CALGARY, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Joint Review Panel (the Panel)
conducting the review of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
will continue with the final hearings for questioning in Prince Rupert,
British Columbia starting on 10 December 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (Pacific
The issues that will be subject to questioning in Prince Rupert will be:
the potential impacts of the project on Aboriginal rights and interests;
the environmental effects associated with the marine terminal and marine
the socio-economic effects associated with the marine terminal and
the operations, safety, accident prevention and response related to the
marine terminal and marine transportation; and
engagement and consultation.
The Prince Rupert hearing is scheduled to run from 10 to 17 December and
will then continue on 4 February 2013 with 10 weeks scheduled in
February, March, April and May. Sitting hours for the December session
will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Please see the Panel's
website at www.gatewaypanel.review.gc.ca for more information on all hearing dates and times. The hearing will
be broadcast live (in English and French) over the Panel's website.
The Panel previously held final hearings in Edmonton, Alberta and Prince
George, British Columbia. For the complete list of issues subject to
questioning at each location, please see Appendix A of Procedural
Direction #8 on the Panel's website.
The Panel anticipates Final Argument (written and oral) to take place
from mid-May to late June 2013. Further details will be communicated in
Media Procedure for the Final Hearings
Members of the media are welcome to attend the hearings. Filming,
recording and photographing will be allowed within pre-established
fixed locations in the hearing room while the hearings are underway.
Media reporting or interviews will not be allowed in the hearing room.
The Panel may modify the media procedure for the hearings at any time.
The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project involves the construction
of two 1 170-kilometre pipelines running from Bruderheim, Alberta to
Kitimat, British Columbia and the construction and operation of the
Kitimat Marine Terminal.
About the Joint Review Panel
The Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is an
independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the
National Energy Board. The Panel will assess the environmental effects
of the proposed project and review the application under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act.
SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information:
Annie Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Kristen Higgins (email@example.com)
National Energy Board
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Telecopier (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663