Proposed Prince Rupert LNG Regulations Published

The proposed “Port of Prince Rupert Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Regulations” were recently published in the Canada Gazette.  According to the Regulatory Impact Analysis, there are four LNG export terminals proposed for Prince Rupert, British Columbia (B.C.), and while the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is authorized to regulate LNG facilities in the province, “constitutional questions can arise as to the jurisdiction and application of provincial law on federal port lands.”  The proposed regulations seek to establish “a coordinated regulatory approach between the federal and provincial governments … to ensure that … LNG projects are designed, constructed and maintained in a safe manner protecting the environment and safety of Canadians.”



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