Northern Pipeline Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-26)

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Northern Pipeline Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. N-26

An Act to establish the Northern Pipeline Agency, to facilitate the planning and construction of a pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Alaska and Northern Canada and to give effect to the Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on principles applicable to a Northern natural gas pipeline

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Northern Pipeline Act.

  • 1977-78, c. 20, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Act,

    “Administrator”

    « Directeur »

    “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Agency appointed or designated pursuant to subsection 6(2);

    “Agency”

    « Administration »

    “Agency” means the Northern Pipeline Agency established by subsection 5(1);

    “Agreement”

    « Accord »

    “Agreement” means the Agreement between Canada and the United States dated September 20, 1977, set out in Schedule I, and includes any exchange of notes between Canada and the United States amending Annex III of the Agreement to give effect to a report of the Board, dated February 17, 1978, in which the Board indicated it would include in its decision approving, pursuant to this Act, pipeline specifications, a requirement for a fifty-six inch diameter pipe with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,080 psi for that portion of the pipeline between Whitehorse, Yukon and Caroline, Alberta;

    “Board”

    « Office »

    “Board” means the National Energy Board established under the National Energy Board Act;

    “Commissioner”

    « Directeur général »

    “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Agency appointed pursuant to subsection 6(1);

    “company”

    « compagnie »

    “company” means a company to which a certificate of public convenience and necessity is declared to be issued by subsection 21(1) in respect of the pipeline;

    “designated officer”

    « fonctionnaire désigné »

    “designated officer” means the member of the Board who is designated under subsection 6(2) as Administrator or under subsection 6(4) as a deputy to the Administrator;

    “Hearing”

    « Audience »

    “Hearing” means the hearings before the Board in respect of applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity for the construction and operation of certain natural gas pipelines that resulted in a publication of the Board under date of June, 1977 in three volumes entitled “Reasons for Decision, Northern Pipelines”;

    “Minister”

    « ministre »

    “Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act;

    “pipeline”

    « pipe-line »

    “pipeline” means the pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Alaska across Canada along the route set out in Annex I to the Agreement and includes all branches, extensions, tanks, reservoirs, storage facilities, pumps, racks, compressors, loading facilities, interstation systems of communication by telephone, telegraph or radio, and real and personal property and works connected therewith.

  • Marginal note:References

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, a reference in this Act or in any schedule to this Act to the Foreign Investment Review Act, chapter 46 of the Statutes of Canada, 1973-74, or any provision of that Act shall be construed as a reference to that Act or provision as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of the Investment Canada Act, chapter 20 of the Statutes of Canada, 1985.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-26, s. 2;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 28 (1st Supp.), s. 50;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 212(E).