Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Alberta;British Columbia;Canada;Manitoba;New Brunswick;Newfoundland and Labrador;Nova Scotia;Ontario;Prince Edward Island;Quebec;Saskatchewan|
|Name||Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (Canada)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Equipment Certification, Fees, Generating Facility Rate-Making, Generation Disclosure, Industry Recruitment/Support, Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Natural Gas|
|Program Administrator||Canada National Energy Board|
The purpose of this Act is to promote safety, the protection of the environment, the conservation of oil and gas resources, joint production arrangements, and economically efficient infrastructures.
The act sets up a regulatory structure for licensing, permitting, equipment certification, safety and operational regulations and standards, land owner rights and the rights of access for exploratory and extraction operations, as well as prohibited areas.
The act also addresses the fee structures, the development plan approval process, employee benefits and training standards, financial obligations, pipeline and transmission tariffs, purchasing agreements and sales, and legal recourse.
|Department||Canada National Energy Board|
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|Authority 1:||Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act|