Public Input: National Energy Board Invites Participation in the Review of Arctic Offshore Drilling Requirements in Canada

Press Release – The National Energy Board (NEB) is inviting participation in its public review of Arctic offshore drilling requirements. The NEB, which has regulatory oversight for offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic, announced on 11 May that it would be looking into Arctic safety and environmental offshore drilling requirements. The NEB expects to complete this review before receiving applications for drilling in the Arctic offshore. A preliminary scope of the review is available on the NEB website. The preliminary scope includes topics such as drilling safely while protecting the environment, responding effectively when things go wrong, and lessons learned from major accidents elsewhere.

Deadline for registration and comments (preliminary scope of the review): July 16, 2010. You can register on-line, or mail contact information to the following:

Anne-Marie Erickson, Secretary of the Board
National Energy Board
444 Seventh Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8
Fax: 403-292-5503 or (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
File Number: OF-EP-Gen-EPGen-AODR 01

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