Discussion Paper 10: Public Participation

over 2 years ago
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This is the 10th of 12 discussion papers. For the full list, click here.

This discussion paper talks about public participation and the National Energy Board (NEB).

We look forward to reading your answers to the questions below and any comments you may have after reading the discussion paper below. The deadline to submit comments is March 31, 2017.

Download Discussion Paper 10: Public Participation

Discussion Questions:

  1. What works well regarding public participation:
  2. a. Prior to the hearing process;
    b. In NEB hearings (including the criteria outlined in section 55.2 of the NEB Act);
    c. In the development of emergency response manuals/ plans and their transparency;
    d. Outside the hearing process, including opportunities related to:
         i. The project life cycle;
         ii. Specific issues; and
         iii. Development of regulations.
  3. What could be improved regarding public participation:
  4. a. Prior to the hearing process;
    b. In NEB hearings (including the criteria outlined in section 55.2 of the NEB Act);
    c. In the development of emergency response manuals/plans;
    d. Outside the hearing process, including opportunities related to:
         i. The project life cycle;
         ii. Specific issues; and
         iii. Development of regulations.
  5. What additional opportunities could be provided for the public and Indigenous peoples to provide input over the course of the entire lifecycle of NEB regulated facilities (i.e., from application to abandonment)?
  • EP over 2 years ago
    2.There should be more funding provided to the NEB so more public engagement can happen across the life of a project. Online forums like this one should exist.3. Aboriginal monitoring and oversight is key.
  • PeterR over 2 years ago
    In answer to all those questions: We spent a lot of money and time during these 3 years in an effort to being treated fairly as landowners/farmers with the proposed TM new pipeline. However, even that we are not against the pipelines, the overall feeling is that we are not listened to. This creates unrest and unwillingness to cooperate together. Not a way to move forward.
  • Robert Kryszko over 2 years ago
    Discussion Paper # 10 answers to questions in: Public Participation:1 & 2.. Public participation is paramount, and the public must be included in all areas of the proposed project's life cycle; from application to abandonment. 3. Improvements in this area would include: a) at the application stage, the public must be notified the particulars of proposed project, b) Aboriginal/Indian groups, organizations, and authorities must be involved in the application stage and make decisions; including final decisions on application stage.