National Energy Board Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-7)

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-10-31. Previous Versions

PART IIADVISORY FUNCTIONS

Marginal note:Study and review
  •  (1) The Board shall study and keep under review matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction relating to

    • (a) the exploration for, and the production, recovery, manufacture, processing, transmission, transportation, distribution, sale, purchase, exchange and disposal of, energy and sources of energy in and outside Canada; and

    • (b) the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines.

  • Marginal note:Report and recommendations to Minister

    (1.1) The Board shall report on the matters referred to in subsection (1) from time to time to the Minister and shall recommend to the Minister such measures within the jurisdiction of Parliament as it considers necessary or advisable in the public interest for

    • (a) the control, supervision, conservation, use, marketing and development of energy and sources of energy; and

    • (b) the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines.

  • Marginal note:Request of Minister

    (2) The Board shall, with respect to energy matters, sources of energy and the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines,

    • (a) provide the Minister with such advice as the Minister may request, including advice relating to the export pricing of oil and gas;

    • (b) prepare such studies and reports as the Minister may request; and

    • (c) recommend to the Minister the making of such arrangements as it considers desirable for cooperation with governmental or other agencies in or outside Canada.

  • Marginal note:Use of government agencies

    (3) In carrying out its duties and functions under this section, the Board shall, wherever appropriate, utilize agencies of the Government of Canada to obtain technical, economic and statistical information and advice.

  • Marginal note:Other advisory functions

    (4) The Board and its officers and employees may, on request, provide advice about energy matters, sources of energy and the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines to

    • (a) ministers, officers and employees of any government department or ministry, whether federal, provincial or territorial; and

    • (b) members, officers and employees of any government agency, whether federal, provincial or territorial.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 26;
  • 1994, c. 10, s. 22;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 83.
Marginal note:Publication of studies and reports

 Studies and reports of the Board made under this Part may be made public with the approval of the Minister.

  • R.S., c. N-6, s. 23.
Marginal note:Powers of Board

 For the purposes of this Part, the Board has all the powers of commissioners under Part I of the Inquiries Act.

  • R.S., c. N-6, s. 24.