Notification for Regulated Companies and Interested Parties – Discussion Paper

The comment period for the Discussion Paper on the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) has been extended from 15 April to 30 June 2022.

Subject: Discussion Paper for review of pipeline regulations

Date: January 12, 2022

We are writing to let you know about a Discussion Paper on the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR), and we would like to invite your input. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) launched the OPR Review in December 2021 with an initial notification and a request to let us know how you would like to be engaged. We are now sharing this Discussion Paper (available online at the OPR Review webpage), with questions for your input by 15 April 2022. We want to hear from you; your participation will be an important contribution for the review of this regulation.

The CER’s objective for this review is to deliver a regulation that supports the highest level of safety, security and environmental protection, advances Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, addresses transparency and inclusive participation, provides for predictable and timely oversight and encourages innovation.

The OPR Review will build on learnings from years of implementing the OPR, and feedback from Indigenous peoples, regulated companies, landowners, and other stakeholders.

Virtual information sessions will be offered to provide you with an opportunity to have additional context and to be able to ask questions to help inform your input.

The following virtual session are being offered. Please let us know if you would like to participate by sending us an email at, with the subject line “Virtual Session” and the date that works for you. Information about the sessions will also be available on the Hearings, Information Sessions and Conferences webpage.

  • 9 February 2022: 11:00am to 12:30pm (MST) (French); 1:30pm to 3:00pm (MST) (English)
  • 23 February 2022: 10:30am to 12:00pm (MST) (English)
  • 9 March 2022: 10:30am to 12:00pm (MST) (English)
  • 30 March 2022: 1:30pm to 3:00pm (MST) (English)

Additional French language virtual sessions can be accommodated if requested.

Once again, your participation is very important to us and we look forward to hearing from you and receiving your input for the OPR Review.

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