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

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Head Office and Meetings

Marginal note:Head office
  •  (1) The head office of the Board shall be at Calgary, Alberta.

  • Marginal note:Quorum

    (2) Three members constitute a quorum of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2.1) Despite subsection (2), if the number of members authorized to deal with an application as a result of any measure taken by the Chairperson under subsection 6(2.2) is less than three, the number of members authorized by the Chairperson to deal with the application constitutes a quorum of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Vacancy

    (3) A vacancy in the membership of the Board does not impair the right of the remaining members to act.

  • Marginal note:Time and place of sittings

    (4) The Board may sit at such times and places as it considers necessary or desirable for the proper conduct of its business.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 7;
  • 1991, c. 27, s. 2;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 72.


Marginal note:Rules

 The Board may make rules respecting

  • (a) the sittings of the Board;

  • (b) the procedure for making applications, representations and complaints to the Board and the conduct of hearings before the Board, and generally the manner of conducting any business before the Board; and

  • (c[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 73]

  • (d) generally, the carrying on of the work of the Board, the management of its internal affairs and the duties of its officers and employees.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 8;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 73.


Marginal note:Secretary and other officers and employees
  •  (1) The Secretary and the other officers and employees necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the Board shall be appointed in the manner authorized by law.

  • Marginal note:Superannuation

    (2) For the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act, the members and Secretary of the Board and the officers and employees appointed as provided in subsection (1) shall be deemed to be persons employed in the public service.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a member of the Board appointed under subsection 4(1) unless the member was, immediately before being appointed, a person employed or deemed to be employed in the Public Service.

  • (4) [Repealed, 2013, c. 40, s. 200]

  • Marginal note:Deemed appointment

    (5) Where a position in the federal public administration is transferred to the Board within ninety days after this subsection comes into force, the incumbent of the position continues in the position in the Board and any person so continuing is deemed to have been appointed in accordance with subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Probation

    (6) Notwithstanding subsection (5) and section 28 of the Public Service Employment Act, no person deemed by that subsection to have been appointed is subject to probation, unless that person was subject to probation immediately before the appointment, in which case that person continues to be subject to probation as if the position had not been transferred.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 9;
  • 1994, c. 10, s. 19;
  • 2000, c. 20, s. 27;
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 224(E), 225(E);
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 200.