CALGARY, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Joint Review Panel (the Panel)
conducting the review of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
has issued potential conditions for the project, should it be approved
to proceed. The potential conditions have been developed based on the
evidentiary record, including all oral and written submissions.
The potential conditions address all aspects of the proposed project
including engineering, spill response, socio-economic and environmental
requirements. The potential conditions can be viewed on the Panel's
website at www.gatewaypanel.review.gc.ca.
The Panel has not made any decisions on whether or not to recommend
approval of the proposed project. The publication of potential conditions is a standard step in the
hearing process that is mandated by the courts. This permits all
parties (intervenors, government participants and the applicant) to
provide comments and to suggest additional conditions for the Panel's
The purpose of conditions is to mitigate the risks and effects posed by
a project so that it is designed, constructed and operated in a safe
manner that protects human health and the environment. If the proposed
project is approved, the company will have to fulfill each condition.
The National Energy Board is responsible for verifying and enforcing
compliance of all conditions.
Parties wishing to provide comments or propose additional conditions
must submit their comments with their filed written final arguments by
12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on 31 May 2013. Parties will have the
opportunity to address the comments of other parties on the proposed
conditions during oral final argument in Terrace, British Columbia
beginning on 17 June 2013.
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