or landowner information.
Section 45 Companies can apply under this section for small changes to the route, sometimes after it is approved or even after it is built.
Section 46 A pipeline route be moved by order of the Board for specific reasons.
Sections 49-51.4 Sets out the role and powers of an Inspection Officer.
Section 52 Companies can apply under this section for a large project and it lists the basics of what is included in the application.
Section 55.2 Sets out when the Board will allow a person to participate in a hearing to consider an application to construct and operate a pipeline or power line.
Section 58 Companies can apply under this section for a smaller scale project - examples are listed.
Sections 58.1-58.4 Information on applying for approval for international power lines.
Section 73 Allows companies to enter a landowner's lands to survey and for various other reasons listed here.
Section 74 Companies must ask the Board if they are going to sell or abandon their pipeline or facilities.
Section 86 Sets out the wording and provisions that should be covered in a land agreement.
Section 87 Sets out what should be included in a notice to an owner of lands - the mandatory information about land acquisition and the Board.
Section 75
Sections 84, 85
Sections 88-103
NRCan provisions on negotiation and arbitration process for compensation determination.
Section 104 Sets out the requirements for a Right of Entry application.
Section 112 Sets out the rules for crossing pipelines and the 30 metre safety zone.

National Energy Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) have information on the safe and continued operation of pipelines as well as abandonment. NEB Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995 (often referred to as the Rules) have information on legal requirements, the hearing process, service of documents, the right of entry process, and more.

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