Thank you for that question.
The process starts with the National Energy Board's online filing manual, which is a very extensive document that sets out in great detail the information requirements that the board expects to see with an application for a new energy facility. It references in the filing manual and in the onshore pipeline regulations the Canadian Standards Association engineering standards, which are a minimum standard for materials, design, joining of pipes, and all other technical aspects of the design.
The largest section in the filing manual is on the environmental and socio-economic assessment. This section goes into great detail on the information requirements that will allow the National Energy Board to complete its environmental assessment.