Provides direction to parties applying for facilities approvals before the Board. It includes the planning requirements for locating new facilities, the mitigation required for construction of these projects as well as the process for review and approval of the environmental reports which are produced.
On August 11, 2016, the OEB issued a new edition of its Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario. The Guidelines enhancements ensure that roles and obligations for the Crown’s duty to consult process for intra-provincial hydrocarbon pipelines are better defined. The revisions to the OEB Guidelines streamline and clarify roles and obligations for the Ministry of Energy, the OEB and pipeline proponents.
- Cover Letter (pdf) (August 11, 2016)