National Energy Board

The purpose of the National Energy Board is to promote safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.

The Board is responsible for ensuring companies comply with regulations concerning the safety of employees, the public, and the environment, as they may be affected by the design, construction, operation, maintenance and abandonment of a pipeline.

Through an agreement between the Board and Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Board staff have been designated as Safety Officers for the occupational health and safety of pipeline company field staff. These health and safety duties are usually combined with other construction site and facility inspections.

Further information regarding the National Energy Board's role in emergency management can be found on the website:

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