CALGARY, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board is making
$300,000 available under its Participant Funding Program to support
participation in the hearing for the proposed Eastern Mainline Project.
These funds will help landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated
non-industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested
persons to participate in the regulatory process. A higher amount may
be considered once applications for funding are received.
On 8 May 2014, TransCanada PipeLines Limited submitted a project
description to the National Energy Board for the proposed Eastern
Mainline Project. The proposed project would include the construction
of up to 370 km of new 36-inch (914 mm) natural gas pipeline, between
Markham, ON and Iroquois, ON. For much of the route, the new pipeline
will follow the existing TransCanada Mainline.
The funding available will help those who are interested to review the
Eastern Mainline Project application and participate in the hearing.
Interested persons are encouraged to review information on the proposed
project, including the Preliminary Draft List of Issues before submitting an application for funding.
To receive funding, interested persons must apply for and be accepted as
an Intervenor in the NEB's regulatory process. The funds must be used
to prepare for and participate in the hearing. Details about the
hearing will be announced by the Board at a later date.
A funding review committee, independent of the regulatory process, will
consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the
allocation of funds.
Funding applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Funding
will only be awarded for hearing related activities conducted after your application has been approved. Please review the Participant Funding Program Guide to determine when and how to apply for funding and what will be covered.
Information about Participant Funding, including the Application for Funding Form and the Contribution Agreement is available on the Board's website (www.neb-one.gc.ca/pfp).
For more information, contact:
Participant Funding Program Coordinator
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several
parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and
protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to
regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public
FOR BROADCAST USE:
The National Energy Board is making $300,000 available under its
Participant Funding Program to support participation in the hearing for
the proposed Eastern Mainline Project, which would include the
construction of up to 370 km of new 36-inch (914 mm) natural gas
pipeline between Markham, ON and Iroquois, ON.
Funding applications should be submitted as soon as possible. To find out more about the project, or to apply for funding, visit www.neb-one.gc.ca/pfp.
SOURCE: National Energy Board
For further information:
TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663