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NEB provides new guidance on damage prevention for municipalities

October 18, 2017

The National Energy Board (NEB) has developed a new guidance document, Damage Prevention Guidance for Municipal Operations and Maintenance Activities, for Canadian municipalities to safely and efficiently undertake routine operations and maintenance activities potentially resulting in construction, ground disturbance or vehicle crossings within the vicinity of an NEB regulated-pipeline.

Each ground disturbance, construction activity, or vehicle crossing is unique and the information presented by the NEB cannot deal with all cases; however, this guide is designed to help determine whether a municipality must notify the pipeline company for a safety assessment prior to commencing a municipal operations or maintenance activity. Where the situation is unclear, municipalities are encouraged to contact the one-call centre at