The AER sought feedback on proposed changes to the Pipeline Rules. The rules were made by the AER under the authority of the Pipeline Act. The rules were last reviewed and updated in 2005.
The changes include modernizing them to align with the latest safety and integrity management standards set by the Canadian Standards Association, reducing the environmental footprint of pipelines, reducing the administrative burden on pipeline operators, and aligning the rules with pipeline safety recommendations made by the Auditor General in 2015.
The Bulletin provided a summary of proposed changes, and asked stakeholders to provide feedback by completing a comment form and providing it to the AER by January 15, 2021.