CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB, or the
Board) is making available $200,000 under its Participant Funding
Program to assist landowners, Aboriginal groups, incorporated
non-industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested
persons to participate in the regulatory process of the proposed Carmon
Creek Pipeline project. A higher amount may be considered once
applications for funding are received.
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) filed a project description on 15
November 2013, informing the Board that an application seeking approval
for the Carmon Creek Pipeline project will be submitted later this
year. The project, if approved, would be located about 35 km north
east of Peace River, Alberta, and would involve the construction and
operation of a new 61 km sweet natural gas pipeline measuring up to 610
mm (24 inches) in width. Approximately 56 km of the pipeline would be
built alongside existing linear uses.
Funding is being made available to help those who are interested in
reviewing and commenting on a project application to be submitted by
NGTL. To receive funding, interested persons will have to apply for and
be accepted as an intervenor in the NEB's regulatory process for this
project. Funding must be used to prepare for and participate in the
hearing process. Details about the hearing process 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
by this funding.
A preliminary draft List of Issues identifying the topics that the Board
may consider during the review process is available on the NEB
website. This list may be updated after the application has been
filed. Those who are interested in applying for Participant Funding are
encouraged to review information on the proposed project.
Information about the Participant Funding is available on the Board's
Web site (www.neb-one.gc.ca). Under Public Participation, select Participant Funding Program. Please review the Participant Funding Program Guide to determine when and how to apply for funding and what will be covered. The Application for Funding Form and the Contribution Agreement can also be found on this page.
For general information about the Board's hearing process and how you
can participate effectively, select Hearing and Information Sessions on the Board's website, and then click on Participate in a Public Hearing.
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 announced today that Participant Funding will
be available for the Carmon Creek Pipeline project. In its project
description, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) is requesting approval
for the construction and operation of a new 61 km sweet natural gas
pipeline to be built in the northwestern part of the province of
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.
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SOURCE: Government of Canada
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