Consultation on Update to the Environmental Guidelines for Hydrocarbon Projects

Case number
Natural Gas

Note: Materials related to this consultation are located on the OEB's digital engagement platform, Engage with Us. Visit the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee.


In October 2022, Ontario Energy Board staff initiated a project to update the OEB’s Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016 (Environmental Guidelines).

The updates to the Environmental Guidelines were focussed on a review of the process by which Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC) members provide feedback on individual Hydrocarbon Projects, and the requirements individual OPCC members have with respect to various permits or approvals they issue that may be related to Hydrocarbon Project applications.

The project is now complete. Click here to access the 8th Edition of the Environmental Guidelines.