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Canadian Energy Regulator Processing Plant Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2013-01-31 to 2020-03-15:

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.


abandon means to permanently cease operation such that the cessation results in the discontinuance of service. (cessation d’exploitation)


Act means the National Energy Board Act. (Loi)


construction includes clearing or grading. (construction)


deactivate means to remove temporarily from service. (désactivation)


decommission means to permanently cease operation such that the cessation does not result in the discontinuance of service. (désaffectation)


environment means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water;

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere;

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms; and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c). (environnement)


incident means an occurrence that results or could result in a significant adverse effect on property, the environment or the safety of persons. (incident)


operate includes repair, maintain, deactivate, reactivate and decommission. (exploitation)

pressure piping

pressure piping means an assembly of pipes, pipe fittings, valves, safety devices, pumps, compressors and other equipment that is designed for the transport of fluids and is connected to a boiler or pressure vessel. (tuyauterie sous pression)

pressure vessel

pressure vessel means a vessel that is designed for the containment of fluids at internal gauge pressures of more than 103 kPa, has an internal volume of more than 42.5 L and has an internal diameter of more than

  • (a) 152 mm, if it is not in water service; or

  • (b) 610 mm, if it is in water service. (appareil sous pression)

processing plant

processing plant means a plant used for the processing, extraction or conversion of fluids and all structures located within the boundaries of the plant, including compressors and other structures integral to the transportation of fluids. (usine de traitement)


release includes discharge, spray, spill, leak, seep, pour, emit, dump and exhaust. (rejet)

  • SOR/2008-270, s. 1
  • SOR/2013-17, s. 1

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